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Lethbridge Gallery at Brisbane – Australian Contemporary Art

Lethbridge Gallery at Brisbane – Australian Contemporary Art

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The Lethbridge Gallery at Paddington in Brisbane has proved very popular as a home for artist Brett Lethbridge’s newest paintings, and to also provide a space in which other artists and art lovers can share the creative world by holding exhibitions and teaching others through offering artists workshops.

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Ancient Rome – An Important Precinct of Power and Glory

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Seven hill towns became the city of Rome when the valley floor was drained to provide a collective future by building the Cloacae Maxima, the great Roman sewer

Whoever you were if you were born within the boundaries of the Roman Empire you had the right to hold the highest office in the State. Under Augustus the concept of an eternal Rome emerged, revealing its link to the legendary past and its promise of a new era.

A Passion for Gothic Decoration by Brian Brennan

A Passion for Gothic Decoration by Brian Brennan

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The decorative arts were never considered secondary by Augustus Welby Pugin. As an architect he might design the structure of a house, church or institution, but he conceived of the building, its fittings and furnishings as a ‘complete work of art.’

ArtMarket Report, decade of enjoyment returns maximum profit

ArtMarket Report, decade of enjoyment returns maximum profit

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The ArtMarket Report is a quality magazine available in both print and electronic form, that is full of interesting articles, reviews and expose’s about artists and the world of fine art. It is a unique publication covering the Pan Asian art market with particular focus on Australian contemporary and Indigenous art.

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

Martha Nussbaum’s Call – Hug the Dragon for Social Profit

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American Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. In her short and powerful new book called Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities she makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. She challenges us all to strive be truly human – ‘to remain childlike, to keep an open mind, to refine an ability to remain humble, to eschew pride and arrogance and to be reverent towards other people and towards the natural world’.

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.

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

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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.

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

The Gough Map of Great Britain Medieval Miracle goes Digital

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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.

Poetry of Drawing – Capturing Society and holding it Captive

Poetry of Drawing – Capturing Society and holding it Captive

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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.

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At the Beginnings of Art – An Arcadian Ideal

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The Arcadian ideal of ancient Greece as a centre for youth, energy, toleration and intellectual freedom a place where beauty and nature came together is true

Up the Garden Path Exhibition – Shepherd, Cao and Bauer

Up the Garden Path Exhibition – Shepherd, Cao and Bauer

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June 3 – July 12 – Up the Garden Path Exhibition features award winning ceramics artist Julie Shepherd, glass and bronze artist Rhonda Cao and painter, Robyn Bauer

Adventures in Art with Amelia Batchelor – Sagittarians rock!

Adventures in Art with Amelia Batchelor – Sagittarians rock!

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Meeting New Zealand born painter, sculptor, drawing and chalk artist Amelia (Mealie) Batchelor, whose view of life is a continual journey of discovery, has been one of great joy. We met at Brisbane where we had both found ourselves after leaving the cities where we were born. Me Sydney, she Auckland.