Rare Books & Arts

Vintage TV magic

Vintage TV magic

July 30, 2010

Rare Books & Arts, Television:

Elegant tuxedos, droll patter and effortless prestidigitation abound in a series of dvds from the Miracle Factory, celebrating magic in the early days of television.   Early TV Magic Among… Read More ›

Sound Beam – Sir Charles Mackerras Tribute.

Sound Beam – Sir Charles Mackerras Tribute.

July 29, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Sound Beam currently features two recordings in tribute to the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, who recently passed away, aged 84. They include works by composers he was often… Read More ›

The dark side of country

The dark side of country

July 28, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 28th July at 6:30pm you can catch the recent documentary on legendary singer-songwriter Townes Van… Read More ›

Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

Zombies, censorship and forbidden films

July 22, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

The latest offering by renowned gay filmmaker (aka. art-pornographer) Bruce LaBruce, L.A. Zombie, has recently been banned from showing at the Melbourne International Film Festival this year. This is the first… Read More ›

Plastic bags in Arts

Plastic bags in Arts

July 21, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

Proof you can make art from anything. still from Plastic Bag, 2010, from Futurestates TV This wonderful little film, by Ramin Bahrani and narrated by Werner Herzog, deserves to be… Read More ›

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl – free screening.

July 20, 2010

Music, Musicals, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

On Wednesday July 21, the next screening in the fortnightly Music and Dance on Film series will be “Jerry Herman’s Broadway : at the Hollywood Bowl“.  Recorded in 1994, this… Read More ›

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

Remembering Sir Charles Mackerras

July 16, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

The sad news of the death at age 84 of the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, sees the passing of one of the world’s finest musicians, and one of… Read More ›

Gonzo in the Library

Gonzo in the Library

July 13, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 14th July at 6:30pm, there will be a showing of Gonzo: the life and work… Read More ›

A Golden Age of Illustration

A Golden Age of Illustration

July 7, 2010

Painting, Rare Books & Arts, 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

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

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 ›