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StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

“Mum,” I say quietly from the computer, “I got into Top Arts.” Every time I think of that moment it makes me laugh at the way she jumped right out of her chair, tears in her eyes.   Although it …  More

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

Being selected for Top Arts has been something I aspired to since Year 11. It was a goal I upheld throughout Year 12 and it is with an immense sense of gratitude and privilege that my artworks have been chosen for …  More

Tara Maharana Sarup Singh hunting at Haridas ki Magri 1844-45

Maharana Sarup Singh ruled the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, centred on Udaipur, between 1842 and 1861. Courtly activities were recorded by artists including Tara and his son Sivalal, who faithfully documented hunting scenes, religious festivals and political meetings, complete with …  More

The conservation of Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4)

Following my last blog post  on the conservation work on the NGV’s Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4) I have some updates to share.   After one of the previously mended breaks came apart, all remains of the old adhesive needed to be removed. …  More

Art as Therapy – I can’t be sexy

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about …  More

Pablo Picasso Portrait of a young woman, after Cranach the Younger, II 1958

Portrait of a young woman, after Cranach the Younger, II is Picasso’s interpretation of a painting by Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Younger. The extraordinary five-colour print was Picasso’s first published linocut, made when the artist was seventy-seven years old. …  More

Katsushika Hokusai The great wave off Kanagawa (c.1830)

With his unique social observations, innovative approach to design and mastery of the brush, Katsushika Hokusai created some of the most iconic, engaging images in the history of Japanese art. The Great wave off Kanagawa, from Hokusai’s Thirty-six views of …  More