At the University of Queensland Art Museum, the latest incarnation of the National Artists Self-Portrait Prize: remix.post.connect is now underway. It begs the question, the internet is “the portrait gallery of the 21st century” why do we need artists?
Victoria Reichelt is a young Queensland painter and a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council. I recently had a chat to Victoria in her Queensland studio…
“The first book painting I did was a painting of a lone book on a canvas, and then I made works with a few books on a white background, and then I started to paint whole bookshelves, portraits of people through their bookshelves, books flying through the air, piles of books & magazines, and now I am painting the interiors of public library spaces. It started as a focus on individual objects (and their histories and narratives) but it has really taken some very different paths that have lead me to the big library interiors…”
Read the full interview: ‘Victoria Reichelt |Objects in Danger’ at The Art Life.
[Image courtesy Victoria Reichelt and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne].
If you’re into social media you’re probably already heard about the new platform called ‘Pinterest’. ‘Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web’. But there’s a proviso …and it’s called copyright.
Read my article about Pinterest, art, artists and copyright (and Italian Vanity Fair!) at The Art Life.