Monthly Archives: December 2010

What is art?

Justin Paton’s book How To Look At A Painting is a beautiful meditation on the importance of art and the exciting ideas and insights that we can have looking at and thinking about art.

Here are some of the quotes that Paton uses to inspire each chapter in his book:

“The minute I sat in front of a canvas I was happy. Because it was a world, and I could do what I liked with it” Alice Neel

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist”
Rene Magritte

“The world of art is an enchanting deception” William Hazlitt

“Art is about correspondences – making connections with the world and to each other. It’s about love in that sense” David Hockney



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Hear Melody Willis on fbi radio this Sunday

Melody Willis is being interviewed on Canvas this Sunday 10am-midday on fbi 94.5fm. See paintings from her show After The Dust Storm at Gallery 9.  

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December 17, 2010 · 1:55 am

Bradd Westmoreland: Nights bright song

Nights bright Song is the title of Bradd Westmoreland’s wall painting commissioned for There’s No Time at The Ian Potter Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view until 13 February.

See Bradd’s painting in progress: 

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Tonee Messiah + Melody Willis

New images have been uploaded onto the Gallery 9 website

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Julian Hooper at NGV

Julian Hooper’s Liliu is on show as part of Unnerved: The New Zealand Project at the National Gallery of Victoria until 27 February 2011. Julian had a successful solo show at Gallery 9 earlier this year titled Golden Solvent – see images below.

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Brett East won best black and white photo at the ACP photo rally and here is the work

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