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Medieval Moderns – The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Exhibition at NGV

They are richly varied and represent all media in which this remarkable group of artists worked. The collection reflects the role of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, their place in the development of the illustrated book and their profound influence on later generations of artists. The NGV’s collection has recently been significantly augmented with a number of key works, including the portrait of the Baroness Deslandes by Edward Burne-Jones as ...

The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland Exhibition

The exhibition presents some of the most loved and iconic works acquired during this period, including Blandford Fletcher's Evicted 1887 (purchased 1896), Josephine Müntz-Adams's Care c.1893 (the first Australian acquisition; purchased 1898) and Godfrey Rivers Under the Jacaranda 1903 (purchased 1903). The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland 28 March – 14 June 2015 Queensland Artists' Gallery (QAG) www.qagoma.qld.gov.au  

Toys Through Time Exhibition at the Museum of Sydney

From peg dolls to Barbie, tin soldiers to spacemen, toys reflect society, offering a window to the past and an insight into our ever-changing culture. Showcasing the beloved toys of Sydneysiders, Sydney toy manufacturers and Sydney toy stores, this exhibition offers a mix of the familiar and the forgotten and a fascinating trip down memory lane. Let your imagination fly as you follow the kids' trail through the exhibition to the play space, where you can play traditional games and ...

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land Exhibition at GoMA

Parekowhai’s unique practice is characterised by a refined aesthetic and an engagement with the creation and role of culture in the contemporary world. Primarily sculptural, his works often play with scale and space, using humour to comment on the intersections between national narratives, colonial histories and popular culture. Parekowhai, who represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, is known for bringing together an array of references, sometimes in a single object, with ...

A Golden Age of China Exhibition at NGV

This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity to explore a rich concentration of more than 120 works from the Palace Museum’s art collection, which is built on the imperial collection of the Ming and Qing dynasties and holds some of China’s most rare and valuable works of art in its collection. The Qianlong emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history. During his reign, China was the wealthiest and most populous nation ...

The Photograph and Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW

Photography has been crucial in the development of our understanding of Australia as a place and Australians as a people. Tracing the evolution of the medium and its many uses from the 1840s until today, The photograph and Australia investigates the role that photography has played in shaping our view of the world, ourselves and each other. Sourced from more than 35 private and public collections across Australia, New Zealand and England, the exhibition features works by renowned ...

War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918 Exhibition at ACMI

Visitors will discover what Australians saw when they went to the cinema during the First World War as ACMI’s Gallery 2 is transformed into a picture palace showing fascinating shorts, advertisements, newsreels, propaganda and feature films produced locally and internationally during the War. The exhibition features a screening room and ‘foyer’ area complete with ticket box and ‘ghostly’ cinema worker responding by phone to ticket and film inquiries. The foyer will also contain ...

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds Exhibition at GoMA

Developed closely with the artist, the QAGOMA exhibition features more than 200 works and is organised around three ideas – ‘Man and machine’, ‘The extra-ordinary’, and ‘Psychic Aches’. Moving between the porous divide of the body and the world it inhabits, the exhibition explores the subjects of industry and organic phenomena; representations of inner conflict; and the possibility of finding a deeper reality in our experience of the everyday. Screenings A complete ...

Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s important and proud history of automobile design and engineering and reflects on the heyday of the Australian car industry. It also looks to the future of the automobile industry in this country and the shift from manufacturing, which has primarily serviced a local market, to being a global contributor through specialist expertise. Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car traces the development of the family car from its earliest ...

Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li Exhibition at ACMI

Spanning more than three decades, the filmmaking partnership between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li has produced some of mainland China’s most striking imagery and arresting tales. Commenting on the season, ACMI Senior Film Programmer, Kristy Matheson said ACMI was delighted to honour one of cinema’s most dynamic duos. “Yimou first cast an unknown drama student, Gong Li in his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1987). From there, a rich artistic collaboration ensued, including Raise the Red ...