Given a fairly tight schedule in Wonsan we only had time for a brief stop in the city’s central square, surprisingly not to formally visit and pay our respects at the statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il but rather to see a ferry which, apart from a few ‘special runs’, has lain unused here, by the dock, since 2006.Continue reading “Wonsan Central Square and the Mangyongbong 92”
people visit Goulburn for its history and the serenity of this country town, large enough to be blessed with decent cafes and dining options. Indeed, people who have been to Goulburn may raise an eyebrow on seeing the title of this review and determine that it will be one of my shorter posts. Continue reading “Art and Culture in Goulburn”
Lambie Street was the original main street of Cooma before an eastward shift to Vale Street and later Sharp Street, the current main thoroughfare of this small New South Wales country town. Continue reading “Lambie Street and the Raglan Gallery”
While the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia, in particular, have extensive displays of Aboriginal artwork and other artifacts there are not many places in Canberra which hold a decent collection of Aboriginal art that is for sale – at reasonable prices. Continue reading “Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery”
I had been meaning to visit Tandanya Aboriginal Arts Centre for a number of years and finally got around to it in December 2014.
What a disappointment. Continue reading “Tandanya Aboriginal Arts Centre”
Located in the heart of the city, the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) is frequently overlooked by visitors who tend to, and with good reason, spend their limited time visiting the national galleries and museums, mostly located in the Parliamentary Triangle area. Continue reading “Canberra Museum and Gallery”
The Gallery was established in 1861 and is located next door to the South Australian Museum on North Terrace.
Except for visiting exhibitions (entry fee payable) you won’t find the work of any classical masters here. What you will find, from its stock of 38,000 works, Continue reading “The Art Gallery of South Australia”
Prior to the railway coming to Young this site was occupied by the town’s first public school which opened here in 1864 (rebuilt 1873). Continue reading “The Last Train Departed at ………..”
Gorman House was constructed in 1925. At that time only it and the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings ( both still on Northbourne Avenue) existed in Civic – the embryonic commercial part of Canberra. The building was designed by John Smith Murdoch who also designed Old Parliament House and the Hotel Canberra (now the Hyatt). You can certainly see the similarities in design. Continue reading “Gorman House Art Centre, Markets and Canberra Contemporary Art Space”
The University of Sydney Art Gallery has in excess of 7,000 artworks by Australian, European and Asian artists, collected since 1850. This collection includes paintings, watercolours, drawings, textiles, sculptures and much more. Continue reading “University Art Gallery – Lost for Words”