Mid Winter – Canberra Visual Arts

My recommendations for mid winter visual arts in Canberra

Here’s a list of exhibitions I would recommend to locals and anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in mid winter 2017.

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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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Stills Gallery to close

news from Stills in Sydney

The photography community and art lovers received this sad news this week. While it is fully understood and we all sympathise, it is still so sad to lose what has been a gallery that has done a magnificent job for the world of photography.

here’s the letter as received:

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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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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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