REBLOG! A flamboyant Saltillo serape at the David Cook Galleries stand of New York’s Metro Show would have been the height of male fashion in Northern Mexico in the late 19th century, when this stunning and mysterious textile was woven. It bears a rare and inventive riff on the central diamond motif typical of such weavings, whose origin is unknown :: Read @rcembalest’s full post »»»»
A million-dollar drawing by Pablo Picasso was snapped up on Wednesday by a 25 year-old American art lover at a online charity raffle for a mere 100 euros, $AU150 :: Read the full article »»»»
The Federal Government’s Creative Australia policy is the first cultural policy since former prime minister Paul Keating unveiled Creative Nation in 1994. In making the announcement at the National Press Club in Canberra, Mr Crean said the policy would strengthen, sustain and grow the economy.
The fund aims to support young people wanting to enter the arts sector and provide funding to existing performance arts companies. It also includes an update of the National Indigenous Languages Policy and $14 million over four years to develop community-driven language resources and activities.
The funding is reminiscent of Paul Keating’s Big Picture policy and includes $8.6 million for Partnerships Australia, $9.3 million for six major performing arts companies, including the Bangarra Dance Company, the Belvoir Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Circus Oz and the West Australian Ballet. $75.3 million will be put towards a restructure of the 40-year-old Australia Council :: Read the full article »»»»