art & fashion

NAIDOC 2021 – NGV Exhibitions

The NGV has now reopened and is thrilled to be welcoming visitors to view their new exhibitions and the NGV Collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International. Over the coming week NGV will be presenting virtual programs celebrating the NAIDOC 2021 theme - Heal Country! And virtual programs related to current exhibitions Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories and Big Weather.

NGV Big Weather – exclusive Indigenous exhibition

The National Gallery Victoria, is presenting Big Weather, an exclusive exhibition exploring the sophisticated understanding of weather systems that exist within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge, opening today on 12 March 2021 at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The exhibition highlights the vital role Indigenous artists and designers play in sharing stories that ensure cultural knowledge...

Beyond the Border – Japan

Kanagawa-based photographer Yoko Ishii decided to turn her camera on the animal inhabitants of Nara: the ancient capital of Japan where Sika deer are almost commonplace as people. Whilst deer are considered a pest in much of Japan, they are sacred in Nara; protected not only by law but, by a history that remembers them as the gods’ revered companions. Punishable...

Soft stone form sculptures

I am literally enamoured with Spanish sculptor José Manuel Castro López whom hand-carves granite and quartz into stunning fluid sculptures. Aiming to formulate new relationships with sculptural work, his illusory objects are a captivating study into the malleable nature of minerals. Always mindful of the natural shape and texture of the stone, the artist transforms ordinary pieces of quartz and granite...

Unintended Beauty – Revisited

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

Timeless and alluring marble artist – Carrara Italy

Angela Simi is a photographer based in Hamburg whom has recently documented the workplace of Damascus-born marble artist Usama Alnassar. Nestled underneath the steep mountains of the Carrara marble quarries, Italy, the open-air atelier is a mesmerising setting of timeless and alluring beauty. Angela’s project was inspired by her childhood memories of driving up the winding roads of the colossal marble quarries of Carrara with her...

RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs & the international homes they live in

Nicole England is a Melbourne-based photographer, director, artist, author and dear friend. Her second book, "RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs and the international homes they live in", offers a view inside some of the world’s most incredible architecturally designed homes through the eyes of the dogs that live there, showcases 25 of the world's most stylish houses and the...

Paradise on Earth – Sydney

Paradise on Earth, a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is a celebration of the career and legacy of visionary architect, Marion Mahony Griffin, that will enchant visitors of all ages. Paradise on Earth Opened on November the 8th, 2020 and reimagines the extraordinary work of Marion Mahony Griffin and her deep connection to the natural environment which she saw as a place full of...

MAD Paris – Acquires two landmark pieces

The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD, Paris) has acquired two landmark pieces by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection. Mjo is the first local designer to have work included in this prominent international museum. The notable Parisian institute was founded in 1905 and its permanent collection is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the decorative arts....