The National Gallery’s new summer show is opening tomorrow and RiotACT was lucky enough to be invited to join the media horde at today’s preview.
This exhibition, really truly is a must see over the coming summer.
It’s full of sex and death and beauty and, of course, gold.
In our mass produced highly machined age you sometimes [...]
The National Gallery have announced the results of this year’s blockbusters:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Turner from the Tate: The Making of Master exhibition attracted 153, 627 visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, bringing the total number of visitors to the Gallery’s two major exhibitions this year to 323,828.
The exhibition [...]
[ 6 December, 2013 to 21 April, 2014. ]
Andrew Barr has announced that the last Gallery blockbuster for 2013 will be: Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru.:
This new exhibition – which I launched this morning – is a one-off exclusive to Canberra. It will open in December and run over the first three months of next year.
It will provide another compelling [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] The National Gallery have announced they’re bringing a William Kentridge retrospective to town:
William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, [...]
[ 4 September, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
The National Gallery has word the the rock star of Australian Architecture Glenn Murcutt is coming to talk.
For the past 17 years the ACT Chapter of the Australian Architects Institute and the National Gallery of Australia have been presenting the engaging and exciting Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series sponsored by BCA Certifiers, which showcases [...]
The National Gallery has the thrilling news that the season for their Turner From The Tate exhibition is being extended:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master exhibition season will be extended by one week, now closing at 5pm on Sunday 15 September 2013.
‘We are [...]
The Economist is heaping praise on the artist James Turrell:
For nearly half a century, Mr Turrell has toyed with light and space. His work earned him a so-called MacArthur “genius grant” in 1984. Standing in a space designed by Mr Turrell can feel transcendental, like being transported to an otherworldly dimension. “You don’t have [...]
[ 20 July, 2013 to 27 January, 2014. ]
Roy Lichtenstein is seriously cool. And so are The Pixies. So I’m writing this review listening to The Pixies and I recommend you read it doing likewise.
If your life is so sad and pathetic as to have none of The Pixies music in it, then here; I’ve got some for you:
There you go, you owe [...]
Being footloose and fancy free at the weekend a friend and I agreed to have an afternoon out at the latest blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery. I’m a regular at these things – getting my fill of travelling culture that I may never get the chance to see again.
Anyhow, my thirst for culture [...]
Holden Caulfield has sent us these rather disturbing images:
Why didn’t someone tell me the Raiders won the premiership this year? At least that was the first thought that entered my mind when I saw this lime green water at the National Gallery yesterday afternoon.
[ 1 June, 2013 to 8 September, 2013. ]
Barcham and I went down to the media preview of the National Gallery’s upcoming blockbuster show Turner from The Tate, The Making of a Master this morning.
It didn’t really justify both of us going, we just both wanted to see it. We were not alone as it was one of the most well attended media [...]
Peter has sent this in:
While walking around the lake this pm, I walked past this.
It is of course the National Gallery’s Diamonds by Neil Dawson.
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The National Gallery is sharing the numbers for the recently concluded Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced that the Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge exhibition attracted 170 201visitors from all over Australia to Canberra, making it one of the Gallery’s Top 10 visited exhibitions ever.
The exhibition closed on Tuesday 2 April 2013, [...]
The National Gallery has announced they’re buying two 18th Century George Stubbs paintings:
A portrait of the Kongouro (Kangaroo) from New Holland and a companion painting, A portrait of a large Dog from New Holland (Dingo) were painted by Stubbs in 1772 in response to a commission by naturalist Sir Joseph Banks. The small works have [...]
Michael Brand of the Art Gallery of New South Wales says he is going to go to the feds cap in hand and ask for a contribution to the gallery’s plans to double in size by 2021 at a cost of many millions of private philanthropy dollars/taxpayer dollars.
It will be interesting to see how the [...]
I took this shot on Friday night and decided it was too good not to share.
Now if anyone can tell me what the name of the work and the artist is that would be great as I’ve scanned the National Gallery’s online collection in two different ways (and it takes some time) with no result.
News has the sad development that sculptor Bert Flugelman has died age 90.
In Canberra he’s best known for the wildly popular Cones sculpture in the National Gallery sculpture garden.
