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Michael Reid | From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida

From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida

11th July – 7th August

Curated to coincide with the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new (Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of South Australia), Michael Reid Sydney and Maningrida Arts & Culture are pleased to present this exhibition, From Coast to Escarpment, Spirit Worlds of Maningrida.

We invite you to enter the spirit realm of West Arnhem-land. Through the contemporary practice of leading Maningrida artists these spirit beings are alive. Some friendly, some mischievous and others malevolent, they are divined from the djang of five language groups across…

Douglas Stewart Fine Books | Job Vacancy – Bookshop Assistant

Job Vacancy – Bookshop Assistant

Douglas Stewart Fine Books is seeking a Bookshop Assistant to help with the day-to-day running of our business. Main responsibilities would include processing of orders, customer service, and general administrative duties.

In this role you will engage with rare books and cultural objects working in our small, passionate team. Our business is always changing, so we are looking for someone adaptable, inquisitive, and enthusiastic. Training will be provided, and we are looking for a fast learner who’s not afraid to tackle any challenge.

This will be a flexible, part-time position, ideal for a tertiary student. If you’re…

Rutherford | French Jewellery for Bastille Day

French Antiques & Pearls from French Polynesia

French Art Nouveau Diamond Plaque Ring

Circa 1905, this fantastic dress ring is made in platinum and features a round, 0.71ct, old cut diamond bezel set to the centre. Total diamond weight estimated at 1.19ct. See here.

Gold Filigree Necklet

This beautiful French necklet in 18ct yellow gold has just arrived. It has five crescent shapes along the length of the necklace each with fine filigree work and French hallmarks to the clasp….

The Ceramic Collectors Society | COBALT CARGOES – Asian Cobalt Decorated Ceramics

 

The Ceramic Collectors Society

Invites you to attend the lecture by Dr. Matthew Martin

“COBALT CARGOES – Asian Cobalt Decorated Ceramics  and Their Early European Imitators”

On Monday 27th August 2018, at 7.45 for 8 pm

At the Roseville Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville.

Dr. Matthew Martin is Curator at the National Gallery of Victoria in the Department of International Decorative Arts and Antiquities.   He has published papers on many topics in the decorative arts and lectures nationally and internationally in this area.  He has also curated and…

Behruz Studio | The Sari Silk Collection

FROM TATTERS TO TREASURE; THE STORY BEHIND OUR MOST LUMINOUS COLLECTION

NEW ACQUISITIONS JULY 2018
Welcome to our list of New Acquisitions for July 2018 – diverse as always, and with 176 items.

Among many highlights are a Macquarie era Aboriginal breastplate from the Shoalhaven River (1820); Norman Lindsay’s own copy of A Homage to Sappho (1928); a beautiful example of Guignes’ monumental Dictionnaire Chinois (1812); from the estate of Count von Bismarck, a photograph album documenting the maiden voyage of SMS Bismarck to the Pacific Islands and Sydney (1879-80); a number of interesting…

Hordern House | July News

July News

The highlight of our July exhibit at the at the Melbourne Rare Book Fair 6-8th July will be Mr Cust’s “Sandridge Railway Jetty and Pier” (see detail above). A small masterpiece: “Mr.” Cust, an elusive artist whose first name is so far unknown, demonstrates with meticulous strokes an ability to conjure a sensation of intimacy and tranquility on the smallest scale. His work is reminiscent in this respect of some of the paintings of S.T. Gill; like Gill he combines a strong understanding of light and colour with a high degree of natural, artistic talent….

The Merchant of Welby | How to wax your antique furniture.

How to wax your antique furniture.
Apply wax sparingly with a cloth. Avoid over application. The more wax you apply, the more wax you will have to buff off later on. Allow to dry and harden for at least thirty minutes or more; longer if you can. Overnight is great.

Buff with a clean cloth in direction of the grain. You should only have to apply light to medium pressure to get the wax to shine. As you continue to polish, your pad will build up excess wax. You will feel the pad start to grip the surface, and it will no…

Michael Reid | EOFY Instant Asset Write Off

We are in last days for a small business to take advantage – this financial year- of the $20,000 asset write off.
Small businesses (with the annual turnover of less than $2,000,000) can claim a complete write-off of business assets. There is an an individual threshold of $20,000 per asset and these must be used with relation to the business. In relation to artworks the following applies:
*Artwork should be in a tangible form and able to be moved from one location to another;
*Artworks must be purchased with a dominant purpose of being displayed on business premises;
*Artworks must be created by professional…

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