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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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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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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The National 2017

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.

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Australian Impressionism

review: Australia’s Impressionists at National Gallery London

A good review of these Australian works in the London exhibition – click on the image for the link to The Guardian

Jonathan Jones on painting

A second coat: why painting is the comeback art of the 21st century
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Could just as easily be painted on a wall in London or Cairo … David Salle’s Angels in the Rain (1998) at the Saatchi gallery. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

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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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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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