Simon Zoric, The Finest Actor of Our Generation, 2016,
autographed, inkjet print, framed, 20 x 25 cm. Image courtesy of the
Unproductive Thinking, Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood, 26
April – 26 May 2017
I am hesitant to say that I am employed. Although to say I am unemployed
is also incorrect. I do not have a job to go to, but I do have four
email addresses — 1 personal, 3 professional — and from the moment I
wake to the moment I go to sleep my mind is preoccupied wit...
Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait, 1887 , oil on canvas, 44 x 35 cm © Musée d'Orsay
Van Gogh and the Seasons, NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 28 April – 9 July 2017
There are many extraordinary works of art to be seen in Van Gogh and the Seasons and yet certain aspects of the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition are disappointing. Individual paintings that stand out as masterpieces of modern art are shown side by side with frankly insignificant and minor pieces. In additio...
Shop between 'off peak', c.1950s, lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple stones [or plates], 97.2 x 59.8 cm (printed image), Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Harold Freedman: Artist for the People, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40
Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat, 1 April – 28 May 2017
The Harold Freedman exhibition, on display at the Art Gallery of
Ballarat until the end of this month, is sub-headed ‘Artist for the
people’. In order to entice people deep into the...
Damiano Bertoli, The Serenity of the Poet, 2017, pencil on paper, 42 x 29.7 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Raafat Ishak & Damiano Bertoli, Hebdomeros, Sutton Gallery, 21 April – 20 May 2017
There is an irony to Hebdomeros, and that is that the exhibition teaches us more about the Italian 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) than it does about either of its two collaborating Melbourne based artists, Raafat Ishak and Damiano Bertoli.
The modest exhibition, which accomp...