Search results for: 2014

Romance Was Born Crazy crochet dress, Del eye print leggings and crochet rooster beanie

Embracing craft and textile techniques such as appliqué, crochet and tie-dye in their practice, Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born have built a repertoire of dynamic, playful and engaging work that pays little heed to convention. Outfits in their early …  More

JD Samson at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

NGV’s Friday Nights return in style during The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. To launch the series, JD Samson will take to the stage this Friday Night. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Positive people hugging …  More

Bernard Jones and his ‘Tropical chair’, 1953

The process of conducting research can be an arduous one. Whilst studying in the field of Criminal Justice, my lecturer for criminal law stressed the necessity of basing solid case work on fact and the corroboration of evidence. Essential criteria …  More

Dong Qichang Mountain landscape 1617

Dong Qichang was a brilliant scholar and a prominent scholar-official of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). To escape political turmoil at the imperial court in Peking (Beijing), his official life was interrupted by long intervals of retirement in the south. Through …  More

X-raying Japanese armour: Exposing the secrets beneath

Japanese suits of armour are complex constructions made with many different materials including suede, rawhide, silk, hemp, various metals and Asian lacquer. These materials are woven, dyed, moulded, or stitched by specialist craftsmen to make each of the twelve parts …  More

Q: How many Conservators does it take to replace a lightglobe?

A: Only 1 – but how many lightglobes does it take to replace an artwork?   Some time ago I posted a blog on Jack Meyer’s amazing kinetic light sculpture Industrial Revolution; this entry describes some of the practical and ethical …  More

Framing Fancies: Lely’s portrait of Sir John Rous

A fantastical conglomeration of shells, flowing marine forms and even a sea monster surrounds the portrait of Sir John Rous, 1st Baronet of Henham Hall, painted by Sir Peter Lely in 1660. The recently restored picture and its extraordinary frame …  More