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NAS Research Essentials workshops - now online!

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The NAS Research Essentials Workshops recordings are now online. You'll find them on the Library page on the Online Student Learning Portal (login required):  The Week 4 recording will be available soon, and be sure to join us for the final workshop in the series on the 22nd of April, which will be All About Referencing.  If you have any questions please contact us at library@nas.edu.au .

Library holiday hours - April 2021

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Library opening hours      Good Friday: CLOSED || 2 April      Easter Monday: CLOSED || 5 April  >>CLOSED weekends & Public Holidays<<      Tuesday -Friday: 10 AM -4 PM || 6 -9 April       Monday -Friday: 10 AM -4 PM || 12 -16 April Regular Semester hours resume 19 April:    Monday -Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM || Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM      CLOSED Weekends

New Books for 31 March 2021

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The following books will be on display from 31 March 2021. If you would like to borrow any of them click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability. Philip Guston: a life spent painting 759.13/GUST image and text taken from here An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the life and work of the visionary and influential painter Philip Guston. Driven and consumed by art, Philip Guston painted and drew compulsively. This book takes the reader from his early social realist murals and easel paintings of the 1930s and 1940s, to the Abstract Expressionist works of the 1950s and early 1960s, and finally to the powerful new language of figurative painting, which he developed in the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing on more than thirty years of his own research, the critic and curator, Robert Storr, maps Guston's entire career in one definitive volume, providing a substantial, accessible and revealing analysis of his work. With more than 850 images, the book illu

New Books for 24 March 2021

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The following books will be on display from 17 March 2021. If you would like to borrow any of them click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability. Duchamp is my lawyer : the polemics, pragmatics, and poetics of UbuWeb 700.285 image and text taken from here In 1996, during the relatively early days of the web, Kenneth Goldsmith created UbuWeb to post hard-to-find works of concrete poetry. What started out as a site to share works from a relatively obscure literary movement grew into an essential archive of twentieth- and twenty-first-century avant-garde and experimental literature, film, and music. Visitors around the world now have access to both obscure and canonical works, from artists such as Kara Walker, Yoko Ono, Pauline Oliveros, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Duchamp, Cecil Taylor, Glenn Ligon, William Burroughs, and Jean-Luc Godard. In Duchamp Is My Lawyer, Goldsmith tells the history of UbuWeb, explaining the motivations behind its creation and how artis

NAS Library procedures for 'The New Normal.'

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The NAS Library team is happy to report that over the last few months we have been winding back our COVID measures in line with the NSW government advice for libraries . The bookshelves are open for browsing and we are no longer quarantining books. We've even been able to bring a few extra computers into the computer lab!  As access to the book collection is no longer restricted, we have stopped our 'Click and Collect' service. Remember, you can still place requests for items that are already out on loan. To do this, log in to the Library catalogue using your student ID and password, and under 'Locations' you'll see a 'Request' link (see the below screenshot). Click that link to place a request, and when the book is returned we'll hold on to it for you for three days. You'll receive an email letting you know that the book is ready to collect. As always, when you are visiting NAS Library please observe the COVID protocols that you are used to in a

New Books 17 March 2021

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The following books will be on display from 17 March 2021. If you would like to borrow any of them click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability. Hilma af Klint Catalogue Raisonné Volume I: Spiritualistic Drawings (1896-1905) 741.985/KLIN i mage and text taken from here The drawings in this first volume of a new catalogue raisonné represent an intense ten-year period of Hilma af Klint's (1862-1944) life that would lay the foundation for her later achievements. In 1896, af Klint and four other women formed 'The Five', a group steeped in the spiritualist beliefs permeating Europe at that time, including theosophy, Rosicrucianism and other strains of liberal religious thought. From 1896 to 1907, The Five engaged in a daily systematic method of spiritual experimentation. During séances, Hilma af Klint drew automatic spiritual sketches based on the messages that the medium (not always the same member) communicated from the spirits the group summon

New Books - 10 March 2021

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The following books will be on display from 10 March 2021.  Click on the call number link to check the library catalogue for availability and to place a hold. Guerrilla Girls : the art of behaving badly / Guerrilla Girls. 704.042/GUER Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly is the first book to catalog the entire career of the Guerrilla Girls from 1985 to present. The Guerrilla girls are a collective of political feminist artists who expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture all around the world. This book explores all their provocative street campaigns, unforgettable media appearances, and large-scale exhibitions. Each copy comes with a punch-out gorilla mask that invites readers to step up and join the movement themselves. Captions by the Guerrilla Girls themselves contextualize the visuals. Text and image taken from here Amy Sillman / Valérie Smith. 759.14/SILL A prolifically creative artistic polymath, American artist Amy Sillman (b.1955) work

The Library Stairwell Gallery presents: sink or swim

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  The Library Stairwell Gallery presents:   sink or swim