Thursday, 31 August 2017

New Books for Spring!

The following titles will be on display from 31 August – 6 September. 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.

John McLaughlin Paintings : Total Abstraction

 This long-overdue retrospective book on a pioneer of West Coast abstraction considers John McLaughlin's body of work and his unique influence on the Los Angeles postwar art scene. For decades before his death in 1976, John McLaughlin steadily produced some of the most fascinating paintings coming out of Southern California. Minimal geometric abstractions characterized by clean lines, bold colors, and flat, intersecting forms, McLaughlin's paintings investigate symmetry and composition, and are largely informed by the Japanese notion of ma--the special emptiness between forms.
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 Outdoor Art : Extraordinary Sculpture Parks and Art in Nature 

From Edward James's surreal sculpture garden Las Pozas in Mexico to Anselm Kiefer's sprawling studio complex in the French countryside, artists and art collectors are creating outdoor spaces in order to display sculpture and art that is both transformative and powerful. This book is filled with breathtaking photographs of 25 of these spaces from throughout the world - many of which are not open to the public...
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Francis Bacon: Late Paintings  

Encompassing more than twenty-five paintings that Francis Bacon made in London and Paris during the last two decades of his life, this book serves as a companion to the 2015 exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York, and is the first in-depth exploration of the innovations of the artist's late work. In his late paintings, Francis Bacon refined themes that had long obsessed him. He quoted reflexively from his oeuvre, reworking subjects to strip them to the bare essentials. This stunning new book features over 150 colour illustrations of the artist's work and related materials, including reproductions of ephemera from Bacon's Hugh Lane studio.
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Mark Tobey : Threading Light  

The first comprehensive English-language monograph on Mark Tobey in forty years, this book traces the evolution of this artist s groundbreaking style and his significant yet under-recognized contributions to abstraction and midcentury American modernism. One of the foremost American artists to emerge from the 1940s, a decade that saw the rise of Abstract Expressionism, Tobey (1890 1976) is now recognized as a vanguard figure whose work anticipated the formal innovations of New York School artists such as Jackson Pollock. Tobey s small tempera paintings composed of intricate, pale webs of delicate lines generated much interest for their daring all-over compositions.
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Bill Henson 

Bill Henson (born 1955) is one of Australia's leading contemporary photographers. His powerful and edgy images approach the painterly and the cinematic, bringing formal and classical qualities to the gritty, casual dramas of the everyday. This publication presents a selection of images, compiled by the artist, that range from sublime landscapes and nudes to classical sculpture shown in museum settings, all heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal form. Henson's nudes portray his subjects as self-contained, focused on internal reveries; his landscapes are photographed at twilight, underscoring the transitional mood of the moment; and his museum images juxtapose graceful marble statues against the transfixed visitors observing them. Beautiful, enigmatic and unforgettable, Henson's images enliven our own sense of being.
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Sexuality in the Field of Vision / Jacqueline Rose

A brilliantly original exploration of the interface between feminism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and film theory.
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The Meaning of the Body : Aesthetics of Human Understanding  / Mark Johnson

In The Meaning of the Body, Mark Johnson continues his pioneering work on the exciting connections between cognitive science, language, and meaning first begun in the classic "Metaphors We Live By". Johnson uses recent research into infant psychology to show how the body generates meaning even before self-consciousness has fully developed. From there he turns to cognitive neuroscience to further explore the bodily origins of meaning, thought, and language and examines the many dimensions of meaning - including images, qualities, emotions, and metaphors - that are all rooted in the body's physical encounters with the world. Drawing on the psychology of art and pragmatist philosophy, Johnson argues that all of these aspects of meaning-making are fundamentally aesthetic. He concludes that the arts are the culmination of human attempts to find meaning and that studying the aesthetic dimensions of our experience is crucial to unlocking meaning's bodily sources.
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Learning to Look at Paintings / Mary Acton

Learning to Look at Paintings is an accessible guide to the study and appraisal of paintings, drawings and prints. Mary Acton shows how you can develop visual, analytical and historical skills in learning to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. This fully revised and updated new edition is illustrated with over 100 images by a wide range of Western European and American artists, ranging from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Botticelli to Picasso, Matisse and Rothko, and now includes modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Anselm Kiefer, Tacita Dean and Marlene Dumas.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Early Closing and No ProQuest lecture

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Due to staff illness the library will be closing early at 4.30pm.

