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John Olsen – The You Beaut Country Exhibition

John Olsen: The You Beaut Country offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine Olsen’s consummate place in Australian art history. His You beaut country series, which followed his return to Australia in 1960 after three years travelling in Europe, began what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape and Australian identity. These works are presented alongside his more recent paintings, prints and watercolours, including those inspired by the filling of Lake Eyre. The ...

World Press Photo 16 at Brisbane Powerhouse

The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard in the industry. Pokemon Go // In it’s 59th year, the contest drew entries from around the globe: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest selected ...

Shakespeare On Film at ACMI

With so much high drama, history and romance, its little wonder that William Shakespeare is credited with more film adaptations that any other writer. Special presentations include Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Cinema with a new score by the Globe musicians and a digital restoration of Richard III with an exclusive on-stage discussion between Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine recorded at BFI Southbank. Program partners The British Council, British Film Institute. Shakespeare On ...

Degas – A New Vision Exhibition at NGV

Modern life as he experienced it in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation and innovation; from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs.   //   This sweeping exhibition brings together more than 200 works by Degas from dozens of collections worldwide, offering a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius. Degas - A New Vision Exhibition 24 June ...

Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose Exhibition at ACMI

. Featuring a selection of Barton’s evocative paintings alongside a screening of the film, stunning never-before-seen handmade props, and material from the production archives, Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the extraordinary workings behind this captivating animated picture. Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose Exhibition 21 June - 11 September 2016 ACMI, Melbourne www.acmi.net.au

In Character: Absolutely Fabulous at GoMA

Absolutely Fabulous 1992–2012 follows the adventures and struggles of PR maven and fashionista Edina Monsoon (Saunders) and her best friend, magazine fashion director Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley).   //   In their first outing, we get caught up with Edina's emergency weight-loss regime, 40th birthday tantrums, last-minute fashion show preparations, a Romanian baby adoption plan, and the endless quest to remain relevant and fashionable. In Character: Absolutely Fabulous...

Cindy Sherman Exhibition at GoMA

Sherman expands on contemporary society's fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity, and explores the resulting emotional fragility. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts the artist's return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer.   //   The exhibition includes two series made with high fashion houses Balenciaga and Chanel, and an entirely new ...

FearLess Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse

Cochrane’s work combines portrait photography and expressionism painting in order to create works that are colourful, expressive and tantalise the viewer – is the photographic portrait’s beauty obscured or amplified by the vibrant splash of paint? You decide.   //   The exhibition also investigates the male gaze and women’s view of themselves – Cochrane takes photos which exemplify the “male gaze” (the view of women as plaint, sexual objects) and then transf...

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

This exhibition presents 40 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.   //   Alongside these works are approximately 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship. Frida ...

Scorsese Exhibition at ACMI

Whether it’s wolves, bulls, butchers or taxi drivers, Scorsese’s complicated anti-heroes navigate mean streets of their own morality, torn between rebellion and acceptance, sin and redemption. While his characters spiral out of control, Scorsese captures every frame with masterly control.   //   SCORSESE, drawn from his personal collection, explores his inspirations, creative process and key collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into Scorsese’s career as an ...