Frank Hurley in the Middle East

National Library of Australia exhibition

A medium size exhibition currently at the National library of Australia (NLA) presents a selection of Frank Hurley’s middle east photographs from his time there during World War II.

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photography at the NGA

Touring the NGA for photography March 2019

As pointed last year, there’s a  diverse selection of photography presently on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia – in Canberra.

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documentary photography in the UK museums

The opening of the TATE Britain exhibition of Don McCullin’s documentary photography has highlighted the role of the UK museums in collecting photography.

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Don McCullin

Exhibition at the TATE
Cyprus 1964, printed 2013 Don McCullin born 1935 ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased with the assistance of the ARTIST ROOMS Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and Tate Members 2014 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/AR01184

Photography survey exhibition of Don McCullin’s documentary photography at the TATE Britain until 6th May 2019.
Here’s a link to the exhibition page – click here.

 

Summer photography in Canberra

Seeking photography

as reported in other blogs – I set out to see what photography was on exhibition in three cultural institutions in Canberra. The news is not all bad. There’s stuff to see – just you have to know where to look.

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Blue Prints: The Photographs of Anna Atkins

at the New York Public Library

British Algae by Anna Atkin was the first book ever to be illustrated with photography, and the images within it were the first photographs ever used for scientific illustration.

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Doris Ulmann

Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris UlmannGeorgia Museum of Art (Athens, Georgia USA)Until 18 November 2018

Posted by The Art Museum on Saturday, 25 August 2018

Exhibition: Australian Centre for Photography

Oceans from here

Oceans from here

Exhibition notice  – Oceans from here at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) Project Space, 72 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW.  till 15 September 2018

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Sasha Grishin on 2018 Archibald

Review: Archibald Exhibition at AGNSW 2018

Sasha has written a critical review of this years Archibald Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Hilarie Mais

ANU Drill Hall exhibition (Canberra)

This exhibition of 20 works by Hilarie Mais presents a recent decade of practice. It is an exhibition by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney) showing at the Drill Hall in Canberra till 29th July 2018.

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Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Exhibition Notice

A photography exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Washington till 2 June 2019 – Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

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Congratulations to Moshe Rosenzveig

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Congratulations to Moshe Rosenzveig for his dedication to the medium of photography – especially for his amazing work in bringing the photography festival, Head-On, to Sydney for all of us to enjoy.

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Diane Arbus at Heidi

Art Blart review of Diane Arbus exhibition

Dr Marcus Bunyan has reviewed the exhibition of the NGA’s travelling exhibition, Diane Arbus: American Portraits, at the Heidi Museum of Modern Art (Melbourne).

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Choosing an art gallery director

How to get it wrong – or right

There’s a story in the Los Angeles Times that has implications for the management of all public art galleries, large and small.

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the NGA

The Alhalkere Suite (1993)

An unexpected thing happened last Sunday as I went through the Indigenous Galleries at the National Gallery of Australia – the NGA. Continue reading “Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the NGA”

New Zealand National Gallery collection

Opening of new visual arts at Te Papa

We all remember when the New Zealand National Gallery of Art disappeared and was consumed in to the new Museum of New Zealand Te Papa.

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Michael Reid’s Wall Power

Contemporary Australian photography in London

Michael Reid Gallery has opened an exhibition of Australian Contemporary Photography at the Australian High Commission in London.

Another big splash in London!

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Antony Gormely and Jonathan Jones

The Critical Visual Arts Review

There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.

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Frank Hurley at Manly Art Gallery and Museum

What is the statue in the photograph?

We have been the joint-curators for the Frank Hurley exhibition now on at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

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V&A Photography Centre

Is this the confirmed date for the opening of the V&A Photography Centre? Buried in this article is the mention of the opening date for the V&A's Photography Centre – 12 October 2018

Posted by The Art Museum on Friday, 4 May 2018

Scandal at NGA – well maybe not

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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