Textiles as seen at CRAFT ACT November 2013
(originally published on a Word or Two)
It has been a while since I wandered into the exhibition venues of Craft ACT , the local craft council. On the main walls was an exhibition “Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation“.
Tilt: Belinda Fox & Neville French
Archibald finalists & why Tony Albert deserves to win
Detail from Tony Albert Self-portrait (ash on me), acrylic on linen.102 x 102 cm.© the artist Photo: Jenni Carter, AGNSW
the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists
Book Review: Joy Eadie, Discovering Charles Meere: Art and Allusion
Sasha Grishin has been busy again
Exhibition: Victorian Watercolours
An exhibition that has not received enough publicity – but is a must see.
Exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
making modernism – the work of three artists, Margaret Preston, Crace Cossington Smith and Georgia O’Keeffe – until 2 Oct 2017.
Exhibition: Brave New World 1930s
The new major exhibition at the state gallery (NGV) is themed Brave New World 1930s.
Walking in on an artist’s install of their exhibition can be an interesting way to learn more about an artist and their work.
Review / Endless fascination in Moran portraits
Click here for review in Canberra’s City News
Exhibition: Modern Times at the Drill Hall Gallery
This survey of works by Robert Boynes is one very engaging exhibition.
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.
A quick tour of the NGA exhibition
A review by Sasha Grishin
Book Notice: Culture Heist, Judith White
ART VERSUS MONEY: The fight for the soul of a
great public institution
Defying Empire: the legacy of 1967
Review Penny Craswell / The Design Writer
click on the image or here for Penny Craswell’s blog and her review of the new Design Museum in London
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).
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
Exhibition Review : Review by John McDonald
His heading says it all – The National: three galleries and 48 artists adds up to mostly lacklustre affair.
NGA Video: Worry will vanish revelation
A special room has been constructed downstairs for this video by Pipilotti Rist.
NGA Exhibition – Rodel Tapaya – New art from the Philippines
Rodel Tapaya has become ‘a must purchase’ by collectors of contemporary Southeast Asian art.
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.
April 2017 exhibitions at The Photography Room
Canberra’s The Photography Room continues to provide an amazing array of photography exhibition.
Exhibition Review : The National at the Art Gallery of NSW
My reactions? Ernest, many social issues, not much fun, no contemporary photography, installations, some painting, and a feeling that you may have seen much of this before.
Review by Peter Haynes
Exhibition: Current at the NGV
I recommend David Hockney’s extraordinary exhibition in Melbourne – till 13 March 2017.
Exhibition: Brutal at Linden New Art
At Linden in St Kilda (Melbourne) till 8th March 2017.
Exhibition: The Right To Offend Is Sacred
An exhibition till 4th June 2017, by Brook Andrew at the State Gallery in Victoria (NGV*).
Comments on 1995 contemporary art
National Gallery of Australia – Versailles exhibition
The 2016 summer exhibition at the NGA in Canberra is Versailles Treasures from the Palace – until 17 April 2017.
A second coat: why painting is the comeback art of the 21st century
Revisiting a review of a Tate exhibition of Late Turner
This 2014 exhibition at the Tate was a magnificent exhibition.
The Royal Academy of Art & Abstract Expressionism
Last time I saw Blue Poles it was on temporary exhibition alone in a room at the NGA.
Continue reading “Abstract Expressionism at the RA London”
A review of Michael Taylor’s exhibition
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.
Article and essays about the arts have become threatened species given the downturn in the newspapers.
The number of arts writers has continuously being reduced. So it is wonderful that a few survive.