Also today's lunchtime session for ProQuest Art Design and Architecture is cancelled.  We will be running some more sessions in another couple of weeks!

Apologies for the inconvenience, Elizabeth.

Monday, 28 August 2017

New DVDs: Troublemakers & ART21

The following DVDs are on display from 30 August - 6 September 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Troublemakers unearths the birth of land art in the late 1960s and early 1970s when a cadre of renegade artists sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert landscape of the American southwest.
Today these works, which include Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, Michael Heizer's Double Negative, and Walter De Maria's Lightning Field, continue to astound and amaze us for their breathtaking audacity.

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ART21: Humor


How do artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work? Can an artwork be funny and critical at the same time? Do contemporary artists always take themselves seriously? 
Art21 documentary Humor explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray, and Walton Ford. The artists in Humor reveal how humour and satire can stimulate laughter as well as serve as a vehicle to explore serious subjects, such as feminism, the natural environment, the excesses of consumer culture, social injustice, and war.

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ART21: Loss & Desire


How do contemporary artworks embody emotion? How do artists express longing, love, and human experience in their work? Art21 documentary Loss & Desire explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Collier Schorr, Gabriel Orozco, and Janine Antoni. Loss and Desire encourages contemplation through works of art concerning war and peace, loss of community, desire for connection, and the human longing for perfection.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

New Books in August

The following titles will be on display from 24 August - 31 August. 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.

Louise Lawler: Receptions

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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, at The Museum of Modern Art, this volume charts the creative practice of one of the most influential artists working in the fields of picture-making and institutional critique."

Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty

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"In her sumptuous photographic still lifes replete with flora, food, and artifacts, Paulette Tavormina creates intensely personal interpretations of timeless tableaux."

Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera
9781780672281: Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera (Elephant Book)
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"The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before."

Julian Schnabel: Draw a Family

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"Over the span of his 40-year career, Julian Schnabel has moved effortlessly across mediums, working in film, design and the fine art world. Draw a Family returns our focus to Schnabel's seminal career as a painter, reminding us that this is the field in which he has continuously thrived since the 1970s.

Vanessa Beecroft: Photographs, Films, Drawings

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"Vanessa Beecroft's performances have been described as art, fashion, brilliant, terrible, evocative, provocative, disturbing, sexist and empowering. The primary material in her work is the live female figure, which remains ephemeral and separate."

 Women in Dark Times
9781408845400: Women in Dark Times
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"Jacqueline Rose's heroines could not appear more different from each other: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe."

Fahrelnissa Zeid

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"Influential Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991) was, throughout her long career, best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Marrying influences from Islamic, Byzantine, and Eastern art with the bold color of the Fauvists, the geometrical dissonance of the Cubists, and the precise lines of Mondrian, Zeid developed an abstract vocabulary that was a synthesis of East and West and uniquely her own."

The Secret Lives of Colour

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"'A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every colour has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking. Very hard painting the hallway magnolia after this inspiring primer.'"

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Art Prizes for August

John Copes Watercolour Prize, The Portia Geach, The Gosford Art Prize, Georges River Art Prize


Tim & Patricia Copes have been sponsoring the John Copes Prize since 1997 in honour of Tim’s father John Copes, who was a watercolourist.
The John Copes Watercolour Prize was established in 2009 as a biennial after previously being a portrait prize. This prestigious event is one of the highlights of the Bowral and District Art Society calendar, and attracts a very high standard of artwork from around Australia.
The exhibition opening and prize announcement will take place at 6:30pm on Friday 22 September.
The exhibition will continue from 22 September to 2 October, 2017 from 10am - 4pm daily.
Phone. (02) 4861 4093

The  Portia Geach

The  Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.
The Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’
Application entries are accepted online only.
Entries to the 2017 Portia Geach Memorial Award are now open and close at 5pm on 8th September 2017.
Finalists are eligible for the $1,000 People’s Choice Award given in memory of Harry & Winifred Macorison by Dr Heather Macorison & Hilary Macorison.
All applications are judged via online visual submissions.

The Gosford Art Prize

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention.
The recent addition of the Gosford Ceramics Prize supports and recognises the growing resurgence in contemporary ceramics throughout Australia.
Entries close 11 September 2017.


