Viktor and Rolf fashion artists dress Melbourne


Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf are the fashion world’s answer to Gilbert and George, which might be the reason you”ll find 40 of their haute couture garments dramatically displayed inside the National Gallery of Victoria from today. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have been in Melbourne this week for the opening of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists (on show until February 26),

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Another big city arts patron rails against Townsville small-mindedness

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Philanthropist Tim Fairfax has weighed into the art storm in Townsville which broke two weeks ago when the local council sacked a much respected and highly effective curator and manager of the public art galleries in the city of 175,000. Shane Fitzgerald was told his position as manager of Townsville City Council’s Gallery (which includes the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

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Hasn’t George W. Bush caused enough damage? Now he’s ruining art

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Just because we’re being menaced and disgusted by a new grotesque psychopath conjured by the Republican Party to destabilise global civilisation and fail at basic impulse control, let’s not forget the previous one: President George W. Bush. Among the myriad reasons American political culture constantly seems to be plagued by such monstrous politicians is the

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NGV Friday Night Lights Up

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Melbourne’s gracious old dame of a museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, has certainly lifted her skirts recently as it turns the 10am to 5pm operating hours of its low-lit and hushed toned St Kilda Road gallery into party central on Friday nights. Following the trend of Hobart’s MONA and other major art galleries around the world, the

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WATCH: Curator’s guide to John Olsen’s ‘You Beaut Country’ blockbuster


John Olsen is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest living artists. He is among the last of the Australian greats who came to fame in the 1950s and 1960s for their abstracted way of looking at the Australian landscape. In the following video recorded by Daily Review, the National Gallery of Victoria’s David Hurlston (senior curator of Australian

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Fifield set to restore raided arts funds to Australia Council

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The Federal Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, is set to restore most, if not all, the funding to the Australia Council that was raided from the national arts funding body by the previous arts minister, Senator George Brandis in May 2015. Daily Review has learnt that Fifield’s office is now working with other agencies and arts bodies to dismantle

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