Hanson photographs of Victoria and New South Wales

The art of the garden

March 26, 2015

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With the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in full bloom, it seems only right to have a bit of a floral festival here at the Library. As Cicero said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Fantagraphics Books, 2014

New in the visual arts: on the shelf and online

March 20, 2015


Arts, New books, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

The visual arts come in all shapes and sizes

Bring the sound of the world into your home

Bring the sound of the world into your home

March 13, 2015


Arts, Music:

With the global sounds of WOMADelaide still vibrating in the air, it seems like a good time to draw your attention to one of our most fascinating eresources, the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries database from Alexander Street Press; full of beautiful and unexpected pleasures and treasures from around the world.

Century, 1995

The Final Frontier: putting the fiction into science

March 5, 2015


Arts, Film, Television:

The sad news this week of the death of American actor Leonard Nimoy (aka Star Trek’s Mr Spock) transported me back to my days of rubber Vulcan ears and plastic phaser guns…..