30 January, 2008
Old Skool (never lose that feeling)
6 Dec 07-27 Jan 08
Central Galleries PICA
Stuart Bailey (VIC), Irene Hanenbergh (VIC), Matt Hinkley (VIC), Matthew Hunt (WA), Geoff Newton (VIC), Lisa Radford (VIC), Soda_jerk (NSW), Darren Sylvester (VIC), Jenny Watson (QLD)
Curated by Hannah Mathews & Robert Cook
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A response to the rise of old skool styling in our contemporary culture, this interdisciplinary exhibition brings together nine Australian artists each critically examining of old skool stylings and personal implications.
In the here and now, old skool rules aspects of skating (thanks to films such as Dogtown and Z-boys and Concrete Wave magazine); music (bands like Interpol are channelling Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen); and contemporary art (some of Australia's most celebrated artists have been occupying themselves with the stuff of their youth).
Old Skool (never lose that feeling) investigates the productivity of old skool formations to generate fan-based practices, products and personae while highlighting local subcultures and trends through works that explore art, music, film and fashion.
Opening: Wednesday 5 December, 6pm
Old Skool Forum: Friday 7 December, 6pm in PICA's Performance Space
Read more about the Old Skool Forum
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Politics & Power: Bligh's Sydney Rebellion 1808
On 26 January 1808, William Bligh, fourth governor of New South Wales, was deposed by the New South Wales Corps and placed under arrest. This was a momentous event for the young Colony, just twenty years to the day after the landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove. It was the first and only time military intervention has been used to overthrow a government on Australian soil.
The causes of this act have long been a subject of contention among historians. It does seem clear, though, that the personalities of William Bligh and John Macarthur were significant factors.
Politics and Power: Bligh’s Sydney Rebellion 1808 presents this story through the original pictures, manuscripts and printed works of the time.Open: 21 January 2008 – 27 April 2008
29 January, 2008
Saturday 9 February 2008 | 7–10.30 pm
The National Gallery of Australia presents the freshest and finest Australian hip-hop to coincide with the end of Culture Warriors, the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial. Reminiscent of a Bronx subway, the Gallery’s underground car park will play host to an all-star line-up:
URTHBOY, BROTHA BLACK
YOUNG MURPH (U.S.A.), WIRE MC, OMAR MUSA, PAUL HOUSE
With graffiti, rap, street-culture demos, breakdancing and more, Underground Sounds guarantees to please hip-hop fans.
Visit the performers myspaces for music, videos, pictures, biographies and more:
Free entry | all ages | Alcohol and smoke free event
Underground carpark | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra | Enquiries on (02) 6240 6502 | nga.gov.au/NIAT07
Sidney Nolan A New Retrospective
2 November 2007 to 3 February 2008
Discover the genius of Sidney Nolan, one of Australia’s greatest painters, in this major survey of his celebrated career and extraordinary life.
Nolan transformed our view of the Australian landscape, creating spectacular and original compositions. His work was unpredictable, imaginative and poetic and led him to become our first internationally acclaimed artist.
The exhibition includes many of Nolan’s finest masterpieces which have become indelible icons of 20th century Australian art – the famed Ned Kelly works, early St Kilda and Wimmera paintings, the spectacular Riverbend landscape and Burke and Wills leaving Melbourne. It also features magnificent works from private collections which have rarely been seen by the public.
Drawing on the significant influence music and poetry had during his life, the exhibition’s audio guide and events feature poetry readings, original recordings and personal reflections by Nolan.
Downloadable catalogue available from
03 January, 2008
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Christmas edition of net:NET
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"Chewing Gum Man"
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Art on the street
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Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
Abbott & Costello- Christmas Special
Christmas Day at Doctor who's
Full Metal Jacket Christmas
Charlie The Wonder Dog "A Very Charlie Christmas"
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol
Kampf Claydolf: Christmas Special
santa vs frosty
Batman's Christmas Carol
Tom Waits - Christmas card
12 bollywood Days of Christmas
The 12 isms of Christmas
Terrorist 12 days of Christmas
12 days Heavy Metal Christmas
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Donuts (Christmas music video)
Korn - Jingle Bells
F*** Christmas - Eric Idle
All I want for Christmas is more more more by Daffy Duck
South Park Christmas songs
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas 018 ~ Christmas In The Trenches
olivia newton john silent night
Christmas On Acid!
Carol of the bells claymation special
Mr. Mackey - Ding Dong Mmkay
Cluck of the Bells
Jimi Hendrix-Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne
I am Santa Claus- ironman cover
Punk rock christmas
The Dwarves - Drinkin Up Christmas
Dokken - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Gorilla Zoe - It's Christmas
Kamelot - We Three kings (instrumental cover)
Santa Got Stoned At Christmas.
Pimp My Sleigh
I've Got Santa Claus by The Pigs
Secret Lives: Santa Claus Steady Mobbin'
Slim Santa - The Real Slim Santa (Music Video)
The Night Santa Went Crazy
Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)
It's A Wonderful Life Ending
Christmas Lights Cartoon
If I can’t dance - Antwerp
God Rest We Weary Working Moms
IM IN UR MANGER KILLING UR SAVIOR
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