Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Francis Bacon Exhibition. Art Gallery NSW Sydney. Christmas Presents.

The Art Gallery, The Domain, in Sydney has a terrific collection and the aborigine paintings are a must-see too.

Francis Bacon Five Decades Exhibition is on until 24 Feb 2013. Details of the film series are from their website:

Film series: Hitting rock bottom in post-war England

In association with ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

Francis Bacon’s uncompromising paintings epitomise the grimness of post-war England. This collection of films, screening in conjunction with the exhibition Francis Bacon: five decades, covers from the post-World War II period to the late 1980s and composes a riveting survey of the changing social structure in Britain. The films transport us from Bacon’s Soho nightworld to Pinteresque 'no man’s lands’, exploring the effects of the war, austerity, disaffected youth, the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the seedy, hypocritical Puritanism that regulated a class-ridden British society. Class, which is the defining feature of British society, has changed many aspects of its character in the 20th century

Art Gallery NSW has some good ideas for Christmas presents on

Rambulation has never seen so many art fridge magnets, and there are some nice prints, posters, satchels, silk scarves and earrings too.
Wipu Rockhole Print $25
Green Mountain Poster $25 

Diamond Tights $45
Tjampitjin Magnet $8

Aboriginal Cards $45