Stills Gallery: Curtain Call

Exhibition: Curtain Call at Stills Gallery Sydney

Still have given notice of their final exhibition.

With Curtain Call, Stills Gallery is looking back  over the history of the gallery and presents the mother of all salon hangs featuring over 70 artists from over the 26 years of exhibitions including:

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The Photography Room May-June 2017

3 New Exhibitions at The Photography Room

Dörte Conroy – What Comes to Mind:   Lorna Sim – Enigma:
Maurice Weidmann- Absence of Sunshine
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photoaccess

Exhibition: Chinese Whispers and Other Stories, curated by Pia Johnson

This photoaccess exhibition is an exhibition I recommend – not because all the works are successful – but for combined messages.

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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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National Gallery Singapore

CHARTING THOUGHTS: ESSAYS ON ART IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

A new research book has been published by the National Gallery of Singapore. It contains essays on Southeast Asian art by 25 scholars. One of the contributing scholars is Gael Newton.

The book is available from the NGS shop and through their website – click here.

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Getty Photography

 J Paul Getty, Masterpieces, Photography

Here’s a 1999 publication that is really worth looking through – I borrowed a copy from the library. It is a gem. The production of the photographs in the catalogue are sumptuous – so do not settled for any online version here or elsewhere. You have to see the book – or even better see the originals. But that’s my point – see my comments after this sample.

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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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Photographing Singapore’s public housing

Photographing Singapore’s public housing

There’s an article in Straits Times about photographer Koh Kim Chay and his decades of photographing the ubiquitous government flats of Singapore.

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Eduardo Masferre

Exhibition: Eduardo Masferre at the NGA

There’s a wonderful set of photographs by Eduardo Masferre presently on exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

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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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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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Dr Blake Mysteries – Exhibition

Ballarat’s Gold museum hosts Dr Blake exhibition

This exhibition at the Gold Museum in Ballarat is good news following the more devastating news on the cancelling of the TV series.

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Group M – Philip Bentley

A history of Group M photographers by Philip Bentley

Back in 1996, Philip Bentley, Melbourne historian, wrote a thesis on the history of the Melbourne photographers, Group M.

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