Category Archives: Exhibition Reviews

At art’s disposal

The current technology available to museums and art galleries allows artists, curators and exhibition designers to push artistic boundaries further and further. Installation is the art craze of the 21st century, and exhibitions around the world are bursting with explorations of colour, light, sound, touch and smell. But it is when these senses work together,… Read More »

Nude and fabulous!

It’s bold. And messy. And beautiful. And crude. And confronting. And entertaining. Nude: Art from the Tate collection bring together pieces from the Tate Museum (London) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and it is, hands down, fabulous. The Nude is always an intriguing subject. It is an art form usually considered essential… Read More »

Degas at NGV

I love going to the NGV. Even as you approach the building, the glass waterfall at the entrance makes for an inviting composition, curtained in with minimalist brick walls. The elegant yet earthy welcome is underscored by the always-friendly, impeccable staff in every facet of the gallery. Combined with a world-class quality exhibition, it makes… Read More »

Abstract curating – the challenges of Contemporary Art

I was really looking forward to this exhibition. Contemporary art practice of five generations of women congregated in one place. Pressed for writing deadlines, I didn’t research the exhibition before my visit. But that shouldn’t be an issue for an opening night visit, right? Wrong. As I entered the room, the attention grabber was a… Read More »

Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – exhibition reflections

As I approached the Central Plaza tower, the lively lights pouring from inside beamed with enthusiasm. A line of eager visitors lined up outside, all elegantly dressed and keen to get in. My attempt to avoid the line-up by waiting outside turned out a failure – the crowd only grew larger, and I lined up… Read More »

The optimism of Korean narratives

Watch out – stories are coming to life! Bustling with respectful enthusiasm of traditional Korean folklore, Sujin Nam’s exhibition at Brisbane Modern Art Gallery filled the walls with dragons, phoenixes, farmers, bathing women, birds, and mountains. An entire village community comes to life at the different stages of one man’s life journey. If you are… Read More »

Caravaggio ‘deconstructed’

In our technology-overloaded world, an Italian art gallery chose to present the Baroque paintings of an Italian genius through an innovative curatorial exhibit. Caravaggio Experience is an exciting video installation of the great Italian master’s paintings, put together by Azienda Speciale Palexpo and Medialart, running at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome until July 3. The… Read More »

‘Will You Be My Valentine’ by Christabel Blackman

This Valentine’s Day weekend, Sydney art enthusiasts have the opportunity to delight in a brand new collection of ink and watercolour drawings by Christabel Blackman. As a lover of art forms that require skill and continuing professional development, I was thrilled to have a sneak peek at this upcoming exhibition at the Trevor Victor Harvey… Read More »