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troublemag | September 17, 2019

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National Gallery of Australia

Love & Desire

February 11, 2019 |

Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Until 28 April 2019

Love & Desire explores the themes of love, desire, romance, betrayal, faith, nature, science, religion, society, rebellion, the femme fatale and the celebrity of the ‘rock-star’ artists … Read More

All That Glitters

July 2, 2018 |

Carats from Cartier

by Inga Walton  

Cartier: The Exhibition has been dazzling patrons at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (until 22 July, 2018). It is by far the most impressive display of the jeweller’s art to be exhibited … Read More

Versailles: Palace of Dreams

April 4, 2017 |

by Inga Walton  

“Since the sun is the emblem of Louis XIV, and poets link the sun with Apollo, there is nothing in this superb house that does not relate to this divinity” – André Félibien, Court historian, 1674.1 … Read More

ACTease September 2014

September 1, 2014 |

 

by Courtney Symes

 

It was with a heavy heart that I put fingers to keyboard for this final ACTease instalment. I have thoroughly enjoyed compiling this column each month and have never been short of amazing exhibitions to … Read More

Danie Mellor’s Quest for Consistent Excellence

May 9, 2014 |

 

It was an accident on a prawn trawler that prompted Danie Mellor to reconsider his career options. When asked how he became an artist, he recounts, “What pushed me onto the right path eventually was an accident on the … Read More

ACTease May 2014

May 1, 2014 |

 

What is the most obscure name you have ever seen for an art exhibition? Like choosing a title for a book or film, deciding on a title for an exhibition is an important part of the creative process. It’s … Read More

ACTease April 2014

April 2, 2014 |

 

by Courtney Symes

 

What is your favourite children’s book? No matter how hard I try, I can’t choose one. Now that my eldest daughter is nearly two, I have to confess that I’m enjoying rediscovering my old favourite … Read More