On and on it goes…Posted: 8 August 2020
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
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.
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!