Arts

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.

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

What do Bob Hope, Japanese gangsters and Patti Smith have in common?

March 4, 2016

Arts, New books:

They are all here as popular culture rears just a few of its many heads, on the shelves and online…..

Elektra, 2014, 2000

New Sights and Sounds: Boheme & Bowie, Classics & Colleen, and lots more

February 18, 2016

Arts, Music:

Many great new arrivals for the New Year include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, jazz, rhythm & blues, film soundtracks, opera, dance, classical and children’s songs.  They include baubles, bangles and beads… Read More ›

PBS Home Video, 2006

Warhol & Weiwei, together at last

February 5, 2016

Arts, Visual arts:

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, strange bedfellows? Maybe not……

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

January 22, 2016

Arts, Music:

Its been a tough start to the year with the loss of some truly iconic rock music figures.