Special presentation on George W Bell
George Bell (1920 – 2008) was member of Group M – in Melbourne.
Note to Australian Galleries – how to easily make a statement
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).
For many years tourists regarded Singapore as a stop over to somewhere else. Most spent a night or three but rarely much more.
The Singapore Biennale is now on till 26 February 2017.
Taking On the Boys’ Club at the Art Museum
NGA art on the walls of the PM’s Lodge
Have a look at the photograph above – taken from the Canberra Times.
More news about Canberra’s new public art festival – to run Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November 2016. Continue reading contour 556
The NGA has a special exhibition until 6 November 2016 on the works of Mike Parr. click on the image above….
weird things can happen within the art world – as in all aspect of life.
The art work by Annie Trevillian plus others..
Here’s a review that points to the great work being done by artists working within Megalo – a Canberra based open access print workshop. Click here.
One day soon I must tell my version of Megalo when I worked for the organisation as it was then from 1986 to 1991.
Why arts schools matter, not just for art’s sake but for urban renewal in Sydney and other cities
Patchwork, ironic, serious and kitsch: the best of the Archibald finalists
Beauty In This is a wonderful photography exhibition, by Maryanne Voyazis, on for a short time at Nishi Gallery, New Acton.
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.
Tate Modern’s Switch House
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.
There’s a wonderful exhibition at the NGA till 30th October 2016 – Diane Arbus: American portraits.
Exhibition Review: Home, 2 June – 20 June 2016
First a positive note – full marks to the ACT Government for their efforts to achieve direct flights between Canberra and the cities of Wellington and Singapore.
contour 556 is Canberra’s new public art festival to be staged from Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November, 2016
Last Friday 13th May was sad day, and very much a black Friday, for many in the arts across Australia.
click – here – for information about this poster project
There’s an announcement for a new biennale of Australian contemporary art. Good news – click on the image for The Guardian story – but..
While some people may enjoy the buzz of living within densely population metropolitan cities, there are definite benefits to being in Canberra and being able to head out into the country in a few minutes, rather than struggling down the crowded toll ways.
Click on image for the exhibition details at China In The World (ANU)
Imprint – photography and the impressionable image.
Art Gallery of NSW till 18 May 2016
Modernists: highlights from the European collection, till 25 April 2016
Contour 556 is to be a three-week public art festival in Canberra 21 October – 13 November 2016 on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin (and other locations). Continue reading Public Art Festival – Contour 556
When reading the latest thought bubbles from the property lobby, it was difficult to avoid laughing out loud. In their quest to improve Civic business activity, the Civic property lobby has recommended that the ACT Government should hand over money to assist in the refurbishment of the Melbourne and Sydney buildings.
In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major Tom Roberts exhibition.
Opening 4th December 2015: The world is beautiful
Sometimes a visit to the National Gallery of Australia can deliver a very nice surprise.
Click on the image for the link to the gallery page for the artist – and for more, see this article
There’s was a recent announcement that the government is calling for developers to put forward proposals to develop part of the Kingston Foreshore site as an arts precinct.
One wonders what their perception and concept of what is art precinct. Then there will be the issues that the government is looking for a commercial entity to propose an arts precinct.
The MGA has announced Joseph McGlennon as the winner of the 2015 Bowness prize.
There’s an online video made before the announcement – Guardian Australian photo editor Jonny Weeks and photographer Mike Bowers discuss the entires and their picks for the winners. click here.
It with great sadness that we heard that our friend Rose Farrell died recently. There’s a very good piece about Rose written by Robert Nelson — click here.
As art publication struggle along with other hard copy magazines, there’s interesting news about how ARTnews and Art in America are to merge to form the world’s largest art-media company.
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) opened its new wing in 2010 and amongst several key improvements was the realignment of the main front entrance.
Review — Internecine: The Vanished Musicians
The exhibition, Internecine — The Vanished Musicians is a multi media exhibition that deals with immigration issues that are part of Australia’s recent history.
The Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is presently staging an exhibition not to be missed.
Exhibition of botanical photographs by Karl Blossfeldt opens at Pinakothek der Moderne – click on the image
click on the image – for many articles about the art world and its not so fair treatment of women. If one sector of this world should have sorted this by now – surely it should have been the arts. But alas, it just ain’t so. Here’s the link again.
This is an exhibition of Asian artworks from a private collection, that of Gene and Brian Sherman. It’s a good exhibition – worth visiting.
Hot Gossip: The ACP to move from Paddington and will be soon looking for a new Director.
The news being circulated around Sydney is that the ACP has made its decision to move from Paddington and to move to the western suburbs, to Parramatta. This will definitely require a change to the organisation and some of its programs.
I spotted this work of art in a visual arts print making exhibition at the Mosman City Gallery (Sydney). (Review to follow in a couple of days)
Given the current leadership of the country and its attitudes to segments of society as well as its dangerous statements about migrants – this image is way too disturbing. It reflects so accurately how so many people feel about this government and the current Prime Minister.