ACTease September 2012

Annabel Butler, ‘Jigsaw Puzzle Rooftops’, oil on canvas, 92x84cm. ‘Over the Rooftops’, Australian National Capital Artists gallery, until 23 September.

There’s a cool calmness unique to art galleries. Whilst the minimalistic style of many galleries encourages quiet contemplation, galleries inherently become places where we feel compelled to whisper, even if there’s no one else around, so as not to disturb the revered tranquillity. There’s no better example of such a space than the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). With such a big title to live up to, it’s no wonder there was a competitive selection process for the design of our Nation’s gallery. Read more…

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