Arts

Interior views of cinema: Harold Paynting

Melbourne International Film Festival; that’s entertainment!

July 31, 2015

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Arts, Film:

It’s that time of year again when Melbourne’s cinephiles either come to work bleary-eyed and tetchy, or just take a couple of weeks off and disappear into darkened cinemas around town.

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

July 24, 2015

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Arts:

Its been 46 years since astronauts first walked on the moon, but artists the world over have been travelling there for centuries.

National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015

Mining for treasure, or digging deep for art

July 17, 2015

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Arts, Visual arts:

S.T.Gill is perhaps best known for his iconic visions of everyday life on the goldfields, and a quick search of our catalogue shows that he was not alone in finding a rich vein of inspiration in the more industrial side of life.

PS Classics, 2015

New Listening in Arts : Soundtracks and Shows

July 8, 2015

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Arts, Film, Music, Musicals:

Classic film soundtracks and Broadway shows currently feature on the Listening Posts in Arts.

Sa’di, Gulistan, State Library Victoria, folio 21

Persian treasures in Mirror of the World

June 26, 2015

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Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some beautiful Persian manuscripts currently on display in the Mirror of the World exhibition

Paramount Records, 1970

The Battle of Waterloo and its 200 year old legacy

June 18, 2015

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Arts, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

The Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate, even 200 years after those ferocious days

Wendingen: cover by El Lissitzky

Wendingen: Designing modernity

June 5, 2015

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Arts, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to an art magazine that is itself a work of art

Red Planet, 1995

Moments to treasure

May 29, 2015

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Arts, Film, Music:

Between the Library and the internet you can find almost any treasure

Bela Lugosi

118 years young, but who’s counting…….

May 22, 2015

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Arts, Film, Music:

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make.” Can you guess whose 118th birthday it is this month?

Autumn Listening in Arts:  Paper Planes, Tess & Two 4 Jazz

Autumn Listening in Arts: Paper Planes, Tess & Two 4 Jazz

May 15, 2015

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Arts, Music:

Music for Autumn currently features on Listening Posts in Arts.  This includes new releases and latest arrivals in film sound tracks, musical theatre, jazz, rock and classical music. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on.… Read More ›