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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse!

Founded in 1964 and organised and produced by the Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the longest and most prestigious photography competitions in the world. Now in its fifty-third year, the competition received nearly 50,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers from more than 92 countries.   //   Every year, 100 of the best images from the competition are selected to be part of an international touring exhibition, which ...

Golden Age of Czech Animation coming soon to the Australian Cinémathèque!

Jiří Trnka’s stop motion puppet animations rivalled Walt Disney in both output and international acclaim, earning him the title the ‘Disney of the East’. Karel Zeman took animation to new poetic heights, interweaving animation techniques with live-action filmmaking.   //   All three overcame the constraints of postwar politics to create extraordinary works which still inform the work of filmmakers like Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson...

The Beehive: Who Killed Juanita Neilsen at ACMI

This three year, $210,000 commissioning program is the first of its kind in Australia and will support Australian artists and filmmakers working at the nexus of film and art enabling them to make a new, ambitious and experimental screen based work, and to explore new forms and methodologies in their practice. Based on the unsolved murder of famous Sydney anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen in 1975, Zanny Begg’s The Beehive examines themes of gentrification, corruption, sex-wo...

John Russell – Australia’s French impressionist Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Part of the French avant-garde of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Russell was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, taught impressionist colour theory to Henri Matisse and dined with Claude Monet. Yet history has largely forgotten Russell, who was a key member of this ground-breaking group of artists during one of the most exhilarating periods in art history. Bringing together 120 paintings, drawings and watercolours – including a number of works by his ...

MoMA at NGV Exhibition: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

The emergence of a ‘new art’ at the dawn of the twentieth-century is represented by some of MoMA’s earliest acquisitions, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Works by pioneering Cubist and Futurist artists, including Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, appear alongside the radically abstracted forms present in works by such artists as Lyubov’ Popova and Piet Mondrian, the surreal visual language of paintings by artists like Salvador Dalí and ...

The Bowerbird and The Bride Exhibition

Marion Boyce has been collecting garments she loves since childhood; her vast collection of fashion, accessories, and other curiosities has grown through years of astute buying from surprising places around the world, along with donations from family, friends, and fans. A recent gift of period and vintage wedding dresses inspired Marion to dig into the abundant store of what she calls her treasures to create The Bowerbird and The Bride.   //   More than a history lesson ...

The Great Detective at QAGOMA Cinémathèque

The program’s opening weekend features a screening of the silent mystery classic Sherlock Holmes 1916 with live musical accompaniment. Thought lost for more than half a century, it was recently rediscovered and restored. And, don’t miss a classic private eye pairing when Robert Mitchum’s Philip Marlowe appears in Farewell, My Lovely 1975 before Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade sets out on the case of The Maltese Falcon 1941.   //   LIVE MUSIC & FILM SCREENINGS 1...

Wold Press Photo Exhibition 2018 at Brisbane Powerhouse

The annual exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. The 2018 Photo Contest drew entries from around the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 42 photographers from 22 countries: Australia, Venezuela, USA, Serbia, UK, Bangladesh, Ireland, Canada, Italy, France, ...

Tony Albert Visible Exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery

The exhibition will continue the Gallery's commitment to presenting major exhibitions of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.   //   One of the most exciting Australian artists working today, Tony Albert interrogates representations of Aboriginal people through a mix of humour and poignancy. Tony Albert Visible Exhibition Queensland Art Gallery 2 June 2018 – 7 October 2018 www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories Exhibition at MoB

It also irrevocably changed the life of the Aboriginal peoples on whose Country the colony was built. This exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony. Presented in partnership with Queensland State Archives, these priceless pieces comprise: 5 hand-written registers from 1824-1842 that detail rations and harvests, illnesses and death,  employment and transgressions; the original architectural plans and maps, many ...