There’s an interesting article in The Guardian about the link between technology and the uses of photography.
Threats to Freedom of the Arts
It is unusual to find among visual arts writers/ critics those who express an honest strong critical opinion about artworks/ exhibitions.
More sad news on progress on equity
There’s an article in the Art Newspaper talking about a celebration of women in the visual arts…
Two stories about forgeries today
The visual art market has some very amazing forgeries in circulation – and who knows how many yet to be detected.
How to get it wrong – or right
There’s a story in the Los Angeles Times that has implications for the management of all public art galleries, large and small.
The Critical Visual Arts Review
There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.
National collection gems out of sight
Sasha Grishin has written an opinion piece on his blog on the current situation of visual arts in Canberra – many of his thoughts I share.
Exhibition: Poetry and Place, Dianne Firth
Ever wondered about what language some of those art gallery wall texts were written in?
NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass
17 August to 15 October 2017
Curated by: Barbara Campbell and Jane Cush Continue reading “Neil Roberts”
A wonderful piece by Sasha Grishin – posted to his blog. Worth the read definitely.
Book Review: Joy Eadie, Discovering Charles Meere: Art and Allusion
Sasha Grishin has been busy again
Exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
making modernism – the work of three artists, Margaret Preston, Crace Cossington Smith and Georgia O’Keeffe – until 2 Oct 2017.
Exhibition: Brave New World 1930s
The new major exhibition at the state gallery (NGV) is themed Brave New World 1930s.
Keeping warm and enjoying a coffee
Time out on a freezing cold morning in Canberra
Culture Heist, Art versus Money, by Judith White
I plan to offer some comments on this book very soon – meanwhile there’s a post online by Judith that is worth reading. Click here.
will we ever have an arts minister?
While Australia is a great country – it has been a long time since we have experienced a government that was actually committed to its culture.
Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3-28 May 2017
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.
Comments on 1995 contemporary art
Exhibition: Iskandar Jalil till 28 Feb 2017
Sometimes you wander into an exhibition not knowing the artist – and sometimes you are very pleasantly surprised.
Buying art on a cruise? Surely not.
This story is still hard to believe. Do people really buy art while floating around on a cruise ship?
Jonathan Jones on cherishing the landscape
Click on the image to see the point being made – it’s a good one!
Another hit by corporate consultants
Two stories that provide an overview of what happens when a local council takes the advice of the latest fashionable corporate consultants.
Record numbers visit cultural institutions
The Straits Times reports on a growth in numbers of people who attended national museums and heritage institutions in 2015.
honest art criticism always welcomed
Taking On the Boys’ Club at the Art Museum
The V&A as a centre for photography
An update on the move of the Royal Photography Society’s collection to the V&A – and the V&A as a centre for photography. click here.
Exploring the Incomparable Valley
click on image for the exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery.
Yes they were there
click here – for a story on the presence of females amongst the abstract expressionists.
NGA art on the walls of the PM’s Lodge
Have a look at the photograph above – taken from the Canberra Times.
The Royal Academy of Art & Abstract Expressionism
Last time I saw Blue Poles it was on temporary exhibition alone in a room at the NGA.
Continue reading “Abstract Expressionism at the RA London”
$150 million public sculpture for Manhattan
We all wish there were more supporters for public art.
Gender and the NGV: ‘More white male artists than you can shake a stick at’
From The Guardian: Critics are taking Australia’s most visited art gallery to task for its lack of non-male representation in its major exhibitions. But gender inequality at state galleries isn’t limited to the National Gallery of Victoria. Click here for the story
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.