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.
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, ...
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 ...
Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror at GoMA
The word giallo is Italian for 'yellow' – a reference to the colour of the covers that adorned pulpy paperbacks in post-war Italy. This film genre first emerged in the 1960s and was popularised by these three directors as highly stylised and gruesome thrillers that took horror cinema to new and often outrageous extremes. Throughout the 1970s, the style became more pronounced – with innovative cinematography, convoluted scenes of death and mayhem, and an intense psychosexual edge – ...
The Surprise Collection Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse
This collection of oil paintings depicts the turbulence of a descent into the darkest depths of the unconscious mind where form and structure dissipate to leave the raw, intense energy of a struggle for survival. A powerful visual depiction of the darkness man must conquer to gain ultimate iconic stature.
Townley’s work has been exhibited at The National Gallery, The Royal Academy and Saatchi Gallery in London. Some of his clients are made up of the world’s greatest stars; Sir ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...