Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Autumn Break Opening Hours

The Library will be open during the two week Autumn Easter break.  

You may have items due back to the Library during this time. Please check the due dates stamped on the inside cover of the books, or check your account online. You can renew online or by telephone - 9339 8620.

Opening hours are:

Friday 3 April
Monday 6  April
CLOSED for Easter
Tues 7 & Fri 10 April
Closed for lunch 12 – 1.00 pm
10.00 - 12.00
1.00 – 4.00
Wed 8 – Thurs 9 April
10.00-4.00
Mon 13 – Friday 17 April
10.00-4.00




Thursday, 26 March 2015

New Books in the Library

There are new books in the library and the theme is Australian art and artists. The titles include Brett Whiteley: Drawings, Rick Amor, Encounters With Australian Modern Art and Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum.
The books will be on display from Thursday 26th Mar - Thursday 2nd April. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyperlink on the Dewey Number (e.g. 709.2/BURR) to check the book's status and place a hold yourself. If you wish to read more about the book click on the hyperlink "image and text taken from here" to go to the website.

Brett Whiteley: Drawings



741.092/WHIT

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"The purpose of drawing is to make freshness permanent. Out of billions of seconds of futility, occasionally, sparks of the life force are immutably held forever." Brett Whiteley wrote these lines in his 1985 notebook about the activity at the very heart of his life as an artist, drawing."

Encounters with Australian Modern Art



709.94/HEAT

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"Encounters with Australian Modern Art represents a vital milestone in the presentation of Australian art to a world-wide readership. It is published in French and English, and lavishly illustrated with more than 200 iconic images, many drawn from the collection of the TarraWarra museum of Art. Maudie Palmer, Director of the Museum and Editor of the book, devised its concept and selected the authors."

Hijacked Volume 2



779/HIJA

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"Building on the considerable success of the inaugural publication "Hijacked 1 – Australia and America" this volume is again an expansive photographic anthology, that compels us to consider two socially divergent and disparate photographic nations. Germany and Australia are juxtaposed to stimulate conversation."

Australian Artists in the Contemporary Museum



709.94/BARR

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"This unique book proposes a re-reading of the relationship between artists and the contemporary museum. In Australia in particular, the museum has played a significant role in the colonial project and this has generally been considered as the predominant mode of artists' engagement with such institutions and collections."

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Lucy Culliton

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759.994/CULL

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"Culliton graduated from the National Art School with a Diploma in Painting in 1996. Since, her creative output has been extraordinary. With an inexorable passion for her work, she is renowned for her intense scrutiny of a single subject rendered with a great sense of intimacy."

Rick Amor

Rick Amor

709.2/AMOR

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"In four decades Rick Amor has experienced all the highs and lows of the artist's life. Now sought after and collected throughout the nation, he has also known the hardships of a struggling young painter trying to have his voice heard."

Peter Sharp: Will To Form



709.2/SHAR

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"Peter Sharp: A will to form is the catalogue accompanying the major Peter Sharp survey which took place at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery earlier this year."

Sean Scully: Night and Day



759.13/SCUL

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"Sean Scully (born 1945) is known for rich, painterly abstractions in which stripes or blocks of layered color are a prevailing motif. The delineated geometry of his work provides structure for an expressive, physical rendering of color, light, and texture."

Monday, 23 March 2015

Library Lunchtime Seminars

THIS WEEK! LAST CHANCE! DON'T MISS OUT!
Library lunchtime seminars: Jstor Tuesday 24th March 12.30 - 1.30 Red Theatre and
State Library Databases Thursday 26th March Red Theatre. Come along, bring your lunch and bring a friend.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

New Books in the Library

There are new books in the library including: "John Beard" which documents his work from 1978-2011, "Palermo: Works on Paper 1976-77" a catalogue from an exhibition of his work held in New York in 2013 and "Figuring Out Figurative Art..." , in which philosophers talk about art.
The books will be on display from Thursday 19th Mar - Thursday 26th March. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyperlink on the Dewey Number (e.g. 709.2/BURR) to check the book's status and place a hold yourself. If you wish to read more about the book click on the hyperlink "image and text taken from here" to go to the website.

Contemporary Drawing: From the 1960's to Now



741.94/STOU

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" This new study looks at three subjects: abstraction and drawing, how drawing came into its own when notions of art and the employment of media were radically challenged; drawing as narrative, borrowing and developing ideas on illustration, cartoon art, and the use of drawing with the moving image; and drawing as engagement, offering a visual description of our environment. Including work by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, and Richard Serra, the book demonstrates that drawing is a popular, diverse, and ever-evolving medium.


McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014



730.994/MCCL 2014

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"From a total of 153 national and international applications 35 finalists have been selected for the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2014, one of the richest and most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Australia."


The Unphotographable



770.7479/UNPH

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"Since the invention of photography almost 175 years ago, the medium has proven itself understandably adept at capturing what is there to be photographed: the solid, the concrete, that which can be seen. Another tradition exists, however; a parallel tradition in which photographers and artists have attempted to depict via photographic means that which is not so easily photographed: dreams, ghosts, god, thought, time."

Bruno Leti: Portrait of a Printmaker




769.92/LETI

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"Bruno Leti is well known as a painter and creator of magnificent limited edition artists books, but is perhaps best known for his printmaking which encompasses a full range of techniques including etchings, collagraphs, woodcuts and lithographs and, most especially, his magnificent monotypes."

John Beard

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709.2/BEAR

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"As the first major documentation of John Beard's work, this definitive monograph provides a visual chronology of Beard's work from 1978-2011."

Palermo: Works on Paper 1976-1977



759.3/PALE

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"This publication focuses in depth on the artist's works on paper from 1976-1977, executed just prior to his untimely death in February 1977. Palermo's late work is characterized by its explorations of the tensions and contrasts between material and color, surface and depth, and signification and abstraction."

Painting Ghosts: Australian Women Artists in Wartime

9781877004223: Painting Ghosts: Australian Women Artists in Wartime

758.9355/SPEC

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"Examines the art and life stories of numerous women in the Second World War including Grace Cossington Smith, Dora Meeson, Margaret Preston, Jacqui Hicks, Dorrit Black and Amie Kingston."

Figuring Out Figurative Art: Contemporary Philosophers on Contemporary Paintings



750.1/FIGU

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"This collection of essays contains both the philosophy and the art. It brings together an international team of leading philosophers to address diverse philosophical issues raised by recent works of art. Each essay engages with a specific artwork and explores the connection between the image and the philosophical content."