Maison Cartier and Canberra’s weather are cool

THE MAISON CARTIER EXHIBITION AND CANBERRA ARE COOL JUST LIKE THE WINTER WEATHER. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is clear on its intent to promote art and culture to the masses. It’s current large and visually spectacular exhibition of expensive jewellery. Its 2018 program on pages 8-9 provides the following information: “Cartier: The Exhibition is …

Cartier the Exhibition is a display of world class jewellery

THE CARTIER EXHIBITION IN CANBERRA IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW JEWELS CAN BE MORE THAN THE SUM OF THEIR SEPERATE PARTS. The Cartier Exhibition was originally designed by Dr Margaret Young-Sanchez from the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, USA. Dr Young Sanchez looks after the pre-Columbian art section at the Museum. She holds a …

Design Canberra festival remembers Robert Foster

DESIGN CANBERRA – THE ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL IN CANBERRA THIS YEAR REMEMBERED LUMINARY DESIGNER ROBERT FOSTER. Designers and artisans gathered on-22-October-2016 for the opening of “Luminary: Remembering Robert Foster” exhibition set in the ActewAGL foyer’s Ossolites display. Ossolite is one of the signature designs of the late Robert Foster. The artist’s legacy of FINK …

Fred Ward furniture desired at University House

FRED WARD FURNITURE IS REGISTERED FOR REPAIR. Fred Ward furniture pieces held within University House at the Australian National University (ANU) are now in safe hands. In February 2015 at my last board meeting for the Board of Fellows for University House, I put forward a paper to the Master of the House of the need …

High tea at the National Gallery of Australia

HIGH TEA SETTING AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA IS A WORK OF ART. High tea at the Art Gallery sounds like fun for children and Mums alike and being able to run around and look at pictures is even better! The Wedgwood Tea Room is stunning – as is the view. Yes, this is obviously a …

Tom Roberts’ exhibition preview day performance

EVEN TOM ROBERTS WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIS TIME STEPPING OVER THE NEW FLOORING OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA. Every new Art Gallery Director likes to make their mark and three things stand out with the recent installation of Gallery Director, Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, on 16 October 2015 http://nga.gov.au/AboutUs/Director/director.cfm. The first item to note is the recently-introduced …

Political commentary and Santa’s deep pockets

WANTED: A FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A NEWSIE. If you consider that Australian political ephemera should be archived for posterity, make sure you are bold: ask a library or archival facility to invest on your behalf. The political commentary exhibition ‘Politics & Protests’ was a cornucopia of political commentary pre- and post-Australian Federation which finished last week in Sydney …

Canberra landscape architecture & art

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, ART AND QUILTING ON SHOW BY CANBERRA-BASED ARTIST. A Canberra seminar on 31 August 2014 showed on the intersection of landscape architecture and quilting art by artist Dr Dianne Firth. Dianne’s seminar was titled ‘Layers by Design: Landscapes and Quilts’. She had invited members of the public to hear about her latest quilting works inspired by …