Charles Blackman

The schoolgirls of Charles Blackman – haunting works from a politically innocent age

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Part of Charles Blackman’s The Exchange, 1952, oil on plywood on composition board. 91.7 x 91.7 cm. National Gallery of Victoria © Charles Blackman
Sasha Grishin, Australian National University

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Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh and the Seasons is a sensitively curated crowd-pleaser despite a paucity of masterpieces

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A detail from Vincent Van Gogh’s A wheatfield, with cypresses, early September 1889.National Gallery, London. Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1923 (NG3861) © The National Gallery, London

Anita Pisch, Australian National University

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Dr Blake Mysteries – Exhibition

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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Group M – Philip Bentley

A history of Group M photographers by Philip Bentley

Back in 1996, Philip Bentley, Melbourne historian, wrote a thesis on the history of the Melbourne photographers, Group M.

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Wesley Stacey at MGA

Exhibition: Wesley Stacey – The Wild Thing

Congratulations to the Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) for this wonderful exhibition of the Australian photographer, Wesley Stacey.

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Gender and the NGV

Gender and the NGV: ‘More white male artists than you can shake a stick at’

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From The Guardian: Critics are taking Australia’s most visited art gallery to task for its lack of non-male representation in its major exhibitions. But gender inequality at state galleries isn’t limited to the National Gallery of Victoria. Click here for the story

Valerie Sparks

Valerie Sparks wins Bowness

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The Monash Gallery of Art has announced that Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks has won the 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Prospero’s Island – North East’ featuring one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.

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