Revisiting a review of a Tate exhibition of Late Turner
This 2014 exhibition at the Tate was a magnificent exhibition.
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).
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.
The NGV opens with David Hockney’s recent work
This exhibition is worth the visit to Melbourne. It is a collection of David Hockney’s work since the year 2,000.
For many years tourists regarded Singapore as a stop over to somewhere else. Most spent a night or three but rarely much more.
The 2016 Singapore Biennale, a festival of South East Asian visual art, is now on till 26 February 2017.
looking for art criticism, reviews, opinions
A few comments about so called reviews in arts and architectural magazines.
Taking On the Boys’ Club at the Art Museum
Festival declared open by packed crowd
Contour 556, Canberra’s 2016 public art festival, is open this weekend along the southern foreshore of the lake.
The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand
A reminder that next weekend Canberra’s Public Art Festival, Contour 556, will be staged along the foreshores of the lake and in a few other venues.
James Paterson, Institute of Public Affairs senator
Just when things were getting stupid in most sectors of Australian politics, up pops another idiot. These people vote!
The Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery has three exhibitions on till the end of October that make the visit worth while – and more. Continue reading “Tuggeranong Arts, journeys, soul searching, lost souls”
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.
New The Fourth Plinth sculpture unveiled.
The Fourth Plinth is the vacant plinth sitting in Trafalgar Square.
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.
National Gallery Singapore exhibition
Organised in association with Tate Britain, the Gallery’s second international exhibition explores the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art.
MoMA will make thousands of exhibition images available online
Wow! – at last. Exhibitions come and go (disappear).
At last some has agreed how important it is to have a visual record of exhibitions and to make the visual records available as an international resource. Click here.
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.
Jonathan Jones of The Guardian on Ross Bleckner
NGA Highlights: Albert Namatjira
There’a small exhibition of Albert Namatjira’s paintings at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.
2016 public art festival in Canberra
More news about Canberra’s new public art festival – to run Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November 2016. Continue reading “contour 556”
The art work by Annie Trevillian plus others..
Here’s a review that points to the great work being done by Megalo artists. Megalo is a Canberra based open access print workshop. Click here.
One day soon I must tell my version of Megalo. I worked for the organisation from 1986 to 1991.
A review of Michael Taylor’s exhibition
I can remember the first time, being around 1985, when I saw a Michael Taylor painting and can recall the effect it had on an artwork I was doing at the time.
Article and essays about the arts have become threatened species given the downturn in the newspapers.
The number of arts writers has continuously being reduced. So it is wonderful that a few survive.