Superheroes at GOMA: is this exhibition art, or just a social document?


In a good Fairfax piece this week reporting on a new pop-culture exhibition, Queensland journalist Andrew Stafford spoke with its curator. The work of Amanda Slack-Smith, and of many filmmakers and comic book artists, has attracted not just local media interest, but that of those abroad. The Hollywood Reporter welcomes the high-brow attention to superheroes

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Expert Witness: ‘LOVE Art of Emotion 1400-1800’ (NGV, Melbourne)

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Kirsten Albrecht is the owner of Kozminsky, a name synonymous with fine jewellery and decorative arts for 165 years in Melbourne. Albrecht speaks regularly on jewellery from the 18th century to today. Two months ago Kozminsky moved out of its Collins Street store and Albrecht is now on sabbatical while she considers Kozminsky 2018. Daily Review asked her to look at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Tracey Moffatt at the Venice Biennale: memories are made of this


“In Photography, as everyone knows, content is 90 percent of the ball game. To get good subject matter, you find it. This makes photography the only art form in which shopping is considered a talent” – Peter Plagen, ‘Fretting About Photos: Four Views’, Art in America, November, 1979 The lens and screen are omnipresent in Venice. Not only in

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Vincent Van Gogh’s four seasons in one day in Melbourne


The National Gallery of Victoria’s annual ‘Winter Masterpiece’ series usually brings out the word ‘blockbuster’, but this year’s is more boutiquebuster. Its Van Gogh and the Seasons opening today at the St Kilda Road gallery is the largest collection of Van Gogh artworks to ever travel to Australia but its 50 paintings and drawing by the Dutch artist (1853-1890) make it

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Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Van Gogh and Toby Martin


Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours, every Friday from 28 April – 7 July. Enjoy classical string quartet recitals, drop into exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall. On May 5, Australian singer-songwriter and

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New Bill Henson works at NGV Melbourne


Photographer Bill Henson shows 23 recent works including landscapes, portraiture and classical sculpture captured in museum settings in this new exhibition as part of the NGV’s “Festival of Photography” running all year. The festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the NGV’s Photography Department. The show is at the NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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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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