Category Archives: Exhibitions

To photograph or not to photograph. Archibald Prize 2011

Mother (a portrait of Cate), Del Kathryn Barton

Mother (a portrait of Cate), Del Kathryn Barton

This morning I visited the Tweed River Art Gallery to see the 2011 Archibald Prize which was fabulous. It is one thing to see the artworks on-line, quite another to stand in front of these works and see every nuance and brushstroke.

What did bother me though was the sign in the gallery asking people to respect the artists copyright and not take photos. My question is, since these works are already available for everyone, who has access to the internet to, see, download, print off, mash-up, etc then what is the problem with taking photos?

I would be more than interested in an explanation.


Explosion of colour

Gold Coast Arts Centre

Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition

Quilts are visual stories of memories and identity transpired through textiles. Each stitch and choice of  fabric provides insights into the lives of the people who created the works. On show at the  Gold Coast Arts Center is the annual exhibition by the Gold Coast Quilters Guild   A combination of traditional and contemporary works of art, both original and interpretative, are on show until the 24 July in Gallery 2.Vote for your favourite work while you are there.

5000 Matchbox Artworks



Matchbox Show Collection

Artist: Sarah Sullivan

Michael Ciavarella, ceramic artist and teacher, begun in 2010 to collect ceramics that could fit into a matchbox. The aim is to collect 5000 works of art to create a substantial international traveling exhibition to be shown at the International Ceramics Conference in Finland in 2014. So far he has collected 250 works of art.

For more information and an invitation to visual and ceramic artists from around the world  to submit an artwork to the matchbox show collection see…



Australian street art and the NGA


Drawn entirely from the National Gallery of Australia’s own collection, the exhibition SpaceInvaders: australian street stencils, posters, paste ups, zines, stickers is the first of its kind in a major Australian Gallery.

The NGA is the only gallery in Australia to collect and document this urban art form.

The exhibition runs in Canberra from 30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011, then travels to UQ Art Museum, Brisbane 1 April – 5 June 2011, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 1 September – 5 November 2011 then Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 18 November 2011 – 18 March 2012.