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The Fashion Force

July 2, 2019 |

by Inga Walton

Krystyna Campbell-Pretty’s passion for fashion has endowed the National Gallery of Victoria with a substantial number of exceptional couture and prêt-à-porter ensembles, accessories, sketches and studio drawings, photography, fashion journals and supporting textual material over the last … Read More

SALON November 2018

November 6, 2018 |

Megan COPE, The Blaktism 2014, single-channel HD video, edition 2 of 5, 8:04 minutes. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2015 © the artist, courtesy THIS IS … Read More

Bvlgari Belissima

December 4, 2016 |

by Inga Walton  

“The only Italian word Elizabeth knows is Bulgari”. (Richard Burton on Elizabeth Taylor).1   Widely recognised as the quintessential Italian jewellery and luxury accessories company, Bulgari actually has its origins in Greece with the silversmith Constantinos … Read More

Luminous: Australian watercolours 1900 – 2000

July 2, 2016 |

REVIEW by Mark Dober  

Visitors to the NGV exhibition Luminous: Australian watercolours 1900 – 2000 have been witnessed lingering for extended periods over the works, revealing considerable viewer interest with the theme of the show. That theme, “versatility of … Read More

SALON: March 2016

February 29, 2016 |

COVER: Ron ROBERTSON-SWANN, Maquette for Vault 1978, synthetic polymer paint on balsa wood, 19.8 x 41.5 x 25.7 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with the assistance of the NGV Foundation, 2005 (2005.243) © Ron Robertson-Swann/Licensed by VISCOPY, … Read More

SALON November 2015

November 8, 2015 |


COVER: Melissa DAVIS (filmmaker), End Sexism Now (still), documentary. VU at Metro West, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray (VIC), 21, 23, 27 & 28 November. Screening as part of Big West Festival, 20 – 28 November 2015 –

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Brethren in Sincerity: The Pre-Raphaelites

July 1, 2015 |

Inga Walton

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood … had on their side three things that the English public never forgives: youth, power and enthusiasm.

– Oscar Wilde, The English Renaissance of Art (1882)


The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), … Read More

SALON May 2015

May 4, 2015 |


Want more? See all of the Salon features we’ve run to date.

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William Blake: ‘The Immortal Man That Cannot Die’

August 1, 2014 |


by Inga Walton.


“And these are the gems of the Human Soul,
The rubies and pearls of a love-sick eye,
The countless gold of the akeing heart,
The martyr’s groan and the lover’s sigh.” (33-36) – William Blake: The Mental Traveller, … Read More

Eat me Love me SEE me: Hotham Street Ladies

March 3, 2014 |


by Klare Lanson  

“Let them eat cake.” – Marie Antoinette  

I remember receiving a text message back in 2007 from a girlfriend requesting I reply with my favourite recipe; to be used for an inner city community … Read More