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Archibald Prize Winner 2012 Tim Storrier – Humour and Pathos

Archibald Prize Winner 2012 Tim Storrier – Humour and Pathos

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How great is artist, raconteur, amateur poet and passionate Australian Tim Storrier’s portrait of himself, which has won the Archibald Prize for 2012. Humble, full of humour and pathos, that interior universe to which man is drawn, attracted by its complexities and contradictions. It certainly implies that something more than…

Quiver – Artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s April Exhibition

Quiver – Artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s April Exhibition

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An exploration of nature, especially the transcultural symbol ‘the tree of life’ motif, is an objective of the latest exhibition to go on show of the much acclaimed artist Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox. It will be held in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane commencing on April 17th 2012. The…

Queensland – A State of Great Optimism & Crucible for Change

Queensland – A State of Great Optimism & Crucible for Change

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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.

Castor et Pollux, Tragédie en Musique – Pinchgut Opera 2012

Castor et Pollux, Tragédie en Musique – Pinchgut Opera 2012

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Castor and Pollux by French composer Jean Philippe Rameau is all about eloquence and musical intelligence. The Pinchgut Opera at Sydney, whose reputation for excellence is renowned, will be sure to achieve another triumph and lead a revival and interest in French music of the Baroque era when they present this musical masterpiece in December 2012.

Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin – Artistic Vision @ Qld Ballet

Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin – Artistic Vision @ Qld Ballet

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Li Cunxin, the ballet dancer, who literally leaped into the limelight when he published his best selling autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer in 2003, will take centre stage at the helm of the Queensland Ballet at the end of 2012, the final year for present artistic director Francois Klaus.

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

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Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures

War Horse – A Timeless Story of Courage Loyalty Love & Hope

War Horse – A Timeless Story of Courage Loyalty Love & Hope

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War Horse is a new movie from DreamWorks Studios, a great journey, a timeless story of loyalty, courage, love and hope whose impact will be felt for a long time

Vivaldi’s Griselda – Pinchgut Opera, a Decade of Excellence

Vivaldi’s Griselda – Pinchgut Opera, a Decade of Excellence

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Pinchgut Opera in only ten short years of innovative and outstanding productions, have become a classic opera company in the fullest sense of the word, of the first or highest quality, class, or rank. This piece will be sure to be joyous. It is an outstanding work and represents the culmination of Vivaldi’s opera writing career. You will just have to be there!

Sydney – Simply Moving from Inside to Outside the Square

Sydney – Simply Moving from Inside to Outside the Square

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Sydney in Spring: fashion, flowers and fauna; art, antiques, design and style Remember how theoretically technology was supposed to make our lives easier? In practice it tends to make our lives more complicated. This paradox has led many to embrace simplicity. Arriving at Sydney airport recently as I traversed the…

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

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The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AA&ADA) Show is on at Royal Randwick Racecourse at Sydney from the 7 – 11th September. It is the leading industry body representing antique and art dealers in Australia today. Their Code of Practice is surety that your investment in the past is also an investment in your future.

Paradise in Purgatory Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Finding Light

Paradise in Purgatory Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Finding Light

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Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has an exhibition about to open on the 8th September 2011 and run until 8th October (someone’s superstitious) at the Purgatory Artspace in North Melbourne, Victoria. The exhibition is called Paradise, so I am sure reviewers, certainly with a Catholic school background, will have a field day referencing Paradise to, and in Purgatory.