It’s not every day that three of Sydney’s biggest cultural institutions join together for a series of exhibitions, but the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks (who are competitors in certain respects) today announced The National: New Australian Art. Continue ReadingRead More [...]
James McNeill Whistler’s 1871 portrait of his mother Anna is always prefaced by the word “iconic” because it’s one of the world’s best known images.
Along with Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Edvard Munch’s The Scream it’s simply famous for being famous. To wit: all of these works have been honoured — if not elevated — by inclusion in The Simpsons. But is Whistler’s Mother any good? Continue ReadingRead More [...]
The Arts Party — the burgeoning political party which has pledged to “encourage a more creative, cultural, educated and prosperous life for every Australian” sprung up in the wake of last year’s Senator George Brandis-led Coalition attack on the Australia Council.
The party has created a Pozible crowd funding campaign with a target of raising $35,000 by May 11 to help finance its electoral ambitions at this year’s Federal election.
Today it enlisted artist Ben Quilty to show his support. Quilty says the arts are now “under siege” in Australia and that “art schools, art TAFES and arts education are all slowly being dismantled”. Continue ReadingRead More [...]