Articles by: Dermot McCaul

Richard Divall, By Londonopera (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering Richard Divall

January 18, 2017

Rare Books & Arts:

A good friend to State Library Victoria, Maestro Richard Divall sadly passed away on the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

Cherry Red Books, 2015

New books in Arts, more fun than a barrel of Monkees

January 6, 2017

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

Monkees, movies and a bit of glam, welcome to 2017 in the Arts Library.

Vivid Publishing, 2013

New books, and something très bon from the sixties!

October 28, 2016

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

Classics of all kinds hit the shelves in Arts this week

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

August 26, 2016

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

Denizens of the night, a plethora of postcards, illuminated walls, and things that go bump in the night; all in a day’s work for the Arts Library’s new book stand.

St. Martin's Press, 2011

The interwebs are singing with some musical ebooks

July 15, 2016

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some familiar musical names, and maybe some not so familiar, but all of them well worth getting to know; not to mention a clip of Judy Garland that will take your breath away!

Marvel Worldwide Inc, 2015

The art of the comic book, or the comic book as art?

June 23, 2016

Comic books, Rare Books & Arts:

Comic books have come a long way since their first appearance in America in the 1930s. You can start exploring our growing collection with these beautiful artist’s editions of some iconic titles.

New books with an American accent in Arts

New books with an American accent in Arts

May 20, 2016

New books, Painting, Photography, Rare Books & Arts:

An iconic American family of artists, a book of photographs capturing a lost place and time, an artist we should know better, and a lovely voice from Hollywood’s past.

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Music, Performing Arts, Rare Books & Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.

David Chittick, 2014

Robot monsters, Mr Squiggle, death metal zombies and a bit of Monty Python: business as usual in the Arts Library

April 21, 2016

New books, Rare Books & Arts:

New in Arts, just a few of the things that make popular culture so popular

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

Out of Ireland have we come: the arts in a century of change

March 18, 2016

Photography, Rare Books & Arts, Updates, Visual arts:

As the State Library celebrates the anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, it seems appropriate to look at how Irish artists have transformed their culture over the course of a not uneventful century.