The 2017 Georges River Art Prize is now open! Enter now via our online form. Please refer to the Georges River Art Prize Terms and Conditions whilst completing your entry.
We are excited to announce that a new Georges River Art Prize is launching in 2017. The art prize has been developed on the success and foundations of the Kogarah Art Prize and St George Art Awards. This biennial prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre.
Entries open      3 July 2017
Entries close       15 September 2017
Exhibition dates                4 November – 13 December 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New Books in August

The following titles will be on display from 17 August - 24 August. 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.

Anselm Kiefer: Salt of the Earth
9788857211152: Anselm Kiefer: Salt of the Earth
"Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture, and installation that has made him among the most important artists of his generation."

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné
"Formed by Harvey S. Shipley Miller and donated to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2005, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection was conceived to be the widest possible cross-section of contemporary drawing made primarily within the past 20 years, surveying gestural and geometric abstraction, representation and figuration, systems-based and conceptual work, as well as appropriation and collage."

The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris
The Idea of North
"Sparse landscapes of Lake Superior's northern shores, bold visions of the Rocky Mountains and haunting landscapes from the Eastern Arctic are hallmark themes of Lawren Harris's paintings. He was a founding member of the renowned "Group of Seven" artists' group, who believed that the Canadian landscape was central to the foundation of a national identity."

Kata Legrady: Smart Pistols
"The sculptures, photographs, and drawings of Kata Legrady (b. Barcs, Hungary, 1974; lives and works in various cities around the world) confront the viewer with symbols of violence that are at once luxury articles and the objects of infantile desires."

Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital
"In 2009 Ida Applebroog’s (born 1929) assistants found a box marked “Mercy Hospital.” Inside was a series of drawings the artist made nearly 50 years ago, during a period of institutionalization after suffering a debilitating breakdown in San Diego in 1969."

Queer British Art 1861-1967
"Queer British Art is a timely survey of the seismic shifts in gender and sexuality that took place in Britain between the 1860s and the 1960s. In 1861, the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain; in 1967, homosexuality was finally decriminalized."

Portrayal and the Search for Identity
9781780230412: Portrayal and the Search for Identity
"  In Portrayal and the Search for Identity, Marcia Pointon investigates how we view and understand portraiture as a genre and how portraits function as artworks within social and political networks. Likeness is never a straightforward matter, as we rarely have the subject of a portrait as a point of comparison."

Art After Metaphysics
" Through discussions of the works of artists such as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Anselm Kiefer, Christian Boltanski and many others, John David Ebert attempts to fathom the nature of what it means to be an artist in a post-metaphysical age in which all certainties of meaning have collapsed."

Aesthetics and it's Discontents
9780745646312: Aesthetics and Its Discontents
"Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed."

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

New DVDs: Art 21

The following DVDs are on display from 16 - 23 August 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.

Art 21 presents artists in their private homes and studios, going behind-the-scenes to reveal how artworks and exhibitions are created. Reflecting that intimacy is the series’ signature visual style, which dynamically captures static, immersive, and time-based artworks alike.

Art 21: Boundaries

“Boundaries” features David Altmejd, Tabaimo, Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Lynda Benglis. The artists in this episode synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.

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Art 21: Memory

How does memory function? What is history? How do contemporary artists frame the past in their work? “Memory” explores these questions through the work of the artists Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Josiah McElheny, and concludes with an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler. The episode is introduced by Isabella Rossellini.

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Art 21: Romance

What role does intuition, emotion, fantasy and escapism play in contemporary art? “Romance” explores these questions in the work of the artists Pierre Huyghe, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman and Laurie Simmons.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

New books in August

The following titles will be on display from 10 August.- 17 August. 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.

Lisa Kuskavage
9780847846481: Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood: Paintings 1991-2015
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"Accompanying a major exhibition, this stunning survey and important monograph highlights more than two decades’ worth of Lisa Yuskavage’s brilliant and controversial paintings"

Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950's

Concrete Cuba: Cuban Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s
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"Concrete Cuba, produced on the occasion of the 2015–16 exhibition at David Zwirner, marks one of the first major presentations outside Cuba to focus on concretism in Cuba, and includes important works from the late 1940s through the early 1960s by the 12 artists who were associated with the group: Pedro Álvarez, Wifredo Arcay, Mario Carreño, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié, Luis Martínez Pedro, Alberto Menocal, José M. Mijares, Pedro de Oraá, José Ángel Rosabal, Loló Soldevilla and Rafael Soriano."

