Exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
making modernism – the work of three artists, Margaret Preston, Crace Cossington Smith and Georgia O’Keeffe – until 2 Oct 2017.
Continue reading “Making Modernism at the AGNSW”
Exhibition: Brave New World 1930s
The new major exhibition at the state gallery (NGV) is themed Brave New World 1930s.
Continue reading “NGV Brave New World”
Exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery: Travellers
I think this may be an interesting exhibition. Maybe!
Continue reading “Travellers at QAGOMA”
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Celebrating the feminist Holden
Margaret Dodd’s Bridal Holden, 1977, ceramic sculpture, 24 x 42 x 20 cm. Clay Glen. Courtesy The Cross Art Projects. Joanna Mendelssohn, UNSW
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How Australian engage with the arts
A good report has been released and it breaks down the stats around public support for the arts – but..
Continue reading “Australians, Australia Council and the Visual Arts”
Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?
This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.
For Americans who love art by the likes of Hans Holbein, Édouard Manet, Georges Braque and Paul Klee, dark times lie ahead.
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Keeping warm and enjoying a coffee
Time out on a freezing cold morning in Canberra
Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
Continue reading “Jeff Moorfoot OAM”
Queen’s Birthday honour to former NGA curator
As listed: Dr Anne Mary Gray AM
Continue reading “Anna Gray AM”
Culture Heist, Art versus Money, by Judith White
I plan to offer some comments on this book very soon – meanwhile there’s a post online by Judith that is worth reading. Click here.
will we ever have an arts minister?
While Australia is a great country – it has been a long time since we have experienced a government that was actually committed to its culture.
Continue reading “Looking for arts policy”
Exhibition scenes from: melodrama in meiji japan
Continue reading “Meiji Japan at NLA”
Another bad decision by the University of Sydney
Was it a mistake for arts schools to be amalgamated into universities?
Continue reading “Sydney University & Arts Schools”
Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
Continue reading “Joanna Sassoon”
Contour 556 is a national public sculpture biennial, for Australia’s capital.
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Book Notice: Culture Heist, Judith White
ART VERSUS MONEY: The fight for the soul of a
great public institution
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Sidelining of the visual arts by mainstream media
and to add to the heading – being sidelined by conservative governments and their agencies.
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Visual Arts exhibitions May 2017
Here’s a few of the exhibitions in Canberra this month.
Continue reading “Canberra Visual Arts in May”
Review Penny Craswell / The Design Writer
click on the image or here for Penny Craswell’s blog and her review of the new Design Museum in London
A contemporary art project – Alison Alder
There’s a great little but significant exhibition of screen prints at the Museum of Democracy in Canberra (Old Parliament House).
Continue reading “One to eight”
Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3-28 May 2017
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Print your own masterpieces and digital pens – the brave new world of the museum
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The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Exhibition: Making Modernism – exhibition of works by O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith. Click here for the galley page.
Ballarat’s Gold museum hosts Dr Blake exhibition
This exhibition at the Gold Museum in Ballarat is good news following the more devastating news on the cancelling of the TV series.
Continue reading “Dr Blake Mysteries – Exhibition”
Simon Elliott moves from the NGA to Brisbane
from ArtsHub – QAGGOMA gets a new Deputy Director – see below
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O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
11 Mar 2017 – 11 Jun 2017
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National Gallery Singapore to exhibit Yayoi Kusama
See the notice in the Straits Times. Click here.
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Jonathan Jones recognises the genius of Vermeer
Click on the above for Jonathan Jones’s piece in The Guardian on Vermeer.
Continue reading “Vermeer at the Louvre”
375,000 Public-Domain Images in Creative Commons
Click on image for the story on ArtNews
more on the MoMa’s action to promote art from Trump banned countries.
New Yorkers have reacted positively to the actions by MoMa to change some of the western art on exhibition for art by artists from countries banned by Trump. Click on the image above for the story.
Continue reading “MoMA protests Trump ban”
North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition notice
click on image for the news of the exhibition of Ansel Adam’s ‘Museum Set’ – chosen by him to best represent his work.
Note to Australian Galleries – how to easily make a statement
click on the image for the story of how art galleries could make a stand against the Trump actions on equity and immigration.
Continue reading “MoMA protests Trump ban”
major bust – 75 arrested
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Comments on 1995 contemporary art
Has anything changed?
Continue reading “Barry Oakley”
John Berger, art critic author, death announced
Click on the image above for the announcement in The Guardian
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Exhibition: Iskandar Jalil till 28 Feb 2017
Sometimes you wander into an exhibition not knowing the artist – and sometimes you are very pleasantly surprised.
Continue reading “National Gallery Singapore”
Jonathan Jones looks at Christmas cards – click on the image
Buying art on a cruise? Surely not.
This story is still hard to believe. Do people really buy art while floating around on a cruise ship?
Continue reading “Cruise auction”
Jonathan Jones on cherishing the landscape
Click on the image to see the point being made – it’s a good one!
Continue reading “What is this landscape about”
Pace Gallery (NY): Rothko: Dark Palette
One of my favourite places in the National Gallery of Australia is the seat in front of their Mark Rothko painting.
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Another hit by corporate consultants
Two stories that provide an overview of what happens when a local council takes the advice of the latest fashionable corporate consultants.
Continue reading “Townsville Perc Tucker Gallery”
The visual arts in Canberra is a very active scene. It has been thus for several decades.
Continue reading “Megalo–doing proud by Canberra”
A 2010 article by Peter Conrad on Carol Jerrems
Click on the image for a 2010 article by Peter Conrad in The Monthly.
Usually at this time of the year, I am looking forward to the coming visual arts exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).
Continue reading “Versailles at the NGA–a summer of glitz, cake and unsettled staff”
Nassau County Museum of Arts devotes galleries to photography
Click here for the article on artdaily.
Prada opens photography gallery in Milan shopping arcade
Story from The Art Newspaper – click here.