Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94 Exhibition at QAG
'Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984–94' features more than 100 works from a period when Aboriginal art began to be more widely shown and appreciated in Australia as fine art. It draws together work by major artists from the Maningrida region in central Arnhem Land, N.T. and the Kimberley, W.A., who were at the forefront of this intensely productive moment of art-making.
Among the highlights are paintings by Rover Thomas (c.1926–98), and works on bark and canvas by Jack Wunuwun ...
I Am Not Your Negro screening exclusively at ACMI
From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negrobrings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares Baldwin’s personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.
A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your ...
Marion Hall Best: Interiors Exhibition at Museum of Sydney
Best’s career spanned four decades from the mid–1930s, a period of transition from the department store decorators and art furnishers of the 1920s, to the independent professional designers of today.
Her interiors vibrated with bold colours and patterns and a signature of her commissioned interiors was her vibrant glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings.
Best introduced the latest of international modernism in design to Australians through her shops ...
Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System at QM
Visitors can discover the intersection of art and science through 64 breathtaking photographic images of our solar system based on scientific data from far-flung robotic spacecraft. The exhibition reveals places of breathtaking, alien beauty combined with an exotic ambient soundscape developed by English musician and composer Brian Eno, the father of ambient music, to accompany the planetary photography.
This stunning exhibition is a showcase of planets that most ...
Buddha’s Smile Exhibition at NGV
Buddha’s Smile introduces the story of Buddha in his multitude of incarnations and Buddhist inspired artwork from the NGV Collection and selected private Melbourne collections. Focusing on the tranquillity and silent transmission of Buddhist philosophy through the simple gesture of a smile, the exhibition presents the unique styles and mediums used to create Buddhist art throughout Asia.
Sculpture, textiles, paintings, scripts, prints and devotional objects ...
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture Exhibition at NGV
Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.
The House of Dior explores the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s renowned fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John ...
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