San Francisco ART Report ( Jon Rendell ) Guest reviewer originally from Melbourne now from San Francisco

SFMOMA is now one of the largest modern art museums in the world. Following its three-year expansion, the museum has grown to 460,000 square feet. This includes 145,000 feet of interior gallery space, 20,000 feet more than the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the second largest. Previous to its expansion, SFMOMA had approximately 69,000 feet of exhibition space.

Seeking Those Moments of Transition

Today, just as I was finishing the final edit, I read the news of SYLVIA ANDERSON’s death at the age of 88. Sylvia was an intelligent, imaginative woman who had a profound influence on me in my youth and many other inquisitive children. Best known as the voice of Lady Penelope, Sylvia Anderson, along with her late husband Gerry Anderson, was the inspiration behind the much loved, visionary ‘THUNDERBIRDS’.

Melbourne ART News

With so many exciting art exhibitions in and around Melbourne, it is not possible to cover all in this blog so we will only highlight certain shows that we have been able to visit and choose to highlight by review.

DESIGN… plus

Guest Review by Ms. Katherine Wilkinson. The genesis of this exhibition was a project instigated by London-based Martino Gamper. Collecting discarded and unused chairs he reassembled one chair per day for 100 days.

The Arts Show February

Hope that you will take a moment to listen to my recent radio interview with Alex McCulloch on ‘The Arts Show.’ In this interview, I share the highlights of our recent Avec Pleasure art tours to The Frieze NYC art Fair May 2015, the Venice Biennale September 2015, and our two new Art Tours.

TWMA

The HOWARD ARKLEY (and friends…) Art Exhibition has been brilliantly curated by the director of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Victoria Lynn and TWMA curator Anthony Fitzpatrick. It is currently showing at TWMA which is located one hour’s drive from central Melbourne in the beautiful wine-growing area of the Yarra Valley.