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..
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.
Keeping warm and enjoying a coffee
Time out on a freezing cold morning in Canberra
Ballarat photography festival director recognised
from the listing:
Queen’s Birthday honour to former NGA curator
As listed: Dr Anne Mary Gray AM
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.
Exhibition scenes from: melodrama in meiji japan
Another bad decision by the University of Sydney
Was it a mistake for arts schools to be amalgamated into universities?
melodrama in meiji japan
Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
Contour 556 is a national public sculpture biennial, for Australia’s capital.
Book Notice: Culture Heist, Judith White
ART VERSUS MONEY: The fight for the soul of a
great public institution
Sidelining of the visual arts by mainstream media
and to add to the heading – being sidelined by conservative governments and their agencies.
mossgreen auction notice
click here for latest catalogue on Australian Art auctions.
Visual Arts exhibitions May 2017
Here’s a few of the exhibitions in Canberra this month.
Review Penny Craswell / The Design Writer
click on the image or here for Penny Craswell’s blog and her review of the new Design Museum in London
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).
Head On Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of Regis Lansac’s photographs at Janet Clayton Gallery:
3-28 May 2017
Print your own masterpieces and digital pens – the brave new world of the museum
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.
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.
Simon Elliott moves from the NGA to Brisbane
from ArtsHub – QAGGOMA gets a new Deputy Director – see below
O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
11 Mar 2017 – 11 Jun 2017
Jonathan Jones recognises the genius of Vermeer
more on the MoMa’s action to promote art from Trump banned countries.
New Yorkers have reacted positively to the actions by MoMa to change some of the western art on exhibition for art by artists from countries banned by Trump. Click on the image above for the story.
Note to Australian Galleries – how to easily make a statement
Comments on 1995 contemporary art
John Berger, art critic author, death announced
Click on the image above for the announcement in The Guardian
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.
The visual arts in Canberra is a very active scene. It has been thus for several decades.
Usually at this time of the year, I am looking forward to the coming visual arts exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).
Nassau County Museum of Arts devotes galleries to photography
Click here for the article on artdaily.
Prada opens photography gallery in Milan shopping arcade
Story from The Art Newspaper – click here.
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.
For many years tourists regarded Singapore as a stop over to somewhere else. Most spent a night or three but rarely much more.
looking for art criticism, reviews, opinions
A few comments about so called reviews in arts and architectural magazines.