Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia
The other day I visited the NGA and was very pleasantly surprised by an exhibition in the first Australian Art exhibition space (near the old front door).
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Recommendations for 2017 spring Canberra visual arts
Here’s a list of exhibitions my recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in spring of 2017.
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Exhibition: Poetry and Place, Dianne Firth
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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“.
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Ever wondered about what language some of those art gallery wall texts were written in?
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NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass
17 August to 15 October 2017
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City-wide festival aims to revive Venice’s glass industry
Inaugural Venice Glass Week, 10-17 September, will include more than 140 exhibitions on the delicate medium. click here
A wonderful piece by Sasha Grishin – posted to his blog. Worth the read definitely.
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Exhibition: The Derwent
Exhibition now open at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (Hobart).
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the 2017 Wynne Prize finalists
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Book Review: Joy Eadie, Discovering Charles Meere: Art and Allusion
Sasha Grishin has been busy again
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Passion and procession: art of the Philippines
24 June – 12 November 2017 at the Art Gallery of NSW
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Exhibition: Brave New World 1930s
The new major exhibition at the state gallery (NGV) is themed Brave New World 1930s.
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Exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery: Travellers
I think this may be an interesting exhibition. Maybe!
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Andrew Wyeth and the artist’s fragile reputation
Andrew Wyeth stands by a creek on his Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania property in 1964. AP Photo/Bill Ingraham-Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University
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Exhibition at May Space Gallery (Sydney)
Click here for a link to the gallery and the survey exhibition of Robert Boynes’ artworks.
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Review / Endless fascination in Moran portraits
Click here for review in Canberra’s City News
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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Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra)
This is a very special exhibition – a real gem.
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A 2017 mid winter meander through the NGA
There is a load of reasons why you should visit the NGA right now..
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ANU Drill Hall – a visual arts treasure
There’s a treasure now on a much improved permanent exhibition in Canberra – namely:
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Celebrating the feminist Holden
Margaret Dodd’s Bridal Holden, 1977, ceramic sculpture, 24 x 42 x 20 cm. Clay Glen. Courtesy The Cross Art Projects. Joanna Mendelssohn, UNSW
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How Australian engage with the arts
A good report has been released and it breaks down the stats around public support for the arts – but..
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Why does contemporary art make for wildly popular blockbusters?
This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.
For Americans who love art by the likes of Hans Holbein, Édouard Manet, Georges Braque and Paul Klee, dark times lie ahead.
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The compulsion to create: ‘outsider art’ at MONA’s The Museum of Everything
Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything. Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong), CC BY
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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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Another bad decision by the University of Sydney
Was it a mistake for arts schools to be amalgamated into universities?
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“Sculpture on the Campus”
Canberra Grammar School, 40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill, until Saturday, June 18.
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Contour 556 is a national public sculpture biennial, for Australia’s capital.
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Sidelining of the visual arts by mainstream media
and to add to the heading – being sidelined by conservative governments and their agencies.
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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
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Van Gogh and the Seasons is a sensitively curated crowd-pleaser despite a paucity of masterpieces
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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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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NGA Video: Worry will vanish revelation
A special room has been constructed downstairs for this video by Pipilotti Rist.
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