Jonathan Jones and tourism in galleries

Jonathan Jones on getting rid of tourists rushing through galleries – to bring back slow tourisms – urging people to stop and enjoy the art.

Posted by The Art Museum on Friday, 4 August 2017

Politics of landscape

the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists

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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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Katsushika Hokusai

from the Great Wave to Starry Night, how a blue pigment changed the world
File 20170718 22039 dlajiDetail 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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Mid Winter – Canberra Visual Arts

My recommendations for mid winter visual arts in Canberra

Here’s a list of exhibitions I would recommend to locals and anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in mid winter 2017.

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MONA’s The Museum of Everything

The compulsion to create: ‘outsider art’ at MONA’s The Museum of Everything
File 20170613 32034 10dglu3Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything. Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong), CC BY

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NGA Filipino art review – part 2

More on the review on ArtsHub by Gina Fairley

There was an earlier comment by Arts Hub on issues around the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition of Filipino art.

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NGA: The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial

A quick tour of the NGA exhibition
This tour is meant to whet your appetite for this NGA exhibition – The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial.

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NGA: The Third National Indigenous Art Triennial

A review by Sasha Grishin
This NGA exhibition is an exhibition of contemporary art that should not be missed. It’s very good.

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One to eight

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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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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The National 2017

Exhibition Review : Review by John McDonald

His heading says it all – The National: three galleries and 48 artists adds up to mostly lacklustre affair.

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O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

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.

The National 2017

Exhibition Review : Review by Sasha Grishin

Sasha’s review was very cautious – and he seems to have avoided any criticisms. Click here.

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PhotoAccess

PhotoAccess exhibition: Common Ground

If you are interested in seeing a mixture of contemporary photography – then get yourself over to Manuka and visit PhotoAccess to enjoy their members’ exhibition – Common Ground.

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NGA Filipino art review

A review on ArtsHub by Gina Fairley

click here for the review – but sit down and prepare yourself as it is a bit of a scorcher!

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