Australiana to Zeitgeist
Australiana to Zeitgeist : An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art - Melissa Loughnan
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The A–Z of Contemporary Australian Art. From Australiana to Zeitgeist with Kitsch, Land Art and Xerox in between, this book brings together the work of 78 dynamic Australian artists you need to know, now.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
9781419722271: Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
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"Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science."

Rebecca Warren: Every Aspect of Bitch Magic

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"Rebecca Warrens first monograph is chronological review of her career to date. Showing both key works and installation shots, (including the Turner Prize, Serpentine Gallery, the 54th Venice Biennale and numerous interntional solo exhibitions) her work is further contextualised with an essay by Bice Curiger, editor of Parkett."

Susan Weil: Moving Pictures
9788857206462: Susan Weil
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"The first monograph on the American artist Susan Weil, a respected figure in modern art history. A longtime fixture in the New York art scene, Susan Weil has always maintained an adventurous attitude toward material and form even as she continued to paint self-assuredly in both abstract and representational modes."

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

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"Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning."

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death

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"Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia."

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

August Art Prizes

The Paddington Art Prize, Northbridge Art Prize 2017, The Hornsby Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition

The Paddington Art Prize

The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Such is the popularity of the prize that in 2016, a new record was set in the number of entries submitted in one year. Also in 2016, Marlene inaugurated a $5,000 non-acquisitive prize for a young artist and also welcomed Chris Antico, her son as Co-principal Sponsor of the prize. The Paddington Art Prize appreciates the ongoing generosity of the following key sponsors and supporters: Marlene Antico OAM, Chris Antico, UNSW Art & Design, The Sydney Art Store, Sofala Cottage, Charvin Oils, Lucio’s Italian Restaurant, Tracey Deep Floral Sculptures, Valiant Hire and Woollahra Municipal Council.

This year, artist’s submissions for the Paddington Art Prize will be available in early April. The Exhibition of National Finalists will open on Thursday, 12th October, 6-8pm and will be current until Sunday 22nd October.

Northbridge Art Prize 2017

The Northbridge Art Prize is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of emerging and established artists (both local and interstate). The exhibition is now in its 11th year with over 100 entries displayed each year. There will be exciting art workshops and lectures during the exhibition.  All works for sale.

$4000 Grand Prize
Entries close 11 September 2017
To be judged by Bernadette Trela - Artist/Tutor
Exhibition 15 – 27 September 2017

The Hornsby Art Prize

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. 

In 2017, there are four different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D works. The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Hornsby Shire Outstanding Local Artist Awards.
Entries close midnight, Sunday 10 September, 2017.
The Hornsby Art Prize Finalists Exhibition will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby from Wednesday 15 November through to Sunday 26 November.

Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award.  It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. 

The inaugural winner in 1947 was a young Margaret Olley. Since the prize has been won by scores of artists including Guy Warren, Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Lloyd Rees, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnson, Guan Wei and Michael Zavros among many others. Past adjudicators also include notable Australian art figures such as Margaret Preston, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Jenny Sages and Edmund Capon.

Mosman Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that in 2017 the Mosman Art Prize will celebrate its 70th year! It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $40,000 in prizes.
Now in its 70th year the Mosman Art Prize is more relevant than ever before and continues to sit at the centre of contemporary painting practice and is a not to be missed event on the nation's cultural agenda.

XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition

The XI FIP World Polo Championship Art Exhibition will be held from the 21st to the 29th of October, 2017, in conjunction with the internationally renowned event of the XI FIP World Polo Championship 2017.
Prizes to the value of  $14,000

We warmly invite Australian artists to submit entries into this forthcoming exhibition, which will encompass a diverse range of artistic approaches, materials and practices, including both outdoor and indoor sculpture, and a variety of two-dimensional works. This exhibition will provide selected local and national Australian artists with an opportunity for significant exposure, engaging local, national and global audiences, as well as an estimated 151 million homes, worldwide, viewing the broadcast of the event.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Library Lunchtime Seminars - Research Tools

Achieve better results with essay writing and research. Learn to use research tools such as Jstor and Proquest Art, Design and Architecture databases to find current full text journal articles online. The library offers lunchtime sessions to help you learn about these amazing resources.
Please sign up at the library desk.

