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
Trent Parke’s Avenue of Honour at the Australian War Memorial
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Photography at photoaccess September 2016
During September 2016 photoaccess presented simultaneous three exhibitions: In the Landscape, Annika Harding and Amy Dunn, River, Peter Ranyard & New Paintings, Oscar Capezio. Continue reading “photoaccess”
27 October 2016 – 27 February 2017
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.
Continue reading “Being Turnbulled: Arts funding”
Jonathan Jones of The Guardian on Ross Bleckner
A story from The Guardian on Ross Bleckner and how artists rework ideas – producing similar works of art.
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NGA Highlights: Albert Namatjira
There’a small exhibition of Albert Namatjira’s paintings at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.
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How hierarchies happen in contemporary Australian art
Sasha Grishin, Australian National University
There are about 30,000 professional practicing visual artists in Australia today (see note).
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Featured artist on the ART MUSEum
Click on the image above for the link to Polixeni’s web site and..
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NGA exhibition review
There’s a wonderful exhibition at the NGA till 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits.
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art schools, universities, national art school, visual arts, education
There’s a long story – about what has been going on behind closed doors about the future of Sydney’s art schools. What next?
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What happened to the blockbuster art exhibition?
Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University
A blockbuster art exhibition can double the annual attendance of an art museum and pull in significant amounts of money.
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Exhibition: Harold Cazneaux at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) is a giant in the history of Australian photography.
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September 2016 issue of Artlink
The September 2016 issue of Artlink is available. Click on image for more
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Valerie Sparks wins Bowness
The Monash Gallery of Art has announced that Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks has won the 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Prospero’s Island – North East’ featuring one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.
Click here for a link to the artist’s website.
Click here for the link to Monash Gallery of Art
Polixeni Papapetrou’s new series Eden on view at Stills Gallery
Click on the image for the story from ArtDaily on Polixeni Papapetrou’s Eden exhibition on at Stills Gallery in Sydney. Highly recommended.
Take a tour of Photo London festival 2016
click on the image to take a virtual tour of the exhibitions at the Photo London festival in London.
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photography link on the art museum
click here for the story on Art Daily – and for another link – click here for the Harry Ransom Centre’s page
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”
A review & comments on other NGA
The NGA has a special exhibition until 6 November 2016 on the works of Mike Parr. There is no charge (it’s fee).
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the visual arts just are sometimes too weird!
The first weird or strange story is about how to turn vandalising an artwork into a claim for compensation – don’t try this in your local art gallery! click here.
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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.
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Saying goodbye to an influential Australian photographer
We recently heard of the death of a great Australian photographer. Click here to see an essay on John from 2004.
public art and equity
Click on image for the story of the lack of public statues depicting women in the UK.
news on photography exhibition by William Eggleston
click on the image for the story about the exhibition of William Eggleston
notice of exhibition at the V&A London
click on the image for information on the V&A exhibition
Beauty In This, exhibition by Maryanne Voyazis
Beauty In This is a wonderful photography exhibition, by Maryanne Voyazis, on for a short time at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.
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Review International Center of Photography New York
There’s something going in within photography – there’s something going within many of the centres and galleries devoted to photography.
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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.
Continue reading “Arts writing, Tracey Moffatt & Degas”
In the 21st Century, is there equity in the arts?
One would think that if any Australian employment sector had by now dealt with equity in its ranks – that it surely it would be the arts.
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2016 Auckland festival of photography – June 2016
The 2016 Auckland festival of photography like many Australian photographic festival is very dependent on the enthusiasms and the energy of a small band of people, or more often than not, just one person.
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News on photography by Cindy Sherman
click on the image for the story from the New York Times
Photography is alive and very well –
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