A Golden Age of Illustration

A Golden Age of Illustration

July 7, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

N.C.Wyeth: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings This beautiful two volume catalogue of the paintings of American artist N.C.Wyeth has just landed on the shelves and proves, if proof were needed, that great… Read More ›

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

La Boheme with Pavarotti : free screening

July 6, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday July 7, another free screening will be held in Arts, as part of the regular fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series.  The classic opera, “La Boheme”, by… Read More ›

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›

European Masters: Städel Museum

European Masters: Städel Museum

July 1, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

The NGV International recently launched the latest of its winter masterpieces exhibitions, European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century.  There will  be works from all over Europe  presented, but I think… Read More ›

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

Ponyo and other anime in Arts

June 29, 2010

Arts, Comic books, Film:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 30th June at 6:30pm you can catch the most recent animated film by Hayao… Read More ›

Research guides help you find your family

June 24, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Websites:

Our librarians are now publishing some exciting research guides to help you find the information you want. There are a number of excellent family history guides written by our Genealogy… Read More ›

Music and the passing of a good friend

Music and the passing of a good friend

June 23, 2010

Arts:

Kevin McBeath in Facade by William Walton Not a recent recording by any means, but a fitting tribute to the passing of one of the State Library’s great friends and… Read More ›

Turandot – Free Screening.

Turandot – Free Screening.

June 22, 2010

Arts, Music:

On Wednesday June 23rd one of our fortnightly screenings is scheduled in Arts. A spectacular production of Puccini’s classic opera, Turandot, will be playing. Recorded Live in an open-air performance at… Read More ›

2010 Library Fellowships announced

June 18, 2010

Announcements, News, Uncategorized:

Today, the recipients of the 2010 Library Creative Fellowships program and Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards were announced.

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

June 17, 2010

Arts, Film:

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is upon us yet again. Along with the many new names and wildly varied images on display, there are also a number of showcases covering… Read More ›

Such was life

Ruth Hollick and early Australian fashion photography

Ruth Hollick and early Australian fashion photography

August 30, 2017 1 comment

Ruth Hollick is noted for her portraits of children and of Melbourne society’s elite as well as creating some of the earliest known fashion photographs in Australia.

Arts

Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer ALMA 93.2/34

The life and death of master magician Chung Ling Soo

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Magician William Ellsworth Robinson left behind his plain name and New York background and reinvented himself as the Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer, complete with an exotically imaginative and fictitious life story, In the great days of vaudeville he achieved world fame and in 1909 embarked on a wildly successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A decade later, still at the height of his career, Chung Ling Soo was mortally wounded on stage undertaking his sensational bullet catch trick.