O Sport, you are Peace! … from you, the young worldwide will learn self-respect, and thus the diversity of national qualities becomes the source of a generous and friendly rivalry
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…
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.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ&feature=player_embedded#! Author, photographer, painter and keynote speaker Elizabeth Murray in California sent me the link to this beautifully filmed video presented at the TED conference 2011. TED is all about ideas worth spreading. This presentation was given by Louie Schwartzberg award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer. His notable career spans more…
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.
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.
Headlines in newspapers across Australia on July 25th 2011 celebrated the awesome achievement of cycling’s new hero Cadel Evans, a man deeply committed to the ethos of his profession and chosen sport. Through endurance, patience and above all persistence after more than a decade of trying he finally won on 24th July Le Tour de France, the most demanding of all the cycling races around the world. Evans gave a performance of great éclat.
For the best in class, Noma is the number one place to eat at right now in the world. The Australian Masterchef 2011 judges confirmed this to their Australia wide audience during the grand finale as Noma’s Celebrity Chef Rene Redzepi set the task for Kate and Michael to complete. Imagine tickets for a tour in Scandinavia will book out, which is a good thing for Europe in the current economic milieu.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul and the body* The Australian Ballet in 2011 is a fantastic fusion of art, design, style, movement and music. Whenever and wherever they dance today becomes a sensory spectacle of visual richness, which is shaped by its history, social, cultural and spiritual…
It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.
A Night in Vienna with flutist Dieter Flury and pianist Maria Prinz is a magical musical experience to be held in St John’s Cathedral at Brisbane October 1 2011
At the Art Gallery of NSW until the 4th September 2011, The Poetry of Drawing is an Exhibition of the designs, studies and watercolours of the British Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood.
Italian adventurer, Marco Polo, perpetuated the western predilection for exotic goods in the European mind from early in the thirteenth century. He related fascinating stories about visiting a far off luxurious land called Cathay.
Vale Margaret Olley A.C. (1923-2011) painter, the indomitable spirit of the world of art in Australia. Those who loved and respected you will long remember you
The European medieval mind concerned itself with matters of the soul harmony & music as major aspects of the kósmos, a system centred on the earth & human race
Professor Bruce Boucher’s scholarly and accessible work, Andrea Palladio, The Architect in his Time was first published in 1994 in a ‘user friendly version’…to fit comfortably into a suitcase or backpack for a quick trip to Vicenza, the scene of many of Palladio’s triumphant works in architecture. Don’t know about…