Society and Culture

Cecil Beaton Artist – Rare Talent Proving Real Style Endures

Cecil Beaton Artist – Rare Talent Proving Real Style Endures

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Photographer Cecil Beaton was 100% fashionable, blessed with a rare talent for observation and reflection, which was always thought provoking and entertaining

The Block Triple Threat – Darling Site Ends, TV Show Begins

The Block Triple Threat – Darling Site Ends, TV Show Begins

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The Block, built to be modern when cream brick and stained timber was the rage, has been transformed with asymmetrical style, grey plaster and manor black

Advance Australia Fair – Australians All, Let Us Rejoice

Advance Australia Fair – Australians All, Let Us Rejoice

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Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free… and, ‘with courage let us all combine to Advance Australia Fair and celebrate rewarding stories of great achievement. Australian singer Jessica Mauboy led the national anthem in Canberra last night, following the announcement for Australian of the Year 2015…

Mossgreen Appraisal Day – Martyn Cook Antiques, Sydney

Mossgreen Appraisal Day – Martyn Cook Antiques, Sydney

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Mossgreen will be holding an Antiques and Art Appraisal Day at Martyn Cook Antiques gallery at Sydney on August 11 and 12 – appraisals by appointment only

Eti in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin

Claude Lorrain – At the Beginning of a Modern Romantic Idyll

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French artist Claude Lorrain presented nature and antiquity as more beautiful than it was and the countryside around Rome inspired his poetic rendering of light

Charles James Ballgowns – Evolution of The Ball in Society

Charles James Ballgowns – Evolution of The Ball in Society

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Charles James designed dresses for ‘The Ball, a grand glittering social occasion enjoyed for centuries in cities of Europe, England & America, and now the world

An Australian Xmas – Celebrating Past Glories & Future Joys

An Australian Xmas – Celebrating Past Glories & Future Joys

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Carolyn McDowall muses on an Australian Xmas for the Culture Concept Circle, celebrating past glories and joys to come, as we move forward imagining the future

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

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When antiques and art collector Adelaide based David Roche AM died in 2013 he left his fine and decorative arts collection in trust to benefit all Australians