Bruny Island: a beautiful destination with a dark past

Oct 27th, 2021 | Dr Estelle Lazer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog article contains the name and image of a deceased person. Bruny Island has always been spectacular.  Before European colonisation, it was home to the Nueonne clan who knew the island as Lunawanna Alonnah. The island was rich in...

Mary Quant to the TarraWarra Biennial: Exhibitions at Victoria’s Regional Galleries this autumn

Apr 23rd, 2021 | Dr Nick Gordon

Victoria’s regional galleries have a well-founded reputation for their fantastic temporary exhibitions and diverse permanent collections. But their contemporary flair is deeply rooted in their history and reflects the history of Victoria more broadly. In this blog, Dr Nick Gordon takes a look at three of the major shows on...

In Canberra for Botticelli to Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Australia

Apr 13th, 2021 | Dr Kathleen Olive

In Canberra for Botticelli to Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Australia George Salting, born in 1835, was known to fellow students at Sydney Grammar School as a somewhat eccentric Classics scholar. When his Danish-Australian family moved to England, George developed an interest in European painting and embarked on...

Beyond Spectacle: At the NGV Triennial

Feb 5th, 2021 | Dr Nick Gordon

A single note plays in a darkened room – a C tone. It is then repeated, short + long, long + short, until you hear an unfortunately familiar pattern: short short short, long long long, short short short. It’s a distress call from a violin on a spaceship that has...

Arthur Streeton | The Unknown Streeton

Jan 10th, 2021 | Dr Michael Adcock

The ‘unknown’ Streeton might more accurately be termed the less well-known Streeton, in the sense that art galleries will usually hang his iconic Australian works in some numbers, but will tend to show only a few examples of his work done outside this country. The average visitor might see the...

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