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Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

Woof woof woof: or the dog in art…..woof

June 26, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Now for some total self-indulgence! Having just welcomed two beautiful Whippets into the family (don’t get me started…), it seems like the ideal time to explore the central, if under-appreciated,… Read More ›

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

Collectors, museums and curious cabinets…….

March 20, 2014

Arts, Decorative arts, Painting:

The glorious Piranesi exhibition currently on show here at the State Library has me thinking about the whole passionate business of collecting. The British as art collectors : from the… Read More ›

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

New books: the Duke, Sydney Moderns, glorious Sargent, and some nude men…..

February 13, 2014

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Nude men : from 1800 to the present day: edited by Tobias G. Natter and Elisabeth Leopold This is the catalogue to a groundbreaking exhibition held at the Leopold Museum… Read More ›

New books for a new year

New books for a new year

January 2, 2014

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

What better way to start the new year…..  Australia: curated by Anne Gray, Ron Radford, Kathleen Soriano et. al. This major show of Australian art at the Royal Academy in… Read More ›

New books: landscapes, furniture and bathing in St. Kilda

New books: landscapes, furniture and bathing in St. Kilda

November 18, 2013

Arts, Furniture, Painting:

  Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria by Dr Peter Dowling and Daniel McOwab This might seem like an odd title, until you realise just how little… Read More ›

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

New Books, with a bit of Monkee business…..

November 5, 2013

Arts, Music, New books, Painting, Popular music:

Monkee business : the revolutionary made-for-TV band by Eric Lefcowitz   Given that they were throroughly dismissed by just about everybody in the “serious”rock music business of the day, The… Read More ›

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

Bird Week: something to tweet about in Arts

October 18, 2013

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

Guest blogger and pigeon-fancier Jane Miller couldn’t resist celebrating Bird Week….. A bit of cross promotion here for Bird week (19-25 October) as the Arts Library includes in its’ collections… Read More ›

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

New Books: luminous pencils and noisy roosters

September 6, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

 Balinese art : paintings and drawings of Bali 1800-2010 by Adrian Vickers Balinese art over the last 200 years draws on a rich tradition of local village-based artistic styles as… Read More ›

New Books: in and around Melbourne

New Books: in and around Melbourne

June 29, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

The presses keep rolling….. L. Bernard Hall : the man the art world forgot by Gwen Rankin This marvellous new biography of Bernard Hall, published in association with the State… Read More ›

New books: art and the spirit of the land

New books: art and the spirit of the land

February 2, 2013

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Nice to see the new-book’s trolley starting to fill up again: Sydney Long : the spirit of the land by Anne Gray   The haunting images of Australian artist Sydney… Read More ›