Old Master prints of the fifteenth century

Masters of the fifteenth century, such as Lucas van Leyden and Heinrich Aldegrever, transformed printmaking into a refined art form and have influenced artists for centuries. The Gallery’s historical international holdings of Old Master prints comprised of etchings, woodcuts and engravings by artist–printmakers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries includes works by Lucas van…

The Motorcycle: The future generation is electric

The introduction of today’s battery-powered engines has changed the fundamentals of motorcycle design. Although internal combustion engines have driven most motorcycles since the first commercially produced models entered the market in 1894, even then visionary inventors recognised the benefits of electricity over gasoline. In subsequent years, however, electric motorcycles were only considered at moments when…

5 films to rave about – Sound systems, acid-house and the yellow smiley

Grab your glow sticks and don the fluro, ‘Rave’ is a music-filled cinematic party that celebrates the rave phenomenon as a sweet-harmony of escapism, hedonism and self-expression. Come and immerse yourself in techno vibes, jungle beats and smooth synth in this free film program at the Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) that will…

Australian Whiting: The last word in motorcycle luxury

The Whiting motorcycle was conceived in Melbourne in 1912 when engineer Saville Whiting (1889-1973) designed and built an innovative spring-frame cycle with semi-elliptic leaf sprinting on both the front and rear wheels. The four-cylinder V-engine was one of the most technically advanced designs created in Australia. Whiting was dissatisfied with the handling and comfort afforded…

Naomi Hobson: Distinctive ceramics

Distinctive ceramic works by Naomi Hobson mark not only a new direction in her art practice, but also a celebration of Indigenous culture and people coming together over great distances. Naomi Hobson is one of a new generation of contemporary Indigenous artists who is already making her mark nationally. Hobson is from the Kaantju/Umpila language…