ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation
“Art comes from life, not from the studio.”
– Marina Abramović
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now at the National Gallery of Australia
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now showcases art made by women. Drawn from the National Gallery’s collection and loans from across Australia, it is the most comprehensive presentation of art by women assembled in this country to date. The exhibition proposes alternative histories, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the stories and achievements of all women artists.
If you can’t see this powerful show in person, you can take part in virtual events such as artist talks from Genevieve Grieves and Ex De Medici or curator discussions on fascinating topics. Part One of this exhibition will be on show until July 4th 2021. The much anticipated Part Two will open in late July 2021.
Click here for more information and to book tickets or click here to see the list of associated events. See below for just a few artworks by the exceptional Australian female artists held within our collection.
Show us ya Yard Art 2020 from the ABC, Victoria
ABC Victoria has announced the winners of its annual Yard Art competition with the categories ‘Best Water Feature’, ‘Best Novelty Piece’ and ‘Best Sculpture’. From the whimsical and wild to the downright impressive, this is a delightful insight into some of Australia’s most artistic gardens. If you’ve got green thumbs too, we’d love to see your handiwork.
Click here to view the winners and the final statement. Please also see below for a few examples of stunning Australian landscapes by some of Australia’s most prominent painters.
Streeton at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
“Arthur Streeton’s brilliant evocations of light, land and sea are among the most enduring and popular paintings for many Australians. His sun-drenched impressionist landscapes from the 1880s, joyful depictions of Sydney Harbour in the 1890s, and pastoral paintings from the 1920s and 1930s continue to define an image of our unique environment.”
From the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Running between Nov 7th 2020 – Feb 14th 2021, Streeton revisits the rich oeuvre of Arthur Streeton, following his journeys across Australia, Egypt and Europe. From his ability to capture the unique Australian sunlight, to his advocacy for the natural environment, Streeton’s landscapes elicit nostalgia and astonishment.
Click here to book tickets and find more information and see below to view our summer catalogue.
To peek into the past:
The Lost art of the Christmas Card by the Australian National Maritime Museum
Love all things vintage? The Australian National Maritime Museum is highlighting its vast collection of vintage Christmas cards, providing historic yet intimate insights into a holiday season with a uniquely Australian touch. Featuring photographs, etchings and delicately preserved paintings, the long tradition of card giving is lovingly explored.
Click here to read the blog post or click here to browse their immense online archive. Please also see below for our online catalogue of fine vintage Australian photography.