EXPLORE MORE: MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
The modern world thinks of art as very important: something close to the meaning of life.
Art is very important. That’s what all of our fancy art books (and Alain de Botton) says and who are we to question them?
Art is all about ideas, and this collection of Art Museums and Galleries from across the globe invites you to ask ‘what does it mean?’ Life that is… art means whatever you think it does.
The Tate, the major British museum which covers British art from the 16th century to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. The Tate have a range of online content choices for you to explore.
Gertrude is a contemporary art space in Melbourne with an ongoing exhibition program and artist studio program. Their program focuses on emerging to recently established artists. Their website includes a comprehensive exhibition archive and some artist interviews.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art presents contemporary art from international and Australian artists. Their website has a number of podcasts, images and videos about recent exhibitions and an extensive archive going back to their first exhibitions in 1984.
ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has a rich website full of great information about Australian art. They have a special section called ‘Together in Art’ as part of their contribution to the current home isolation that we are living in. The site also features a range of video interviews and exhibition views in their ‘Gallery Channel’. They also have 33,837 artworks listed on their searchable collection database.
WALKER ART CENTRE
The Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis, USA claims to be more than a museum and it is. In addition to a very high quality contemporary art collection and exhibitions, Walker stages theatre, dance and music performances, and also has a cinema. Their website has online interviews, written articles and a searchable collection database.
Brunswick gallery Sutton Gallery, has been at the forefront of Australian art for many years. The gallery represents highly regarded Australian artists including Stephen Bush, Elizabeth Gower, Rosslyn Piggott, David Rosetzky among many others. The website features a handful of images of each of their artists and written material and bibliographic references.
SULLIVAN & STRUMPF
Sullivan and Strumpf are one of the most vital and up to date dealer galleries in Australia. They represent some of Australia’s most important contemporary artists. Their website not only has images of the work of their artists, but video and written interviews of their artists.
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning and Online Collections
In furthering our offer of resources for the art interested, this website offers a very comprehensive list of online art museums, science museums, natural history and much more. The site includes NASA, the Louvre, Mori Art Museum just to name three high quality organisations. There are many, many hours of art and great information accessible here.
Photography is ubiquitous in the online art space, but few venues offer photography like the Walther Collection. The website showcases their 15,000 strong collection and their exhibition program in Germany and in the United States. The Walther Collection state their interests as ‘vernacular photography’ and their collection is built from photographers such as August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Candida Hofer and also includes a large number of significant works from Chinese and African photographers. The key to their curatorial framework is a serial approach to photography, an archival ordering according to type, movement, structure or time. There are many treasures to be found here.