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Sharp focus and an unsentimental vision

Walking through the Mid-Century Modern exhibition, I was drawn to the sharply focused black and white photographs displayed throughout the show – both hanging on the walls, and seen on the pages of the numerous interior design magazines. Alongside the furniture …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – The Audrey’s (duo)

Tomorrow night The Audrey’s (duo) will be performing in the Great Hall for Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. Here, we asked them a few questions about music and art. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Girl Sings, Guy Plays …  More

Fred Williams Cape York bushfire (2) (1977)

After his return to Australia from London in 1956, Fred Williams turned his attention to painting the Australian landscape, depicting it in such a distinctive and fresh way that, for many, his art transformed their vision of it. The Cape …  More

Digital in-fill for Turtle Soup

When the NGV’s flat textiles were assessed by textile conservators in preparation for the Mid-Century Modern exhibition, it was observed that a large section of the textile by Bee Taplin named Turtle Soup (c.1955) was missing.  It had been acquired …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Dan Kelly

This week Dan Kelly will be performing in the Great Hall for Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. Here, we asked him a few questions about music and art. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Adventure Songs from …  More

Minton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Clock garniture 1871

Among the outstanding ceramic artists lured to the Minton factory during the second half of the nineteenth century was Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, a former principal designer and decorator at the Sèvres factory in France. He perfected the decorating technique of pâte-sur-pâte …  More

Points of View: Australian art conversation

Ellen van Neerven, an Indigenous writer based in Brisbane, wrote these poems in response to Emily Kam Kngwarray’s Anwerlarr Anganenty (Big yam Dreaming) 1995 and read them at the Points of View: Australian art conversation on Kngwarray’s Big Yam Dreaming …  More