Articles by: Dermot McCaul

Hanson photographs of Victoria and New South Wales

The art of the garden

March 26, 2015

Arts:

With the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in full bloom, it seems only right to have a bit of a floral festival here at the Library. As Cicero said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Fantagraphics Books, 2014

New in the visual arts: on the shelf and online

March 20, 2015

Arts, New books, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

The visual arts come in all shapes and sizes

Bring the sound of the world into your home

Bring the sound of the world into your home

March 13, 2015

Arts, Music:

With the global sounds of WOMADelaide still vibrating in the air, it seems like a good time to draw your attention to one of our most fascinating eresources, the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries database from Alexander Street Press; full of beautiful and unexpected pleasures and treasures from around the world.

Century, 1995

The Final Frontier: putting the fiction into science

March 5, 2015

Arts, Film, Television:

The sad news this week of the death of American actor Leonard Nimoy (aka Star Trek’s Mr Spock) transported me back to my days of rubber Vulcan ears and plastic phaser guns…..

New books: some well known faces amongst them

New books: some well known faces amongst them

February 5, 2015

Arts, New books:

It’s always good to meet old friends on the new books shelf, and make a few new friends as well.

Kevin James Collection

If it’s not vinyl, it’s not a record…..

January 29, 2015

Arts, Film, Music:

A few years back we were extremely fortunate to be on the receiving end of a marvellous collection of vinyl record albums from the estate of Kevin James, a passionate collector.

New things for the New Year

New things for the New Year

January 7, 2015

Arts, Film, Music, New books:

A mixed bag of New Year goodies, a bit like those Xmas raffles which I never seem to win………

Bohemian Rhapsody for Bohemian Melbourne

Bohemian Rhapsody for Bohemian Melbourne

December 26, 2014

Arts, Popular music:

In honour of our splendid exhibition, Bohemian Melbourne, currently on show in the Murdoch Gallery until 22 February (you’d be mad to miss it!), here’s Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in… Read More ›

Ho ho ho

Ho ho ho

December 24, 2014

Arts:

Wishing you all a very merry Xmas

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

December 2, 2014

Arts, Film, Photography, Visual arts:

Bohemians come in all shapes and sizes