Visual arts

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

War and the arts: strange bedfellows

August 8, 2014

Arts, Music, Painting, Popular music, Visual arts:

 And the band played on: by Robert Holden (ebook) Robert Holden is undoubtedly one of our finest social and cultural historians, and this recent book is a timely examination of… Read More ›

The cat

The cat

July 21, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

I knew that my post on dogs in art would trigger a feline response….. Spend any time on the internet and you could be forgiven for thinking everyone likes cats… Read More ›

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 ›

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

New ebooks in Arts: From daguerréotypes to white cubes

May 3, 2014

Arts, Film, New books, Visual arts:

This week’s new ebooks I’ll be focussing on are a pleasant handful of contemplations on film and filmmakers, both present and past. A collection of interviews with photographer and film… Read More ›

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

New eBooks in Arts: Veracity and responsibility in popular culture

April 19, 2014

Arts, Comic books, Film, New books, Visual arts:

Some of you may have noticed that there have been a growing number of ebooks appearing in the catalogue. Many of you, however, may not. For all of the amazing… 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 ›

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

Roman Holiday: Piranesi and the Grand Tour

March 6, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

The Library’s new exhibition, Rome: Piranesi’s Vision, is now showing in the Keith Murdoch Gallery and is nothing short of splendid. Curated by Dr Colin Holden, it brings together material… 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 ›

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 ›