Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is currently holding a retrospective of the vibrant Aboriginal artist Mavis Ngallametta. The exhibition; Show me the way to go home, is not to be missed, Ngallametta is one of Queensland's most important contemporary Aboriginal artists, her passing in 2019 was truly a great loss to the Australian art world. Ngallametta … Continue reading Show me the Way to go Home
#BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading! https://www.instagram.com/p/CCh9aWnpUOz/ Today's book snap is the … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Show me the way to Go Home
public domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_William_Waterhouse_-Dolce_Far_Niente(1879).jpg Dolce far niente, such a wonderful phrase literally; “sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness”, a celebration of indolence and why not celebrate the occasional indolence. I have been feeling quite wiped out in the post Christmas lull, so many good intentions, so many things to catch up on and yet all I want … Continue reading Dolce far niente – in praise of idleness
When you travel do you visit art galleries and museums? I know little about art in the formal sense, did not even study art at high school, but I do read a lot and I do visit galleries. I did discover I love the visual, as much as the written word, art is about stories … Continue reading How to enjoy art while knowing nothing about art.
Right now GoMA is hosting free and unmissable exhibitions by two great but very different Australian artists: Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty, the exhibitions are touring the country but are currently at GoMA until October 13, if you don't get to see them at GoMA look out for dates in other states. These exhibitions are … Continue reading GoMA: Quilty and Margaret Olley