Arts

Jean Stewart’s ballet photography

Jean Stewart’s ballet photography

July 22, 2016

Dance, Such was life:

Jean Stewart’s atmospheric ballet photographs capture the drama and beauty of the Victorian Ballet.

St. Martin's Press, 2011

The interwebs are singing with some musical ebooks

July 15, 2016

Arts, Music:

Some familiar musical names, and maybe some not so familiar, but all of them well worth getting to know; not to mention a clip of Judy Garland that will take your breath away!

Marvel Worldwide Inc, 2015

The art of the comic book, or the comic book as art?

June 23, 2016

Arts, Comic books:

Comic books have come a long way since their first appearance in America in the 1930s. You can start exploring our growing collection with these beautiful artist’s editions of some iconic titles.

Warner Music Australia, 2014

New Listening: Prince & Alice, Cleo & Callas, & much more

June 3, 2016

Arts, Film, Music:

Some great new music in Arts from pop to classical, and quite a few points in between.

New books with an American accent in Arts

New books with an American accent in Arts

May 20, 2016

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

An iconic American family of artists, a book of photographs capturing a lost place and time, an artist we should know better, and a lovely voice from Hollywood’s past.

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.

David Chittick, 2014

Robot monsters, Mr Squiggle, death metal zombies and a bit of Monty Python: business as usual in the Arts Library

April 21, 2016

Arts, New books:

New in Arts, just a few of the things that make popular culture so popular

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

WWI posters from the Library’s collection

April 21, 2016

Arts & literature, Social life & customs, Such was life, Visual arts, War:

State Library Victoria has a significant collection of British, French and Australian WWI posters. As the war progressed, changes emerge in the content and themes of the images; through recruitment, the symbolism of women and to our heroes on the Front.

New Sights & Sounds : Aida, Autumn, Peter, Puccini, & much more.

New Sights & Sounds : Aida, Autumn, Peter, Puccini, & much more.

April 1, 2016

Arts, Film, Music:

Some great new audio and video arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, pop, rock, classical music and film soundtracks.

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Arts, Photography, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.