Articles by: Dermot McCaul

William Morrow Publishers, 2014

Strutting and fretting their hour; new books in the performing arts

August 21, 2015

Arts, Film, Performing Arts:

Sometimes the goings on behind the scenes are a whole lot more fascinating than what goes on out the front……

Interior views of cinema: Harold Paynting

Melbourne International Film Festival; that’s entertainment!

July 31, 2015

Arts, Film:

It’s that time of year again when Melbourne’s cinephiles either come to work bleary-eyed and tetchy, or just take a couple of weeks off and disappear into darkened cinemas around town.

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

Let us enjoy the beauty of the moon

July 24, 2015


Its been 46 years since astronauts first walked on the moon, but artists the world over have been travelling there for centuries.

National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015

Mining for treasure, or digging deep for art

July 17, 2015

Arts, Visual arts:

S.T.Gill is perhaps best known for his iconic visions of everyday life on the goldfields, and a quick search of our catalogue shows that he was not alone in finding a rich vein of inspiration in the more industrial side of life.

Paramount Records, 1970

The Battle of Waterloo and its 200 year old legacy

June 18, 2015

Arts, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

The Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate, even 200 years after those ferocious days

Red Planet, 1995

Moments to treasure

May 29, 2015

Arts, Film, Music:

Between the Library and the internet you can find almost any treasure

Bela Lugosi

118 years young, but who’s counting…….

May 22, 2015

Arts, Film, Music:

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make.” Can you guess whose 118th birthday it is this month?

Kamera Books, 2013

New books in Arts, analogue and digital

May 7, 2015

Arts, New books:

New books, both print and online, continue to crowd the Arts Library shelves. Happy reading!

Norman Lindsay,  c.1918

Art on the Front Line: lest we forget

April 24, 2015

Arts, Comic books, Visual arts:

Australian artists have fallen-in with our fighting forces since colonial times, witnessing, reporting and questioning all aspects of war.

Half deck: Allan C. Green

Never judge a cover by its book

April 2, 2015

Arts, Visual arts:

Our new exhibition, Inspiration by Design: Word and Image From the Victoria and Albert Museum, puts the look of the book front and centre and raises the question, just what is it that makes us reach for that particular book in the first place?