Turnbull’s destruction of the arts
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.
Jonathan Jones of The Guardian on Ross Bleckner
NGA Highlights: Albert Namatjira
There’a small exhibition of Albert Namatjira’s paintings at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.
Featured artist on the ART MUSEum
NGA exhibition review
There’s a wonderful exhibition at the NGA till 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits.
art schools, universities, national art school, visual arts, education
There’s a long story – about what has been going on behind closed doors about the future of Sydney’s art schools. What next?
Exhibition: Harold Cazneaux at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) is a giant in the history of Australian photography.
September 2016 issue of Artlink
The September 2016 issue of Artlink is available. Click on image for more
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.
Click here for a link to the artist’s website.
Click here for the link to Monash Gallery of Art
Take a tour of Photo London festival 2016
2016 public art festival in Canberra
More news about Canberra’s new public art festival – to run Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November 2016. Continue reading “contour 556”
The art work by Annie Trevillian plus others..
Here’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.
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.
Saying goodbye to an influential Australian photographer
We recently heard of the death of a great Australian photographer. Click here to see an essay on John from 2004.
Beauty In This, exhibition by Maryanne Voyazis
Beauty In This is a wonderful photography exhibition, by Maryanne Voyazis, on for a short time at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.
Review International Center of Photography New York
There’s something going in within photography – there’s something going within many of the centres and galleries devoted to photography.
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.
In the 21st Century, is there equity in the arts?
2016 Auckland festival of photography – June 2016
The 2016 Auckland festival of photography like many Australian photographic festival is very dependent on the enthusiasms and the energy of a small band of people, or more often than not, just one person.