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Calling phone and Instagram snappers for art exhibition

“THE Long Hot Summer” exhibition is Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s gift to the public. “Anyone and everyone”, TAC is saying, can get creative and have their photographic work professionally exhibited in February. “We’re inviting anyone to take part. There are no costs involved and exhibitors even have the chance to make some money by selling their […]

NGA announces review of Asian art provenance

GALVANISED into action by the “Dancing Shiva” crisis and related questions, the National Gallery of Australia today has announced plans to address provenance issues in relation to its Asian art collection. “The NGA acknowledges that there are works in the collection whose provenance and legal status needs a renewed level of scrutiny,” new NGA director, […]

Turrell’s art: ‘like playing an instrument’

TO the director of the National Gallery of Australia, Gerard Vaughan, James Turrell is “one of the world’s most phenomenal artists.” And he meant that word “phenomenal” quite literally, for in the new exhibition “James Turrell: a retrospective”, the artist can be seen treating light as a material, so that “the spiritual and technological merge.” […]

Arts / Turrell’s light work of time and space

“WHEN you’re working with light, you end up shaping everything around it” says American artist James Turrell, whose work is the subject of the National Gallery of Australia’s most unusual blockbuster ever. “James Turrell: a retrospective” opens on Saturday, December 13 and the exhibition’s Australian curator, Lucina Ward, has described her encounter with the artist […]

‘Atua’ book wins international prize for NGA

THE National Gallery of Australia has been awarded the Prix International du Livre d’art Tribal 2014 Award for “Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia”, the 256-page book accompanying this year’s exhibition at the gallery of largely ancient Pacific art. The prize is awarded annually and judged by a panel of leading art professionals, recognises quality, diversity […]

If you signed up with Origin Energy you’ve missed out on a blockbuster art ticket

ACTEWAGL is offering its customers one complimentary ticket per household to the National Gallery of Australia summer blockbuster exhibition “James Turrell: A Retrospective” for use across the weekend of 20 and 21 December. James Turrell’s work spans more than five decades with 140 solo exhibitions and permanent installations in museums and private collections around the […]

Grammar support emerging artists

CANBERRA Grammar School has awarded six prizes to ANU students at the opening of the School of Art graduate exhibition as part of its sponsorship of the ANU Emerging Artists Support Scheme. Exhibition prizes were awarded to Tom Buckland (Sculpture), Hayley Lander (Painting), Luis Power (Photography and Media Arts), and Frederika Rose (Sculpture). Recipients of […]

Pop-up for summer: Sculpture Garden restaurant revived

LAUNCHING what new NGA director Gerard Vaughan called calls “a reformulation of the Sculpture Garden restaurant”, media and gallery staff today joined food mover and shaker Stephanie Alexander for a light lunch that put together food and art. Long hidden behind the Fujiko Nakaya ‘Fog sculpture’ at the NGA, the restaurant is now enlivened by […]