There are over 60 artworks on display at the Louvre Museum - sculptures, bas-reliefs, vessels, decorative objects, paintings and drawings - dating from 3000 BC to the 19th century, that tell the story of the long association between man and horse.
The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality inherent within this prodigiously talented and eccentric clan who've pursued their passions on the world stage.
Elvis Costello describes Tony Bennett as "a man who embodies the humanity and the subtle nuance of American melody from the heart-standing crescendo of his most requested songs to the intensity of a piano- accompanied ballad. He is a great American artist whether he has a microphone or a paintbrush in his hand."
Presented by arts blogger and commentator Andrew Frost, The Art Life at the Asia Pacific Triennial is a journey into a colossal, must-see exhibition - The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT'6).
Renoir demonstrated mastery of figure painting and of representing light and an extraordinary ability to depict the lustrous, pearly colour and texture of skin. His paintings were full of life and joy. They are unsurpassed in the history of modern painting in their representation of feminine grace.
Elvis Costello meets Bill Clinton. who shares his adulation of jazz giants like Al Hirt and Russian jazz saxophone player, Igor Butman. Bill has an extensive collection of saxophones including one that was made by Adolph Sax himself in 1861. He tells Elvis that playing the saxophone helped him cope when times were tense in his role as President of the USA.
Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same community from which the money will also be raised. And what happens when the artists all know each other and the judges know all the artists - how can the process be fair, balanced and focused?
Most people wouldn't consider being an artist to be a demanding job. Think again! The 13 artists at the busy Gasworks Arts Park Studios in Albert Park, Melbourne, are committed to making a career out of their art. To do so they must get commissions, produce work, exhibit work, sell work, keep up with the achievements of their fellow studio mates and keep the art world interested in their work.
Artists At Work invites you up the Hawkesbury River in NSW for an intimate and spiritual journey by boat, to a place where nature, art and fertility prayers collide. As Josh Yeldham creates new work for an upcoming exhibition, we gain a rare insight into the craft, process and philosophy behind his art. In this spectacularly beautiful landscape, abstract paintings, works on paper and totemic owl sculptures are created in nature with almost shamanistic intention.
For his last stop on the Bush Slam tour, H.G. Nelson takes two poets to opal mining town, Lightning Ridge, in northwest NSW. He is accompanied by songwriter and country music star, Melinda Schneider and beat-box rapper, 'Morganics'.
David Frazer is a Melbourne-based artist who specialises in various age-old forms of printmaking such as wood carving and etching. With imagination and wit, Frazer's work is imbued with images of nostalgia, love and longing; but always invested with optimism and his signature wry humour.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Jason Bateman.
Art critic Robert Hughes discusses the commercialisation of art in the contemporary world.
This week, HG Nelson guides the Bush Slam ute into the remote town of Blinman, South Australia. He is accompanied by Melbourne poet and author, Alison Croggon, and Western Australian poet, writer and editor, John Kinsella. John is predominantly a landscape poet and environmental activist and finds the vast arid landscape inspirational. As such, his first foray is down a dry creek bed littered with the detritus of the town.
This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by rainforest on one side and the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the other.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspires his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Danny De Vito.
Enter the whimsical, weird and wonderful world of feather torturer, Richard Nylon, one of Australia's finest and most original milliners. Whether you call his work 'wearable art', sculptural headgear or hats, one thing is certain: Nylon's work defies the notion of the conventional hat.
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