Thursday, May 28, 2009

Anthea Polson Art

Many would be aware of the recent news that Art Galleries Schubert have closed their doors. To have your representing gallery close is never good news, but being asked to join the stable of the new Anthea Polson run gallery, Anthea Polson Art was very welcome. While wishing Win Schubert the best in her semi retirement, I'm very much looking forward to a future with many of the strong ex Schubert artists, friends and team who no doubt will be running a very exciting new gallery right next to Marina Mirage. Visit the website and sign up for newsletters here to keep up with all the news.

Music to paint to #2

I thought I'd be doing more of these, but here's album #2, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads.

Many a painting to date has been done to this fine album. Guests include Kylie, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and the Moron Tabernacle Choir. Check out this great Doco, many chatting heads including Dave Graney, Rowland S Howard + many more.

I was lucky enough to recently see them do All Tomorrows Parties on Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island, along with Ed Kuepper's Laughing Clowns, only to find out days later that Mick Harvey was leaving the band to be replaced (in some sense) by Ed. Will be interesting to see how that pans out...

In the real art world....

Another great one to follow

"What's going on in the real art world? Welcome to "In The Real Art World" and please excuse the pun. "In The Real Art World" alerts you to the best exhibitions of representational "realism" which are on at the moment anywhere in the world. Whether it be in a Museum or a commercial gallery, the main focus will be on contemporary art without ignoring the great art of the past. Although I appreciate good art in any form it takes, I noticed that there are a multitude of sites dedicated to what's happening now in contemporary art. But there is no site that specialises in letting you know where to see the best of representational "realism" that is either contemporary, or of the past."

Art Re-source

A blog well worth subscribing to by Steve Gray.