Is fashion really art? That question was asked quite frequently when major art galleries started putting frocks on show and having major exhibitions about fashion designers. Some may still have questions but the public has voted by flocking to fashion shows. Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) drew big crowds to exhibitions featuring Valentino and local fashion heroes Easton Pearson, and the recent Dior exhibition at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria also packed them in.
When The Courier-Mail sent Australian artist Sidney Nolan to the Queensland outback and Northern Territory to paint the great drought of 1952 it resulted in a fascinating series of drawings and paintings. Nolan, revered for his Ned Kelly paintings, was asked by this newspaper to record the effects of severe drought and his work from that expedition is still disturbing and impressive.
DO not be surprised if you see Barry Humphries daubing away at a watercolour when he is here in May next year. Humphries brings his new show Barry Humphries: The Man Behind The Mask to QPAC for two shows on May 10. Humphries loves Brisbane and has exhibited his work here at Philip Bacon Galleries. He was also here to open his friend Tim Storrier’s exhibition in 2015 and I caught up with him then. He told me he loved nothing more than painting en plein air in our City Botanic Gardens.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".