Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations Exhibition at MoB
Inspired by Vanity Fair’s bitingly satirical 1930s series ‘Impossible Interviews’, nine Brisbane residents shared the conversations they would like to have with their chosen figure from Italian history.
Sam has interpreted these conversations through a series of watercolour paintings.
Because the historical figures are unable to take part in the conversations, Sam’s paintings hover in the space between question and answer. He offers glimpses of the conversations through ...
Love & Desire Exhibition is coming to the National Gallery of Australia this December!
In mid-nineteenth century Britain, a group of rebellious young artists emulated the spirit of early Renaissance painting in protest against the art establishment of the era and society at large. Radically flouting convention, these artists revelled in the use of brilliant colour, meticulous detail and exquisite layering. The Pre-Raphaelites drew inspiration from the great love stories of history and literature, the tempestuousness of lustful entanglements, and the wonder of religious icons. ...
A Force is currently installed at Flowstate as part of the Brisbane Festival
A site-specific installation responsive to a range of environmental forces including audience participation and contribution. A Force will grow throughout the duration of the exhibition through public participation and develop in response to the unique environment it lives within.
A Force considers our relationship with technology, and how our daily dependence on digital devices may be affecting us. Wires and cables are lifelines in many ways, but as we manipulate ...
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse!
Founded in 1964 and organised and produced by the Natural History Museum, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the longest and most prestigious photography competitions in the world. Now in its fifty-third year, the competition received nearly 50,000 submissions from amateur and professional photographers from more than 92 countries.
Every year, 100 of the best images from the competition are selected to be part of an international touring exhibition, which ...
Golden Age of Czech Animation coming soon to the Australian Cinémathèque!
Jiří Trnka’s stop motion puppet animations rivalled Walt Disney in both output and international acclaim, earning him the title the ‘Disney of the East’. Karel Zeman took animation to new poetic heights, interweaving animation techniques with live-action filmmaking.
All three overcame the constraints of postwar politics to create extraordinary works which still inform the work of filmmakers like Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Wes Anderson...
John Russell – Australia’s French impressionist Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW
Part of the French avant-garde of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Russell was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Rodin, taught impressionist colour theory to Henri Matisse and dined with Claude Monet. Yet history has largely forgotten Russell, who was a key member of this ground-breaking group of artists during one of the most exhilarating periods in art history.
Bringing together 120 paintings, drawings and watercolours – including a number of works by his ...
MoMA at NGV Exhibition: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
The emergence of a ‘new art’ at the dawn of the twentieth-century is represented by some of MoMA’s earliest acquisitions, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Works by pioneering Cubist and Futurist artists, including Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, appear alongside the radically abstracted forms present in works by such artists as Lyubov’ Popova and Piet Mondrian, the surreal visual language of paintings by artists like Salvador Dalí and ...
The Bowerbird and The Bride Exhibition
Marion Boyce has been collecting garments she loves since childhood; her vast collection of fashion, accessories, and other curiosities has grown through years of astute buying from surprising places around the world, along with donations from family, friends, and fans. A recent gift of period and vintage wedding dresses inspired Marion to dig into the abundant store of what she calls her treasures to create The Bowerbird and The Bride.
More than a history lesson ...
James Turrell Architectural Light Commission will light up GOMA tomorrow!
From dusk, the commissioned installation will dramatically illuminate GOMA's eastern and southern facades from within. An evolving pattern of light, created by the artist specifically for the location will be visible from within the Cultural Precinct and across the river. The permanent artwork will realise architects Architectus + Davenport Campbell's original design intentions for the building to have an artist-created light work.
For more than half a century, James Turrell has ...
The Great Detective at QAGOMA Cinémathèque
The program’s opening weekend features a screening of the silent mystery classic Sherlock Holmes 1916 with live musical accompaniment. Thought lost for more than half a century, it was recently rediscovered and restored. And, don’t miss a classic private eye pairing when Robert Mitchum’s Philip Marlowe appears in Farewell, My Lovely 1975 before Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade sets out on the case of The Maltese Falcon 1941.
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