Tadlow Music, 2012

New Listening in Arts : Paris to St. Petersburg, Mondo Rock to Madder Lake

October 2, 2015


Arts, Music:

Some great new arrivals in popular and rock music, film soundtracks, musical theatre, classical music and opera feature the following.     Notre Dame de Paris : the music of Maurice Jarre. Besto Mondo :… Read More ›

Catherine the Great by Johann Baptist von Lampi

From Russia with love: treasures from the Hermitage

September 18, 2015


Arts, Decorative arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Melbourne is currently experiencing a little bit of Imperial Russia with the exhibition, Masterpieces From the Hermitage: the Legacy of Catherine the Great, now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here at the State Library of Victoria you can bury yourself in these treasures all year round.

Stormy weather, and all that jazz

Stormy weather, and all that jazz

September 3, 2015


Arts, Music:

If you haven’t dipped into the online Naxos Jazz Library before, do yourself a favour……

William Morrow Publishers, 2014

Strutting and fretting their hour; new books in the performing arts

August 21, 2015


Arts, Film, Performing Arts:

Sometimes the goings on behind the scenes are a whole lot more fascinating than what goes on out the front……

ABC, Universal Music, 2014

New Sights & Sounds including Stones, Sinbad and Satchmo.

August 14, 2015


Arts, Film, Music:

Some great new arrivals in popular music, film soundtracks, musical theatre, jazz, rock, classical, and even marching music for those so inclined.

Interior views of cinema: Harold Paynting

Melbourne International Film Festival; that’s entertainment!

July 31, 2015


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



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


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


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


Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

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