A photography exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Washington till 2 June 2019 –
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
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Someone trying to catch the NGA out on something – anything!
When there are so many things to be thinking about – the Crimes of Canberra has a focus on the purchase of chairs at the NGA.
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Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century
Another Green World surveys art of the landscape in the contemporary era by female contemporary artists both emerging and established.
The exhibited works will encompass an historical consciousness of the landscape genre both from Western and Indigenous traditions as well as being an open speculation about the future of the biosphere itself.
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Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
10 Nov 2017 – 12 March 2018,
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2017 Ravenswood women’s art prize
Artist Joan Ross wins the Ravenswood women's art prize
The Art Museum on Sunday, 6 August 2017
exhibition: Botanica Eclectica at X Gallery
Silver exhibition dedicated to Robert Foster
The Art Museum on Sunday, 6 August 2017
City-wide festival aims to revive Venice’s glass industry
Inaugural Venice Glass Week, 10-17 September, will include more than 140 exhibitions on the delicate medium.
Click on image above for the AGNSW news on the winners
Archibald finalists & why Tony Albert deserves to win
Detail from Tony Albert Self-portrait (ash on me), acrylic on linen.102 x 102 cm. © the artist Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
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Wonderful to see a regional council investing in public art – click here for the story.
the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists
Wynne Prize 2017 finalist James Drinkwater, ‘Passage to Rungli Rungliot’, oil on hardboard, 180x360cm.
© the artist Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW Prudence Gibson, UNSW
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2017 Winners Announced
The Tweed Regional Gallery has announced the winners of the 2017 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture.
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from the Great Wave to Starry Night, how a blue pigment changed the world
Detail from Katsushika Hokusai, The great wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki namiura), (1830–34), from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2) Hugh Davies, La Trobe University
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Exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery: Travellers
I think this may be an interesting exhibition. Maybe!
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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..
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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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Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
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Queen’s Birthday honour to former NGA curator
As listed: Dr Anne Mary Gray AM
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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.
Exhibition scenes from: melodrama in meiji japan
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Another bad decision by the University of Sydney
Was it a mistake for arts schools to be amalgamated into universities?
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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?
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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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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).
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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.
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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
See the notice in the Straits Times.
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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.
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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.
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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.