Artist John Kelly fires back at the casual critic who calls his sculpture ‘shit’

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Last year, Brimbank Council in Melbourne’s west commissioned the artist John Kelly to create a large, outdoor bronze sculpture which will be unveiled in a central location of the municipality in September. The work titled Man Lifting Cow is pictured as a maquette above. The council organised activities for local kids during last week’s school holidays to

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‘Learning from the Masters’ Masterclass with Tom Alberts

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

Daily Review in conjunction with the Hotel for the Arts, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is offering readers another opportunity to learn from, and work with one of Australia’s creative masters whether they are beginners or established in their chosen field. Previous sold-out Masterclasses have been taught by visual artists Lewis Miller and Peter Wegner and writer Joanna

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GALLERY – Archibald Prize 2016 finalists and one win for ‘Masterchef’

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Who is competing for the $100,000 Archibald Portrait Prize? Below are some of the highlights from this year’s 51 finalists announced today. But one winner has been announced already. The $1500 Packing Room Prize is decided by the Art Gallery of NSW’s packing room staff led by head packer, Steve Peters, who gets 51% of the vote and the final

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How to give your kids a cultural education – take them to New York

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When weighing up the relative merits of costly education versus travel as the most effective broadener of young minds, do not underestimate the transformative power of New York. If you have children aged nine or older there are few places more alluring or appropriate for increasing cultural intelligence. The peculiar algebra of successful travelling with kids:

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