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Jean-Pierre Melville: The Outsider at ACMI

Dubbed the 'godfather of the French New Wave' and driven by a love of 30s and 40s American gangster films, director Jean-Pierre Melville's lean but vital oeuvre has influenced filmmakers across the world including Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, Michael Mann and Johnnie To. Tinged with the trappings of film noir, dripping with style and a sardonic worldview, Melville created a meticulous playbook on the moral codes of desperate men and cool criminals, while setting the gold ...

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium Exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium’s ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries. This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his ...

Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin at the Museum of Brisbane

After becoming one of China’s first cultural exchange students, Li made world-wide headlines in 1981 when he fell in love with an American dancer and decided he wanted to stay to the United States. With his Chinese citizenship revoked and unable to return to his home country, he danced with the Houston Ballet for 16 years. He enjoyed international success, which continued when he joined the Australian Ballet as a principal artist in 1995. Today Li lives in Brisbane with his wife and ...

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age – masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Exhibition

Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, this exhibition includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. In the Dutch golden age, the art of painting flourished like never before. Artists sensitively ...

Yayoi Kusama – Life is the Heart of a Rainbow Exhibition at GoMA

'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' is a focused survey of Kusama's vast body of work. The exhibition takes in key motifs in her art as they have developed since the early 1950s, her engagement with the body and her expansive conception of space.   //   It includes early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of the artist's celebrated 'net' paintings, performance, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic 'infinity rooms' and large-scale installations of her later ...

ACMI announces Wallace & Gromit and Friends to spend summer in Melbourne!

Premiering in Australia as part of the 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman reflects the quirky humour and idiosyncratic charm of the British studio from concept drawings and storyboards to the intricate, handmade puppets and sets that enthral audiences young and old. “We are delighted to be able to extend our exclusive season of Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman,” said ACMI CEO & Director, Katrina ...

Gerhard Richter – The Life of Images Exhibition

Exclusive to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ is the German artist’s first major Australian exhibition, with loans from public and private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the artist’s own collection. Exploring Richter’s endless capacity to shift form, this unprecedented exhibition is a testament to his technical virtuosity, rigorous work practices and unparalleled influence on contemporary art. Am...

Gareth Sansom – Transformer Exhibition at NGV

His paintings, collages and watercolours are based on a personal iconography that includes imagery of a sexual, satirical and philosophical nature. Sansom’s luridly coloured and densely layered canvasses explore physical, psychological and material transformation; they begin as one thing but swiftly morph into another. Sansom rallies against his own control and consciousness in his work – he aspires to constantly surprise and challenge himself as an artist. Born in Melbourne in 1939, ...

Australian Collection Exhibition at QAG

The reconfigured spaces capture major historical moments from first contact to colonisation, and exploration to immigration. Bringing the Indigenous and contemporary Australian collections together with the Gallery’s historical holdings, the display emphasises stories about Queensland and Brisbane from the region’s own perspective. Major new contemporary works by Helen Johnson, Daniel Boyd, Dale Harding, Alick Tipoti and Sonja Carmichael will feature among celebrated and iconic ...

Collection Highlight: Kumar Shahani at GoMA

He has developed an epic idiom that engages with contemporary issues and cultural memories embedded in classical Indian art forms, texts and objects. His visual explorations of Indian music and dance, the classical Indian epic and contemporary literature mark his practice as unique in the history of Indian cinema. Shahani also engages with European cinematic traditions and his oeuvre is considered alongside renowned directors — Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Paradyanov, ...