The schoolgirls of Charles Blackman – haunting works from a politically innocent age
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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Van Gogh and the Seasons is a sensitively curated crowd-pleaser despite a paucity of masterpieces
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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NGV Festival of Photography: Bill Henson
Click here for the very informative review by Richard Johnstone of the Bill Henson exhibition at the NGV – part of their festival of photography.
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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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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Call for entries
click on image for details – entries close 26 July 2017
Australian photographers – Melbourne 1959 – late 1960s
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George W Bell: Australian photographer & painter
George W Bell (1920 – 2008) was member of Group M – in Melbourne.
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Exhibition: Brutal at Linden New Art
At Linden in St Kilda (Melbourne) till 8th March 2017.
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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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Wesley Stacey exhibition: The Wild Thing
Exhibition of 40 years of photographs by Wesley Stacey at the Monash Gallery of Art, 4th March – 28 April 2017 –
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Exhibition: Wes Stacey–The Wild Thing
Monash Gallery of Art 4 March to 28 April 2017
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Acland Street Public Art Commission
Expressions of Interest are due by 5pm on 3 February 2017
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photography at the CCP Melbourne
Click on the image for the winners of the competition,
The NGV opens with David Hockney’s recent work
This exhibition is worth the visit to Melbourne. It is a collection of David Hockney’s work since the year 2,000.
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Gender and the NGV: ‘More white male artists than you can shake a stick at’
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 wins Bowness
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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