Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Winter Break opening hours

Winter Break Opening Hours

NAS Library

Monday 25 June: CLOSED
Tues 26 – Friday 29 June: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Mon 2 July – Friday 6 July: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Mon 9 July – Friday 13 July: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

This is a guide only! We may need to close at other times.
Call 9339 8620 to check before you come in.


Monday 25 – Friday 29 June: 9.3am - 4.30 pm

Mon 2 July – Friday 6 July: CLOSED (in use by Winter School)

Mon 9 July – Tuesday 10 July: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Wed 11- Friday 13: CLOSED (in use by HSC Intensive)

Avoid Library Fines these holidays

Your Library items may be due back during the holiday break.

Overdue items attract fines of 50c per item per day.

Avoid fines by returning your books etc before the end of semester or renew them online.

Don’t know how to renew online? Ask library staff to show you how!

Monday, 18 June 2012

New Books

The books listed below will be on display in the library until the 2nd July 2012. If you would like to request to borrow any of these items after that date please check with the library staff.

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks

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"In the mid-1980s the sprouting of new movements that had driven modern art since the nineteenth century finally went dormant, sputtering out with a last few half-hearted lels ('pattern painting', 'neo-geo', 'commodity art'). But this was not the end of art history -- far from it. In the years since, art's creative development has remained more vibrant than ever, resulting in a staggering diversity of new forms."


Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography

Painters and Cameras: Exploring New Ways of Looking around 1900

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"In the 1880s photography was revolutionized because of new, hand-held cameras. Famous French painters as Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis and Édouard Vuillard and in the Netherlands George Hendrik Breitner and Willem Witsen photographed profusely for many years. In this study the French and Dutch painter-photographers are compared for the first time and their work is placed in a wider context."


Homage to the Ancestors: Ritual Art from the Chu Kingdom

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New south Wales.

Power of Making

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the V&A London in 2011

Friday, 15 June 2012

NAS Ball Theme for 2012!

Looking for inspiration for your costume? Check out some of these classic 1960s Sci Fi books, tv shows and movies:

Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson (1967)
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis (1963)
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle (1963)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (1962)
His Master's Voice by Stanisław Lem (1968)

A longer list of 1960s science fiction novels can be found here.

TV Shows

A for Andromeda / The Andromeda Breakthrough (1961 - 1962))
Dr Who (1963 - )
Lost in Space (1965 - 1968)
Thunderbirds (1964-1966)
Star Trek (1966 - 1969)
Lost in Space (1965 - 1968)
Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964)
The Avengers (1961-1969)
The Prisoner (1967-1968)
My Favourite Martian (1963-1966)


Alphaville (1965)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Day of the Triffids (1962)
Village of the Damned (1960)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (1968)
The Time Machine (1960)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

A list of more Science Fiction films can be found here.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Art Prize

2012 Mosman Art Prize entry form now available

With two months to go before the receipt of artworks at the Gallery on Monday July 9, the Mosman Art Prize entry form and conditions are now available to complete on our website.
The judge for this year is Anne Flanagan – the Assistant Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the main prize is $30,000 with additional prizes totalling $11,000.
This is one of the few prizes where there is no prescribed subject – so the final exhibition is always an interesting and diverse event.

Enter the 2012 Mosman Art Prize:

Art Prize

2012 Jada Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

The flagship of the Grafton Regional Gallery
JADA, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, is the biennial event of Grafton Regional Gallery. The award promotes excellence and innovation in contemporary Australian Drawing.
Entries open for 2012 JADA on Tuesday 1 May 2012.

The 2012 JADA entry form is available now for download 2012 JADA ENTRY FORM. All artists who join the Gallery e-list and previous JADA artists will receive an entry form via email on Tuesday 1 May 2012.
Please take a moment to read the Conditions of Entry. Click here to view. For assistance with taking a high resolution TIFF file of your entry, please refer to the Digital Image Preparation Help Sheet for further information.
Entries close for 2012 JADA at 4.00pm Friday 3 August 2012..
Your entry will be processed and submitted to the 2012 JADA Selection Panel. The selection panel will view all images of works and select approximately 40 to 50 works for the 2012 JADA exhibition. Notification of selection and non-selection will be by Friday 17 August 2012.
If your work is chosen for the 2012 JADA exhibition it will need to be delivered to the Galley by Friday 12 October 2012 (unless otherwise requested). The 2012 JADA will open Friday 26 October and close on Sunday 2 December. The exhibition will then tour to nine regional galleries on the East coast of Australia in 2013 and 2014.

For more informatio: http://www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au/cmst/gg001/lp.asp?cat=111

Thursday, 7 June 2012

New Book

This new book about Richard Diebenkorn is on display in the library if you would like to place a hold on the item see the library staff.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean park Series


"This stunning exhibition catalogue celebrates in-depth for the first time Richard Diebenkorn's seminal Ocean Park works, serving as a major reference and a source of new scholarship on the series. As he traversed the worlds of abstract expressionism and figurative painting, Diebenkorn became one of America's most beloved postwar artists. "

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Monday, 4 June 2012

New Books on Display for June

The books listed below will be on display in the library until the 18th June 2012. If you would like to request to borrow any of these items after that date please check with the library staff.

Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall: Works, 1988 - 2003

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"Through her use of color and assemblage, Jessica Stockholder challenges familiar generic boundaries between painting and sculpture, while de-familiarizing the experience of the exhibition space--not to mention giving the impression of a K-Mart store that's been bulldozed by a group of feminist abstract expressionists."


Maryanne Coutts: Telling Tales

An exhibition catalogue of her survey show by the same title, held at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery in 2008.


Claudia Terstappen: Spirits at the Jucurucu

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Drawing on Drysdale

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"In 2012 The Albury Art Gallery will celebrate the centenary of Russell Drysdale's birth though Drawing on Drysdale. Born in 1912, Russell Drysdale through his impaired vision encouraged a new way of seeing the Australian landscape and the Australia people."


50 Women Artists You Should Know

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"Surveys the lives and accomplishments of fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era, including Giulia Lama, Berthe Morisot, and Frida Kahlo."

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