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Brave New World: Australia 1930s Exhibition at NGV

Brave New World: Australia 1930s encompasses the multitude of artistic styles, both advanced and conservative, which were practised during the 1930s. Included are commercial art, architecture, fashion, industrial design, film and dance to present a complete picture of this dynamic time.   //   The exhibition charts the themes of celebrating technological progress and its antithesis in the nostalgia for pastoralism; the emergence of the ‘New Woman’ and consumerism; ...

World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.   //   The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici’s picture shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police ...

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum at QM

The exhibition features more than 110 original artefacts including pieces of the Colosseum, authentic elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii. Gladiators is timed ticketed experience where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the everyday lives of Ancient Roman Gladiators with interactive games and displays that reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained. Gladiators: Heroes of the ...

Made on the Body: Choreography from the Royal Ballet at QPAC

It will include‘Woolf Works’ by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and ‘The Winters’s Tale’ Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, displayed in this immersive experience.   //   The Tony Gould Gallery is open, free of charge, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm during exhibition seasons and can be accessed via the Cremorne Theatre entrance. Made on the Body: Choreography from the Royal Ballet May 18 - September 9 2017 QPAC, ...

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker at Monash Gallery of Art

Through a diverse range of immersive and thought-provoking works, the exhibition explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood. Reflecting Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, this audacious exhibition enables a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’ The 15 artists not only interrogate the social and political implications embedded within this image but also challenge the ...

The Wrath and Reveries of Werner Herzog at GoMA

First emerging as part of the groundbreaking German New Wave in the late 1960s, Herzog has continued to consistently produce mesmerising tales of obsession, conquest and the sublime. His films and documentaries blur the line between fact and fiction, reaching for higher, stranger truths. Although Herzog's filmmaking is often overshadowed by the off-screen sagas surrounding his productions, his cinematic legacy is full of triumphs both grand and intimate in scale.   //   ...

Film series: Straight-laced and scandalous – Stories from the Victorian era

In many ways it can be seen as an optimistic period which witnessed the beginning of modern times: the Victorians promoted the middle class, developed a global vision, fostered legal justice and attempted to eradicate poverty and child-labour. Conversely, it can be seen a time of oppression and hypocrisy.   //   Victorian society was bound by inflexible rules and social inhibitions. These codes were especially harsh for women. With the institution of marriage often ...

Victorian Watercolours Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Victorian watercolours were among the very first works of art acquired by the Art Gallery of NSW. Painted in an elaborate, highly finished style that claimed consideration on equal terms with oil painting, they were highly prized in the 19th century. Watercolour painters embraced new and ambitious subjects and usually displayed their pictures in ornate gold frames to set off their jewel-like colours.   //   Following an extensive conservation project, this exhibition is ...

Twin Peaks: No One Is Innocent at ACMI

Much to the joy of Twin Peaks fans, master of surrealist nightmares David Lynch has re-visited Twin Peaks after 25 years. Season three sees the return of many of the characters that touched our hearts and haunted our dreams. Come to a place both wonderful and strange as the ACMI panel explores all things Lynchian, including the enduring influence of Twin Peaks on popular culture through its command of the uncanny, dark humour and unique experimentation with sound and narrative devices....

Wallace & Gromit and Friends – The Magic of Aardman Exhibition at ACMI

In our latest exhibition, take an extraordinary trip from sketches and models through to elaborate sets as these beloved characters take shape on screen. Highlighting over 350 objects from Aardman’s most amazing animations, celebrate the Oscar-winning studio’s unique artistic vision. Wander among Wallace’s cracking contraptions along with over 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from ...