NUDE at NSW Art Gallery

NUDE is on at the Art Gallery! of NSW! Well really, it's just an exhibition, but still worth seeing. It's a survey of depictions of the nude, drawn from the Tate collection, and featuring largely English and english-language artists from the mid 19th Century onwards. From neo classical sculpture to Louise Bourgeois and Cindy Sherman, Nude steps through the history of the nude figure - mostly female, it must be said, given the weight of history, but with some exceptions such as Hendricks' 'No Nude Niggers,' which was great to see in person after so many reproductions. The key figure of the show, Rodin's 'The Kiss,' is a fantastic experience, with its larger than life figures and sheer, glowi

Nightcrawler - well named creep show

Jake Gyllenhall is Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler is a movie that tells the story of Louis Bloom, a strange, opportunistic, amoral guy who is making a living at the outset by stealing metal objects - manhole covers, fencing wire, etc - and selling it for scrap. He happens across a crime scene and a freelance video photographer - a stringer - who sells footage for money - and the course of his life is set. It would tempting, and easy, to see the movie as a morality tale about tabloid journalism. We see the stringers earning a living by rushing shots of people on the worst day of their lives to the TV stations, who with equal amorality decide which shots to play on the news that nig

Profumo scandal lives on

A contemporary pictorial reference to Lewis Morley photograph of Christine Keeler of the Profumo scandal, 1963 Gina Liano 2016

UoN Student Art prize

The University of Newcastle has just put up the installation pictures of the recent Art Prize, so you can see all the works that were part of the finalists' show. There were a large number of well-received works in this show, so it's worth a look. To see these, go to:

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