Visual arts

Norman Lindsay,  c.1918

Art on the Front Line: lest we forget

April 24, 2015

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.

Half deck: Allan C. Green

Never judge a cover by its book

April 2, 2015

Arts, Visual arts:

Our new exhibition, Inspiration by Design: Word and Image From the Victoria and Albert Museum, puts the look of the book front and centre and raises the question, just what is it that makes us reach for that particular book in the first place?

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

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

Poets at war: ‘What passing bells for these who die as cattle?’

February 12, 2015

Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some of the great poets of the First World War, currently highlighted in The Mirror of the World exhibition

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

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Anna Welch highlights some Australian psychedelia currently on show in our Mirror of the World exhibition

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…..

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Currently on display in Mirror of the World is a 1570 English edition of Sebastian Brant’s famous German satire The Ship of Fools.

75 years ago; art goes to war again

75 years ago; art goes to war again

September 5, 2014

Arts, Film, Popular music, Visual arts:

I was taken by surprise the other day when, listening to the radio in the morning, the announcer rather casually mentioned that on that particular day 75 years ago (… Read More ›

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

New DVDs: Reef, Seashore, Shrek & Vali.

August 23, 2014

Arts, Dance, Music, Musicals, Painting, Performing Arts, Popular music, Television, Visual arts:

New DVDs arriving into the collection include the following releases in rock, popular and classical music, opera, dance, musical theatre, televison variety and visual arts. Gene Kelly : anatomy of a… Read More ›