Photography

Maggie 'Herself', Maggie Diaz, 1950-1969

Maggie Diaz: remembering a life as modern as tomorrow

February 17, 2017

Events, Photography:

Maggie Diaz was an American-born Australian commercial photographer. She lived and worked in Melbourne from 1961 until her death in October 2016. She was 90 years old. On Friday 24 February, 2017—on the eve of what would have been her 91st birthday—the State Library of Victoria is holding a public memorial in her honour.

New books with an American accent in Arts

New books with an American accent in Arts

May 20, 2016

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography:

An iconic American family of artists, a book of photographs capturing a lost place and time, an artist we should know better, and a lovely voice from Hollywood’s past.

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Arts, Photography, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.

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

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

December 2, 2014

Arts, Film, Photography, Visual arts:

Bohemians come in all shapes and sizes

Something visual on the new books shelf

Something visual on the new books shelf

November 26, 2014

Arts, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

A handful of fascinating new books have recently arrived on the shelves, centred on the visual arts in all of its many guises…..

Photography: in and out of focus

Photography: in and out of focus

September 19, 2014

Arts, New books, Photography:

Photography continues to be a major part of our contemporary art collecting, and here are just a few new titles to tempt you into the building (and one you can… Read More ›

Charles Marville and the changing face of Paris

Charles Marville and the changing face of Paris

May 19, 2014

Arts, Photography:

With the State Library’s major Victor Hugo exhibition coming up in July, the name of Charles Marville has been getting mentioned in despatches recently. One of the very greatest photographers… Read More ›

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

New books: from rocking the nation to charting the world

April 11, 2014

Arts, Music, New books, Photography, Popular music, Visual arts:

 Rock country : the sounds, bands, fans, fun & other stuff that happened: edited by Christian Ryan “Sex lessons from Bon Scott. Scary encounter with Chrissy Amphlett. On the trail… 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 ›