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NGV Women’s Association annual Garden Day

On Thursday 16 October, the NGV Women’s Association (NGVWA) will hold its annual Garden Day. For over two decades, this highly anticipated event has offered visitors a glimpse into some of Melbourne’s most inspiring and rarely seen private gardens. This …  More

Deme Hidemitsu Noh mask, Ōbeshimi

Noh masks originated in ancient Buddhist and Shinto rituals of the Nara and Heian periods, but it was during the Muromachi period (1333–1573), under the patronage of the Ashikaga Shōgun Yoshimitsu, that they were formalised by actor Kan’ami (1333–1384) and …  More

Stutterances: public speaking, private thinking, social listening

In conjunction with the 15th Liquid Architecture festival, Liquid Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria and ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit present Stutterances on Thursday 25th September.           Stutterances; public speaking, private thinking, social listening. The lecture …  More

Reuben Paterson A crucifixion 2012

The influence of Reuben Paterson’s Maori heritage is particularly strong in this opulent work, which focuses on a particular kowhaiwhai (pattern), named Puhoro, used in thigh tattoos for both men and women. This kowhaiwhai describes the lines in a canoe’s …  More

Schulim Krimper

  Schulim Krimper entered my young life of artistic fascination at the age of approximately fourteen when, with my friend Bernard, I would visit his father’s delicatessen in High Street, St Kilda.  After a raid on some of the deli’s …  More

Christof Migone’s Hit Parade, Liquid Architecture 2014

The conclusion of Liquid Architecture 2014′s Melbourne program is the unique spectacle of Toronto-based artist Christof Migone’s participatory composition Hit Parade, set to take place in the Great Hall on Sunday 28th September. The score calls for 50 participants lying …  More

Grace Crowley Girl with goats 1928

Grace Crowley was one of the first Australian artists to respond to Cubism. In Paris in the late 1920s she studied under Cubist artists André Lhote and, later, Albert Gleizes. In the summer of 1928 Crowley took part in Lhote’s …  More