On and on it goes…Posted: 8 August 2020 Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: art, books, films, galleries, inspiration, podcasts, television 6 Comments
If you are housebound (hello Melburnians!) or still choosing to spend time a lot of time indoors, here’s a few recommendations for entertaining yourself, if you’re looking for tips.
Art Galleries – online
Australian Galleries have exhibitions online for you to view at your leisure.
Check out the McClelland National Small Sculpture Awards catalogue via the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery website.
Hauser & Wirth have launched an online exhibition program that includes virtual tours.
If you like digging deep, you can explore public gallery collections online such as Geelong Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery in Australia, as well as the international collections of the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands and Museo del Prado in Spain.
And for the wee ones check out Tate Kids.
Only Artists BBC Radio 4 conversation series.
Grounded with Louis Theroux.
Recording Artists Season 1 Radical Women.
Homo Sapiens by Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney.
The Jealous Curator interviews.
Books – Kindle editions
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone By Olivia Laing.
Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews by Calvin Tomkins.
Just Kids by Patti Smith.
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal.
Hockney: The Biography Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Christopher Simon Sykes.
Stuff to watch
Celebrity Painting Challenge from the BBC.
Life Drawing Live via SBS on demand (Australian and UK versions).
What do artists do all day? series.
A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin documentary.
And if you have a library card get yourself a free Kanopy Films account to access loads of documentaries and movies.
That’s all for now. Wishing you well!
Thanks very much for this. Have started watching the BBC series and am enjoying it very much, even tempted to try a self-portrait.
Hi Christine, happy to hear the tips are useful. You should definitely try a self portrait! All the best, Rona
Thanks! I’ve joined the weekly NPG themed lunchtime sessions, which have been great.
Hi Ann, that’s lovely. The Frick Collection website has Cocktails with a Curator, which you may enjoy. Best wishes, Rona
All great suggestions, will forward this on if that is ok with you. Hope you are enjoying snow in the hills! Take care from Rain and Zak the Jack (Rain’s support work buddy who is now glued to her side even when she is going ‘live’ art teaching and trying to write reports)
Stay safe and sane
Hi Rain, please feel free to share. Snow was magical! All the best to you and Zak. Rona 🙂