Author Archives: Isobel Crombie

Unknown No title (Two boxers) (1850s)

This unusual daguerreotype features two bare-knuckled young American pugilists standing in the balanced boxing stance. Posed indoors, the men stand on a patterned rug in front of an inexpertly attached backdrop. However, it is not the setting that catches our …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 80

Melbourne Now is an exhibition about the art produced by this city’s practitioners but it is also implicitly about the communities that artists, designers and architects form.  Likewise, behind the scenes at the NGV we have a ‘creative community’ that …  More