Category: Exhibitions

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

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

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

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