Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

Metallic sturm und drang in Arts

June 10, 2010

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

As well as holding a wide selection of popular culture artefacts in the Arts Collection, we also love and lap up many examples of highly unpopular culture. One of the… Read More ›

Listen while you work in Arts

Listen while you work in Arts

June 9, 2010

Music, Popular music, Rare Books & Arts:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible through headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room The current program… Read More ›

1901 Irish census now online

June 9, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The 1901 Irish census is now available to view on the National Archives of Ireland website. This census is the oldest surviving complete census for Ireland. All counties for 1901… Read More ›

All you need is love: free video screening

All you need is love: free video screening

June 8, 2010

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

We have a regular series of programs to highlight recordings in the audio-visual collection.      Isolde Films, 2008. On Wednesday June 9 @ 12.00 noon we’re having one of our fortnightlyscreenings in Arts held… Read More ›

Welcome to the website you asked for

June 4, 2010

About us, Announcements, News, Updates:

Here it is. The new State Library website with everything you told us you wanted.

Queen’s Birthday Monday 14 June

June 4, 2010

Announcements, Library services, News, Opening hours:

Please note the library will be closed on the Queen’s Birthday holiday, Monday 14 June.

New in the genealogy collection

June 4, 2010

Family matters, New to the collection:

Cemetery records, passenger lists and a guide to caring for family records are just some of the highlights in our first post about what’s new in the State Library’s Genealogy… Read More ›

Your new arts blog

Your new arts blog

June 4, 2010

Comic books, Music, Rare Books & Arts, Visual arts:

Welcome to the Arts blog, brought to you by the staff of the Arts Library. This is where we will be focussing on a range of material relating to the arts, both here in… Read More ›

Tim Burton at the State Library

Tim Burton at the State Library

June 4, 2010

Film, Music, Rare Books & Arts:

With the opening of Tim Burton the Exhibition at ACMI on June 24, you might want to do a bit of preparatory reading about this most extraordinary film director, credited… Read More ›

Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

May 31, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Two and a half days of family history by the Lake albeit a cold and rainy Mulwala! An excellent range of speakers and very well organised by the Victorian Association… Read More ›

Such was life

Modern dance individualism: the art of Sonia Revid

Modern dance individualism: the art of Sonia Revid

November 22, 2022 4 comments

In 1932 Latvian born Sonia Revid brought expressionist dance to Melbourne. In Berlin in 1921 Sonia had studied under Mary Wigman, but developed her own unique style. Her performances included spoken word and introduced Melbournians to modern interpretive dance. She opened a dance school and was a notable figure in the local art scene of the 1930s. Unfortunately she died in 1947 at age 45.

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Modern dance individualism: the art of Sonia Revid

Modern dance individualism: the art of Sonia Revid

November 22, 2022 4 comments

In 1932 Latvian born Sonia Revid brought expressionist dance to Melbourne. In Berlin in 1921 Sonia had studied under Mary Wigman, but developed her own unique style. Her performances included spoken word and introduced Melbournians to modern interpretive dance. She opened a dance school and was a notable figure in the local art scene of the 1930s. Unfortunately she died in 1947 at age 45.