Tuesday 15th August 12.45-1.15 RED Theatre

Proquest Art, Design and Architecture Database
Thursday 17th August 12.30-1.00 RED Theatre
Tuesday 29th August 12.45-1.15 RED Theatre

New Books in August

The following titles will be on display from 3 August - 10 August. 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.

Franz West: Where is My Eight?
9783863352813: Franz West: Where Is My Eight?
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"The focus of this publication is Franz West’s (1947–2012) Kombi-Werke installations, in which greatly differing individual pieces are brought together and then recomposed into new works. Gathering elements such as fittings, furniture, sculpture, videos and works on paper from all periods--and even works made by artist friends--into grand ensembles, the Kombi-Werke are without doubt key elements in West’s legacy."

Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon
Tracey Moffatt : My Horizon - Natalie King
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"Tracey Moffatt is arguably Australia's most successful artist. She has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is the recipient of the International Center of Photography's 2007 Infinity Award for Art. My Horizon is the first book on this esteemed artist in ten years. With all new work, including large-scale photography and film, this publication situates Moffatt's work in the international arena as an artist who consistently takes the tempo of our times.Moffatt has created highly stylized narratives and montage to explore a range of themes, including the complexities of interpersonal relationships, the curiousness of popular culture, and her own deeply felt childhood memories and fantasies."

Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour
9781781300466: Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour
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"This new publication explores the whole career of Winifred Nicholson with a special emphasis on her theories of colour. Using specific paintings to examine her ideas and writings about colour the book includes her late ‘prismatic’ pictures which have never been properly explained."

The Story Tellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art
9788857214801: The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art
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"A catalogue inspired by the tradition of Latin American literature and authors such as Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel García Márquez. This book explores the unique storytelling tradition that characterizes Latin American literature and has influenced many contemporary artists around the world."

9789171263773: Erik Johansson: Imagine
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"Photoshop has changed the photographic arena and created new opportunities for artistic expression. Erik Johansson has made international success with his surreal dream worlds. His pictures are pushing the boundaries of reality. Green fields spread out and suddenly enters into a mighty waterfall, where a mill wheel spins. A summer phages rural idyll breaks away from the scenery and sets out on a journey above the clouds. These images may each consist of about a hundred photographs assembled with precision in the computer - the result is fair and realistic at the same time."

Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner
9781841503257: Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner
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"Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner redefines drawing more holistically as an enactive phenomenon, one reliant on motor responses, and makes connections between a variety of disciplines in order to find out what happens when we draw."

The Body in the Mind
9780226403182: The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason
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""There are books—few and far between—which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out. This is one of them. It ranges over some central issues in Western philosophy and begins the long overdue job of giving us a radically new account of meaning, rationality, and objectivity."—Yaakov Garb, San Francisco Chronicle"

The politics of Aesthetics
9781780935355: The Politics of Aesthetics (Bloomsbury Revelations)
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"The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible."

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New DVDs 2 August

The following DVDs are on display from 2 - 9 July 2017.

If you would like to borrow any of these DVDs, please see library staff. Otherwise, click on the call number links to check their availability in the library catalogue.

Eric Smith: Not Finished Yet

A documentary film about three times Archibald prize winner Eric Smith and his quest to mount one final exhibition, an endeavour which has been twenty years in the making.

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Art 21: Art in the 21st Century is an award-winning series of programmes in which 100 contemporary artists explain their creations, their creative processes, and their perceptions of art.

Art 21: Place

How does contemporary art address the idea of place? How do artists working today reveal and question commonly held assumptions about land, home, and national identity? The "Art in the Twenty-First Century" documentary Place explores these questions through the work of Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and Pepon Osorio.

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Art 21: Paradox

Paradox investigates the boundaries between abstraction and representation, fact and fiction, order and chaos. Creating juxtapositions that are at times disorienting, playful, and unexpected, these artists engage with the uncertain and plumb accepted assumptions of meaning in art. This film features the artists Allora & Calzadilla, Mark Bradford, Robert Ryman and Catherine Sullivan.

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Art 21: Stories

How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions? How does the art of today record and describe the world around us? Art 21 documentary Stories explores these questions through the work of Charles Atlas, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Trenton Doyle Hancock. The artists in Stories tell stories in their work, reveal narrative traditions, and record and describe the world around us.

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