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New books, and not a piano in sight!

New books, and not a piano in sight!

December 12, 2012

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

It’s been a while since I’ve done a new-books post, what with Australian Music Month, Melbourne Music Week, and the Kaldor Art Project demanding our attention. So let’s get back… Read More ›

New books: art in the gallery and on the body

New books: art in the gallery and on the body

August 30, 2012

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

Great French paintings from the Clark : Barbizon through Impressionism: essays by James A. Ganz and Richard R. Brettell The names of Sterling and Francine Clark are perhaps not as… Read More ›

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

Arts on Film: Triple Bill

August 29, 2012

Arts, Music, Painting:

A triple bill featuring Australian artist Robert Jacks, Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe and French pianist Yvonne Loriod, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened… Read More ›

Double Bill Screening: Peter Churcher & Graham Kennedy

Double Bill Screening: Peter Churcher & Graham Kennedy

July 17, 2012

Arts, Painting, Television:

A double bill featuring Australian artist, Peter Churcher, and iconic television entertainer, Graham Kennedy, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday July… Read More ›

Painting and photography….and dogs!

Painting and photography….and dogs!

June 16, 2012

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

Dogs in Australian art : a new history of antipodean creativity by Steven Miller As the proud owner of two whippets who just happen to be the most beautiful dogs… Read More ›

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

New books in Arts and a game of costume football!

April 24, 2012

Arts, Comic books, New books, Painting, Popular music, Theatre:

A mixed bag of new books in Arts; could you ask for anything more? Florence Young and the golden years of Australian musical theatre by Frank Van Straten When I… Read More ›

Down to the sea in ships

Down to the sea in ships

January 30, 2012

Arts, Painting, Photography:

An enquiry from a customer regarding maritime painting uncovered a watery treasure-trove! The sun rising through vapour : Turner’s early seascapes by Paul Spencer-Longhurst Difficult to go past Turner’s astonishing… Read More ›

Art from the Low Countries to the Yarra River

Art from the Low Countries to the Yarra River

January 20, 2012

Arts, New books, Painting, Visual arts:

A swag of books relating to the visual arts have appeared on the new book’s shelf this week; from the sublime to the sublime! Van Eyck to Durer : the… Read More ›

Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

November 13, 2011

Arts, Dance, Music, Painting:

Spring is most definitely in the air, not to mention the eyes, the nose, the throat, etc., and it’s a season that has been celebrated by many artists over the years; maybe… Read More ›

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

These are a few more of my favourite things…..

August 15, 2011

Arts, Comic books, Music, Painting:

Yet more self-indulgence on my part! All-star Superman written by Grant Morrison ; pencilled by Frank Quitely Some comic book characters come and go, but Superman appears to be eternal and… Read More ›