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New books for 22-29 May 2019

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The following titles will be on display from 22-29 May 2019. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.

Vitamin T : threads & textiles in contemporary art
746/VITA

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A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles

Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, Vitamin T is the latest in the celebrated Vitamin series in which leading curators, critics, and art professionals nominate living artists for inclusion.


As boundaries between art and craft have blurred, artists have increasingly embraced these materials and methods, with the resulting works being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums worldwide. Vitamin T is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its ki…

New books for 15-22 May 2019

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The following titles will be on display from 15-22 May 2019. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.

Ecstasy in art, music and dance
709.22/ECST

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Accompanying an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Zentrum Paul Klee, this book illuminates the various spiritual, political, psychological, social, sexual, and aesthetic implications of euphoric and intoxicated states between asceticism and excess. Artworks from antiquity to the present time show the various facets of mind-altering states while taking different cultural regions into consideration. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a different aspect of the ecstatic state and the shifting social significance of ecstasy over the centuries, exploring how different cultures address and express ecstasy. Encompassing everything from classical sculpture and religious painting to…

New books for 8-15 May 2016

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The following titles will be on display from 8-10 May 2019. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.

An art of limina : Gary Hill's works and writings
778.59092/HILL

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Gary Hill is one of the most influential contemporary artists to investigate the myriad relationships between words and electronic images. His inquiries into linguistics and consciousness offer resonant philosophical and poetic insights, as he explores the formal conjunctions of electronic visual and audio elements with the body and the self. With experimental rigor, conceptual precision and imaginative leaps of discovery, Hill's work in video is about, and is, a new form of writing. In this substantial volume, George Quasha and Charles Stein analyze the artist's entire career, paying particular attention to the single-channel video works. Covering Hil…

New books 1-8 May 2019

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The following titles will be on display from 1-8 May 2019. If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display see library staff. Otherwise click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability.


The hermetic Deleuze : philosophy and spiritual ordeal
194/DELE

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In his writing, Gilles Deleuze drew on a vast array of source material, from philosophy and psychoanalysis to science and art. Yet scholars have largely neglected one of the intellectual currents underlying his work: Western esotericism, specifically the lineage of hermetic thought that extends from Late Antiquity into the Renaissance through the work of figures such as Iamblichus, Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola, and Giordano Bruno. In this book, Joshua Ramey examines the extent to which Deleuze's ethics, metaphysics, and politics were informed by, and can only be fully understood through, this hermetic tradition.
Identifying key hermetic moments in Deleu…

Art prizes & opportunities - May 2019

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The Portia Geach Memorial Award -- Samstag Scholarships -- The Incinerator Art Award -- fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award 2019 -- Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship -- Banyule Award for Works on Paper -- Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award 2019 -- Innovate Grant for Artists and Photographers --Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2020 -- 2019 FAC Print Award -- AGNSW Studios in Paris Scholarships -- Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize -- The Australia Council for the Arts Career Development Grants -- The Lethbridge 20000 Art Award 2019 -- Ballarat International Foto Biennale: Martin Kantor Portrait Prize -- NAVA Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists -- 2019 Colville Llyod Rees Art Prize -- Camberwell Art Show -- Crown Sydney Artist Initiative -- The Hopper Prize – Grants for Artists  -- Sculpture on the Farm, Dungog

The Portia Geach Memorial Award
Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. Valued at $30,000 The Award was established…