Versailles at the NGA–a summer of glitz, cake and unsettled staff

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Usually at this time of the year, I am looking forward to the coming visual arts exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).

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It’s Time–for a walk–Contour 556 awaits you

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Contour 556, Canberra’s 2016 public art festival, is open this weekend along the southern foreshore of the lake.

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Tuggeranong Arts, journeys, soul searching, lost souls

refugees-P1210263The Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery has three exhibitions on till the end of October that make the visit worth while – and more. Continue reading “Tuggeranong Arts, journeys, soul searching, lost souls”

Annette Messager at the MCA Sydney

Review: Annette Messager:  motion/emotion at the MCA Australia (Sydney) till 26 October 2014

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(this is republished/reblogged  review from 2014) We were fortunate to have a reason to be in Sydney for the Monday.

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Abstract Expressionism at the RA London

The Royal Academy of Art & Abstract Expressionism
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Last time I saw Blue Poles it was on temporary exhibition alone in a room at the NGA.
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Artist and Empire

National Gallery Singapore exhibition

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Organised in association with Tate Britain, the Gallery’s second international exhibition explores the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art.

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Being Turnbulled: Arts funding

Turnbull’s destruction of the arts

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It would be a reasonable thing to say that voters, especially people in the arts and those concerned about the Australia Council, were relieved to see Tony Abbott booted out of the prime ministership to be replaced by Malcolm Turnbull.

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Megalo

The art work by Annie Trevillian plus others..

1471217379912Here’s a review that points to the great work being done by Megalo artists. Megalo is a Canberra based open access print workshop. Click here.

One day soon I must tell my version of Megalo. I worked for the organisation from 1986 to 1991.

Michael Taylor at CMAG

A review of Michael Taylor’s exhibition

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I can remember the first time, being around 1985, when I saw a Michael Taylor painting and can recall the effect it had on an artwork I was doing at the time.

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