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The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift Exhibition

Featuring designers from Charles Frederick Worth, the celebrated ‘father of haute couture’, to the iconoclastic Alexander McQueen, the exhibition includes over 200 garments and archive works from the extensive fashion research collection comprising hundreds of designers’ sketches; workbooks; photographs; and fashion magazines, journals and periodicals from the early nineteenth century onwards. The selection is representative of Paris fashion and haute couture and demonstrates how a ...

Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art Exhibition at NGV

In many ways, theirs is an archetypal twentieth-century Australian story of migration, family life, wartime separation and a deep connection to place. Both artists travelled in Europe and their work demonstrates both international influences and engagement with their Australian contemporaries. While Hans devoted his mature practice predominantly to the depiction of landscape, Nora became renowned as a portraitist and painter of still life.   //   Hans and Nora’s ...

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land Exhibition at QAG

‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985). The exhibition brings together seventy works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films. Roughsey was a figurehead and pioneer of Indigenous art and culture, throughout his career he explored traditional practices, stories and ceremonies, social effects caused by ...

Gabriella Hirst awarded 2020 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Gabriella Hirst has been awarded the prize from a field of impressive candidates vying for the prestigious visual art commission – an initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (IPCT) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The commission will make possible a new work, Darling Darling (working title), which will have its world premiere at ACMI in 2020. The proposed work parallels the precise and elaborate care taken to preserve colonial paintings of the Australian ...

Heaven and earth in Chinese art Exhibition

The National Palace Museum, Taipei, holds one of the finest collections of Chinese art in the world. Accumulated by emperors over centuries, this collection was, for hundreds of years, accessible only to the imperial elite. It is now rarely seen outside Taipei.   //   Celebrating the rich heritage of Chinese civilisation through the ancient concept of tian ren he yi — unity or harmony between heaven, nature and humanity – Heaven and earth in Chinese art presents a ...

Love Me, Love Me Exhibition at Metro Arts

The central work in the exhibition, Give Me All Your Love (2019), consists of an appropriated lyric from a love song, re-presented as an installation of hand-punched confetti suspended between clear acrylic letters.   //   Installed alongside balloons and streamers, the confetti aims to capture a moment in time and evoke the simultaneous feelings of anticipation and disappointment that are associated with confessions of love. The work appropriates lyrics in order to ...

NASA – A Human Adventure The Exhibition

Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology.   //   NASA – A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world. Featuring an extraordinary collection of ...

Cleverman: The Exhibition at ACMI

Cleverman stormed onto ABC TV in 2016 as a dystopian sci-fi with a difference. With predominantly Indigenous cast and senior crew, the series explores a series of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context, with political nuance touching on themes of class, racism and power. Exploring First Nations storytelling, language and creativity in production design, costumes and props, this free exhibition invites you to listen-first and immerse yourself in a powerful and contemporary ...

APT9 CInema: New Bollywood – Currents in Indian Cinema

The rapid social changes in contemporary India is sparking a resurgence in independent filmmaking and in turn opening up possibilities for a more flexible cinema industry. These new films boast storylines that challenge long-standing social mores.   //   The program will include ‘New Bollywood’ films Kapoor and Sons 2016 and Queen 2014 alongside award-winning independent films such as the cheeky comedy about democracy Newton 2017 and the gently powerful Hotel ...

Home: a suburban obsession Exhibition at State Library of Queensland

During the 1960s and 70s, Frank and Eunice roamed the suburbs photographing houses in South-East Queensland. Fifty years on, the legacy of their efforts is an extensive collection of images that indiscriminately capture Queensland housing stock – from the architectural to the ramshackle.   //   Learn more about the interesting stories behind the photographs that have been embraced by a community infatuated with Frank and Eunice Corley’s work. Through an immersive ...