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Arlis/ANZ NSW chapter end of year get together


The NSW Chapter ARLIS/ANZ end of year get together will be held on Wednesday 17 December. We will meet at the Art Gallery of NSW Research Library at 3.30pm. From there we will visit the Pop to Popism exhibition and after that go to the Domain (weather permitting) for an early evening picnic.

Could everyone bring a small plate some yummy finger food to share- this can be stored at the AGNSW library while we are visiting the exhibition.

We will provide the beverages.

The movement that changed art forever...

‘Popular, witty, sexy, glamorous’ – pop art exploded onto the cultural scene in the 1960s. The pop artists rebelled against ‘high art’ to embrace the new world of advertising, television, film stars, pop music and consumerism. Pop art shocked many but inspired even more.

This summer, re-live the pop revolution as Pop to Popism takes over the Gallery.

Spanning three decades from the mid-1950s to the 1980s, the exhibition traces the origins of pop art, its heady high period and its enduring legacy both in Australia and abroad. One of our most ambitious exhibitions ever, it will consume an entire Gallery floor and feature over 200 works, including masterpieces such as Roy Lichtenstein’s In the car and his first-ever comic-style painting Look Mickey, Andy Warhol’s Triple Elvis and David Hockney’s Portrait of an artist.

For the first time, Australian artists will be showcased among their international peers, with works such as Howard Arkley’s Triple fronted and Brett Whiteley’s 22-metre-long The American dream celebrating Australia’s pop art movement.

Works have come from 35 lenders around the world including the Andy Warhol Museum, Tate and the Museum of Modern Art, New York."

(Description from AGNSW website


Please RSVP to me by 5.00pm Friday 12 December.




NSW Chapter Meeting

Thursday June 18 2015

The next NSW Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday June 18 at 3pm at the National Art School.

The meeting will include a tour of the National Art School Archives conducted by the NAS archivist Deborah Beck @ 3pm.

This will be followed by a visit to the exhibition entitled:

TURN TURN TURN:The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School

The exhibition celebrates many of the key styles and movements that evolved over 60 years in the studios of the internationally renowned ceramics course at the National Art School.

There will be a meeting held in the NAS library conference room from 4pm onwards.

The National Art School is located on the Corner of Forbes and Burton Streets Darlinghurst.

Public transport is by bus to Taylor Square of train to Kings Cross. There is metred parking in surrounding streets.

Can you please RSVP and send any agenda items to me by 5pm Monday 15 June.





The recent NSW Chapter meeting held on 18 June at the National Art School also included a tour of the NAS archives and the ceramics exhibition “Turn Turn Turn”

The National Art School archives is now housed in a purpose built suite of offices in Building 11 of the campus. The archive includes both historical artefacts from the time the site was the Darlinghurst Gaol, as well as artworks and related papers from artists who were former students and/or teachers.


Resident archivist Deborah Beck conducted the tour and showed the group a wide range of items including site plans, photos, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and a host of items from the gaol era.


Deborah has written two books: “Hope in Hell: A History of Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School” and “Set in Stone: The Cell Block Theatre” and has a wealth of knowledge on the history of the site.


Following the tour of the archive we went to the current NAS exhibition TURN TURN TURN: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School. The exhibition celebrates many of the key styles and movements that evolved over 60 years in the studios of the internationally renowned ceramics course at the National Art School.