Arts

Max Meldrum, the Meldrumites and Montsalvat

Max Meldrum, the Meldrumites and Montsalvat

October 31, 2018

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

One of Australia’s most famous artists of the time, Max Meldrum even had followers with their own nickname, the Meldrumites. But with his vocal opinions he was not without detractors and controversy. Read about his influence on the artists that formed Montsalvat.

New listening post sounds in Arts

New listening post sounds in Arts

October 11, 2018

Arts, Film, Music:

There are some great new arrivals in pop, rock, film soundtracks, opera and classical featuring the following additions to the Library’s music collection, currently showcased on our wonderful new listening posts in the Arts Reading Room.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment South Pacific, c2008, c1992

New Sights: Australian classics and much more

September 10, 2018

Arts, Film, Musicals, Performing Arts:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include classic Australian movies, timeless musical favourites, live rock concerts and opera hits on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Dish. (DVD) They’re a Weird Mob. (DVD)… Read More ›

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

Beauty spots: from facial flaws to fashion statements

September 6, 2018

Social life & customs, Such was life, Theatre:

Under the eye or the corner of the mouth? Does the position of your beauty spot mean you are a flirt, engaged or just cheeky? Stars, pigs and horses; from the eighteenth century onward, the beauty spot has an alluring past.

Polydor; Universal Music Australia, 2011

New listening in Arts: great winter selections

June 22, 2018

Arts, Film, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Warm up the coldest winter with some great new arrivals in pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre and film soundtracks featuring these wonderful additions to the Library’s music collection.

Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the revolutions of celestial spheres), Basil, Ex officina Henricpetrina, 1566

Books that changed the world

April 24, 2018

Arts, Arts & literature, Exhibitions:

Some books alter the course of history; others have profoundly influenced the way we see ourselves. Books can change the wider world, and also change our personal worlds; no two… Read More ›

Decca, 2016, c1971

New Sights and Sounds: Rigoletto, Walkabout, and much more

April 2, 2018

Arts, Music, Popular music, Visual arts:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in art documentary, pop, rock, jazz, classical, opera, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online… Read More ›

Kooyong’s greatest hits

Kooyong’s greatest hits

February 13, 2018

Arts, Music:

Some of Kooyong’s greatest hits weren’t from the racquets of John Newcombe or Billie Jean King but from that select group of the world’s greatest rock stars whose performances at the stadium were as incendiary as a McEnroe meltdown, as graceful as a Goolagong backhand, as rock steady as the Borg baseline game.

ABC-Universal, 2017

Festive Sights & Sounds in Arts

December 18, 2017

Arts, Music:

New arrivals include this festive season selection of popular, classical and choral music, children’s songs and ballet. From the Wiggles and Nutcracker to the Melbourne Symphony and Amber Lawrence, there is… Read More ›

Warner Music Australia, 2015

New Listening : Spring into Summer with music

November 14, 2017

Arts, Music:

Spring into Summer with some great new arrivals in pop, rock, jazz, classical, musical theatre, film soundtracks and opera featuring the following. Dream Lover : the Bobby Darin musical : Australian Cast Recording… Read More ›