The ABO started its 2017 program with The Messiah by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)l its universal emotions understood by all include love, hope & isolation
Rose Niland reviews Wild by Nature an account by National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis of her documented epic adventure across inhospitable global terrains
Sydney Peace Prize winner Julian Burnside AO QC Julian Burnside urged Australians to react to facts not fear, “where there is injustice there will not be peace”
Australia’s architectural and garden styles developed through the imposition of European cultures on the land and its people from Federation to the Fifties.
At the English colonization of this extraordinary continent in 1788 the flora was so exotic many explorers thought they would find the original Garden of Eden
The assault of an indigenous man on a bus, 27th February 2014 in Australia, highlights the fact we all need to help transform society through behavioural change
Beauty was something all the gods of Ancient Greece were known to love and admire. The exhibition: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, originating at the British Museun will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria from 2nd August to 9th November. The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece…
Would drafting a bill of rights highlighting the freedoms we often take for granted help 21st century Australians focus, imagine and create a future together?
Australia is a multicultural land of opportunity, one whose layers of diversity are constantly re-interpreted distilled and decanted into something quite unique
Significant works from public collections in Australia have been brought together by the National Gallery to be exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London
France’s Emperor Napoleon’s ambitions for the South Pacific were realized in 1800 when Nicolas-Thomas Baudin (1754-1803) proposed an expedition to Australia
Tony Burke” a letter from GetUp said “has just announced he’s backing down from protecting Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness”… Australians all need to protest NOW
Societal and cultural history is becoming big business in Australia, helping us to unpick the meaning of culture or to trace the threads of our society. In 2012 in NSW ‘History Week‘, takes place between in Spring from the 8 – 16th September 2012. During that week there will be…
The first Mayor at Brisbane guided a community of free men in a city yet to be made. In just 150 short years their vision has been exceeded many times. The change they encouraged others to embrace has been constant as well as socially progressive and today Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, which is a state of great optimism and a dynamic crucible for change.
The western system of democracy is going through enormous change world wide. It requires of us all that we re-evaluate what our priorities in life are. Should our leaders be offering society, as a whole, options, ways and choices so that it can transform itself?
This spring Brisbane artist David Henderson will hold his 2011 Exhibition in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane. What David offers in the 30+ works on offer is a glimpse of pure joy. They are evocative atmospheric scenes, mostly from the ancient Italian city La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic) Venice, where with his brush and colour on canvas he constantly explores the elusive qualities of light, seeking to access its ever-deepening mysteries.