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A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

W H ChongJun 30, 20151 Comment

The excellent 'Love and Mercy', not only offers the story of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, it wonders about the mystery of art, and why we need, and do, it.

The Trumpet of Modernism in the Art of Australia

The Trumpet of Modernism in the Art of Australia

W H ChongJun 26, 2015

How noisy is a triumph? Does male is Modernism, and does look like the past in the 21st century?

Books: The Bush, shearing and two thrilling thrillers

Books: The Bush, shearing and two thrilling thrillers

W H ChongMay 21, 2015

The indefatigable reader Jim Morgan on the latest books by Don Watson, Stephen Daisley, Catherine Chanter and Michael Connelly.

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The Art of Myuran Sukumaran: dispatches from emotional battle lines

The Art of Myuran Sukumaran: dispatches from emotional battle lines

W H ChongMay 21, 2015

Thinking about the emotive art of a condemned prisoner while on holiday in Jogjakarta.

David Walsh's excellent literary adventures

David Walsh’s excellent literary adventures

W H ChongMar 26, 2015

What does Australia's greatest contemporary artist do next? Make a literary splash, on walls and in print.

I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

W H ChongMar 20, 2015

He stood out, he stood up. He was a big man of the old school.

For Valentine's: The Books of Love, and other genres

For Valentine’s: The Books of Love, and other genres

W H ChongFeb 2, 2015

A gift for Valentine's Day: A book of Australian love poetry, or love stories. Or check our shortlists of the best books we read last year.

The Joy of House Concerts

The Joy of House Concerts

W H ChongJan 23, 2015

Sick of sticky carpet? Experience the joy of a house concert. The wonderful instrumentalists, The String Contingent, will be playing houses here and there over the next few weeks. Or find a house concert near you.

Summer Art Shortlist

Summer Art Shortlist

W H ChongJan 16, 2015

Diligently enjoying the holidays I neglected posting. Here's my summer art recommendations while the year is still half in bed and the roads are loose.

Vote 1: D1 and D2

Vote 1: D1 and D2

W H ChongNov 27, 2014

Duh and Doh. Dull and Duller. Drab and Drabber. The choices are sad. (Though, according to the Age, it's our own fault that we haven't got aspirants with "genuine answers and visions".)