Monday, July 25, 2011

ManStyle, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

French c1775; Nutters 1771; Dior Homme c2000, ManStyle

ManStyle, a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is finally giving menswear the recognition it deserves. Set in two galleries, the NGV International building and the Ian Potter Centre, the exhibition showcases menswear from the 1700s through to the present day. Read more...

Friday, July 1, 2011

JULY 2011 - Melburnin' by Courtney Symes


Art has a healing quality that allows us to communicate our feelings and ultimately assist us in coping with various situations. Our relationships with the world around us, which encompass other people, our surrounding environment, and even our health, are just a few of the many catalysts that can prompt artistic responses. As a viewer, it is often rewarding to learn that the art we enjoy has had a cathartic effect on the artist as well. Exhibitions such as the Cancer Council Arts Awards and Libby Byrne’s Vision over Visibility are two excellent examples of how artists have employed art to recover from adverse health problems. Embark on a healing journey with us this month as we celebrate these artists’ roads to recovery, as well as other goings-on around Melbourne. Read more...

JULY 2011 - Born to Concrete, Heide Museum of Modern Art


Concrete Poetry is the fusion of art and text. As an art form, it can be conveyed through a variety of mediums including printmaking, typed text, photography, sculpture and more. A rare exhibition subject, Concrete Poetry is the genre du jour at Heide Museum of Modern Art and the headline act of current exhibition Born to Concrete. Read more...