[Photo Courtesy Wikipedia]
[ 8 February, 2013 to 16 June, 2013. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:
Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]
The ABC has a piece on the resounding success of the National Gallery’s Ned Kelly paintings on display in Dublin:
IMMA head of exhibitions Rachael Thomas says the show has been a resounding success.
“It’s really taken us by absolute surprise, it’s been an out and out success,” she said.
“We have had really unprecedented figures so [...]
[ 18 January, 2013; 25 January, 2013; 1 February, 2013; 8 February, 2013; 15 February, 2013; 22 February, 2013; 1 March, 2013; 8 March, 2013; 15 March, 2013; 22 March, 2013; 29 March, 2013; ]
This in from the National Gallery:
Rain, hail or shine the National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Bar in association with Veuve Clicquot re-opens for the summer this Friday 18 January in the new location of the Sculpture Garden Restaurant.
The National Gallery’s big Centenary blockbuster “Toulouse-Lautrec, Paris & The Moulin Rouge“ opens to the public tomorrow, there’s a launch party for the shiny people tonight and this morning there was a media preview which I toddled along to.
If you already know about Toulouse-Lautrec then there’s not much more I need to say about it [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]
The official announcement is supposed to be at 10 this morning, but world+dog is reporting the National Gallery is putting on its first winter blockbuster in a decade and it’s going to be Turner. From Wikipedia:
Joseph Mallord William “J. M. W.” Turner, RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic [...]
This in from the National Gallery:
The Big Draw 2012 will be held at the National Gallery of Australia on Sunday 28 October from 11am until 2pm. Big Draw is an annual event dedicated to exploring drawing in its many manifestations. Now firmly established on the Canberra calendar Big Draw provides a wonderful opportunity for [...]
The National Gallery is letting it be known they’re lending their holdings of Nolan’s Ned Kelly paintings to the Irish:
The National Gallery of Australia today announced a major international loan: the iconic Ned Kelly series by Sidney Nolan will travel to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin. Interest in exhibiting this ground-breaking, popular [...]
[ 1 September, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]
The National Gallery is giving notice of their new exhibition of Indian painting:
Divine worlds brings together masterpieces of Indian painting from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Dating from the 15th to the 20th century, the paintings range from exquisite intimate miniatures to vast hunting scenes, monumental pilgrimage maps and brilliantly coloured devotional [...]
[ 17 August, 2012 to 11 November, 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their latest exhibition:
The National Gallery of Australia today opened Sydney Long The Spirit of the Land, the first major gallery retrospective of this important Australian artist. Sydney Long is Australia’s foremost Art Nouveau artist and created a highly distinctive style which often depicted the Australian landscape as haunting and mysterious, [...]
The Hindu is running hard on our National Gallery’s 11th century Chola period Nataraja bronze idol which they say was bought from Subhash Kapoor in 2008.
In reply to queries, the Gallery in a release said it purchased the idol from Kapoor “following a thorough due diligence process.”
It contacted the Indian High Commission in Canberra [...]
[ 14 December, 2012 to 2 April, 2013. ]
The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.
‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]
[ 11 May, 2012 to 22 July, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has announced the opening of unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial:
unDisclosed features the work of 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from regional, remote and urban communities and is curated by Carly Lane, a Kalkadoon woman from North West Queensland with a background in curatorship, anthropology and art.
The artists featured [...]
[ 20 May, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
The Aids Action Council are giving notice of their upcoming memorial ceremony:
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial honours the memory of all people affected by HIV and reignites community activism in the response to HIV. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down [...]
[ 27 April, 2012 to 15 July, 2012. ]
The National Gallery has lifted the lid on their latest exhibition:
Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) is arguably Australia’s, and certainly Victoria’s, most important colonial landscape painter. Born in Vienna and trained as a painter in the European art centres of Rome, Naples and Düsseldorf; von Guérard migrated to Australia in 1852.
Von Guérard’s meticulous landscapes are remarkable [...]
Commonwealth Arts Minister Simon Crean on Friday announced the reappointment of Ron Radford for a further two years as Director of the National Gallery.
Tim Fairfax is taking over the chair of the Gallery’s council from Rupert Myer, in an interim capacity.
“My decision regarding longer term options for the Gallery Chair’s position is yet to be [...]