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 ›

Kamera Books, 2013

New books in Arts, analogue and digital

May 7, 2015

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Arts, New books:

New books, both print and online, continue to crowd the Arts Library shelves. Happy reading!

Music for The Ages: and the library shelves

Music for The Ages: and the library shelves

May 1, 2015

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Arts, Music, Popular music:

Pop music is, in my opinion, derided more for its omnipresence than its artistic merits. I’m certain this wouldn’t be the exact sentiment of other fans of non-mainstream styles of… Read More ›

Norman Lindsay,  c.1918

Art on the Front Line: lest we forget

April 24, 2015

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Arts, Comic books, Visual arts:

Australian artists have fallen-in with our fighting forces since colonial times, witnessing, reporting and questioning all aspects of war.

A moa for all seasons, now showing in Mirror of the World

A moa for all seasons, now showing in Mirror of the World

April 17, 2015

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Arts:

We highlight the work of controversial natural historian Richard Owen in our Mirror of the World exhibition