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Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work. Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. He was both influenced by and shaped the city of Vienna at the turn of th... read more

Gustav Klimt at Home
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Ferdinand Bauer is seen by many as the greatest natural history painter of all time. Hand-picked by Joseph Banks, in 1801-1805 Bauer accompanied Matthew Flinders during his circumnavigation of Australia, and lived in New South Wales and Norfolk Is... read more

Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer
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In the 18th and 19th centuries, the European world learned of amazing varieties of nature existing in Australasia; an apparent, infinite array of plants, birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. Scientific clubs and organisations grew, each publishing fulsome records, but... read more

John Gould: An Australian Perspective
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Titled Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment.

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australia Art: Divided Worlds
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True tales of lost art, built around case studies of famous works, their creators, and stories of disappearance and recoveryFrom the bestselling author of The Art of Forgery comes this dynamic narrative that tells the fascinating stories of artworks stolen, looted, or destroyed i... read more

The Museum of Lost Art
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In this new, ground-breaking work, "Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage", Frank Ames' unique passion for the subject reveals the events and ideas that transpired within this Khalsa (Sikh Brotherhood) movement, transforming the Kashmir shawl to one of powerful ethnic proportions. During this era of Pun... read more

Woven Masterpieces of Sikh Heritage: The Stylistic Development of the Kashmir Shawl 1780-1839
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Many critics have traditionally dismissed Australian art as derivative. Australiana to Zeitgeist offers an immersive look at a new breed of early career Australian artists proving them wrong. Championing underrepresented and often... read more

Australiana to Zeitgeist: an A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art
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As urban life becomes increasingly more demanding, many people are choosing to build away from the city in a way the acknowledges and connects with the landscape. Living in the Landscape explores new and exciting relationships between landscape and design. It examines how architect... read more

Living in the Landscape
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Like so many Australian women artists of her era, Hilda Rix Nicholas (1884-1961) has been rediscovered by contemporary art historians. For the first time, In Search of Beauty showcases her two sketchbooks held by the National Library of Australia. The child of a creative Melbourne household, Hilda was... read more

In Search of Beauty: Hilda Rix Nicholas's Sketchbook Art
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"My Monster Bubblewriter Book" is an activity book to inspire and encourage creativity with both words and drawing. It teaches children how to create cool hand lettering, using their imaginations to create crazy alphabets from monster inspired scripts to patchwork letters. There are loads of fun thing... read more

My Monster Bubblewriter Book
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"The purpose of drawing is to make freshness permanent. Out of billions of seconds of futility, occasionally, sparks of the life force are immutably held forever." Brett Whiteley wrote these lines in his 1985 notebook about the activity at the very heart of his life as an artist, d... read more

Brett Whiteley: Drawings
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The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work of a group of young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890-1914. At its centre were four young friends who had trained at Glasgow School of Art; two architects and two artists - Charles Renn... read more

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of the Four
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