Merry Xmas, Happy Times Ahead – Festive Summertime Australia

Santa Claus with a huge bag on the run

Christmas In QueenslandHo, Ho, Ho, Merry Xmas and welcome to The Culture Concept Circle. Our focus is on promoting the expansion of knowledge about the contribution of art, design, music, fashion and style to our always developing culture.

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The happy cast of the new Aussie movie Swinging Safari starring Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce, which is set in the 'seventies'. It is coming soon to a cinema near you... looks a hoot! Enter our Giveaway to win 1 x 10 double passes...

The happy cast of the new Aussie movie Swinging Safari starring Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce, which is set in the ‘seventies’. It is coming soon to a cinema near you… looks a hoot! Enter our Giveaway to win 1 x 10 double passes…

WIN one of ten double passes in our Giveaway to a new Aussie ‘classic’ movie about to open, Swinging Safari, which is set in the 70’s – starting January 18 - Enter Now

It is summer time in Australia during the festive season and there is a great deal to do and see in all our capital cities, especially if you are visiting from interstate or from overseas. Be sure to slap on your 30+ sunscreen, a hat for protection before you get out and about. If you are swimming at our beaches, be sure to swim between the flags for your safety.

Installation view of Ron Mueck, Mass (2016-17). Photo: Belinda McDowall

Installation view of Ron Mueck, Mass (2016-17). NGV Triennial Photo: Belinda McDowall

If you are visiting Australia, all the major art galleries in our state capital cities currently have a variety of splendid exhibitions; Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria, QAGOMA, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia,  Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

The Australian National Gallery is in Canberra, our national capital, as is our National Portrait Gallery.

star-wars-the-last-jedi-redThere are a plethora of Arts and Entertainment News and Reviews for you to read, including our spoiler free review for Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Dazzling Visuals & Engaging Story and yet another Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Spoiler Review for Committed Fans

Our indigenous Fauna is unique, Koala's are cute and cool

Our indigenous Fauna is unique, Koala’s are cute and cool

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The final elements of "Eternity Buddah in Nirvana" by Chinese artist Xu Zhen being installed at the NGV. Picture: Eugene Hyland

The final elements of “Eternity Buddah in Nirvana” by Chinese artist Xu Zhen being installed at the NGV. Picture: Eugene Hyland

Current Stories
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Spoiler Review for Committed Fans
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Dazzling Visuals & Engaging Story
Big, Bold & Beautiful – The Inaugural NGV Triennial by Belinda McDowall
Taking Steps: Light Hearted Entertainment for Festive Season by Rose Niland
Streams and Mountains Without End – David Rankin Reflection
Outlander Season 3 Episodes 12 & 13 – Stormy Seas Abating
National Gallery of Victoria – NGV Kids Summer Festival
Colours of Impressionism – Musée d’Orsay Masterpieces in SA
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at Guggenheim
Leonardo to Matisse – The Met Goes Mad for Master Drawings
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer – The Met New York
Royal Collection Trust: The Stuarts – Art, Power & Splendour at London
Cartier The Exhibition 2018 – National Gallery of Australia
Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese at Getty
Australia: Wiradjuri Country – The Drip & Hands on Rock
Pantone Colour 2018 – Ultra Violet, Vibrant and Provocative

Historical Stories
The Birth of Jesus Christ – The Christmas Celebration
Sculpture – Art at the Pinnacle of What is Possible,
Tiara to the Aigrette – Hair Ornament, Halo or ‘Cock’s Comb’,
Art Deco – A Revolution of Design & Style for the Modern Age,
Tartan, Plaid, Kilts, Clans and Customs – Scotland the Brave,
Extravagant Inventions – The Roentgen Family Cabinetmakers,
Impressionism & Modernism – Fashionable Life, Paris 1860-80,
Society and Culture – Codes of Behaviour and Manners Matter,
Giuseppe Castiglione – Painter @ Court of 3 Chinese Emperors,
Adam in Georgian London – Investing in the Future of Style,
Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

Carolyn McDowall, Core Writer and Publisher, 2017

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