At any given time in the pop shop, you’ll usually find two clusters of people exclaiming with joy. One cluster is made up of kids around the toy section. The other is adults discovering the vinyl records for sale.
1 week, 4 days ago, by Holly Bennett
A Pearce of his art
Some years ago, we in the Gallery Shop suffered through what I think of as The Great Australian Out-Of-Printing of 2007. Virtually every book on general Australian art history disappeared from the shelves. But fresh titles on Australian art have given us cause for celebration.
3 months ago, by Holly Bennett
The eyes have it
Dazzled by the shine of Reko Rennie’s high-impact installations? He’s got the perfect shades for that!
3 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett
Chance of afternoon Spowers
On days of unpredicted precipitation the Gallery’s forecourt resembles one of our most beloved artworks, Ethel Spowers’s Wet afternoon.
5 months ago, by Holly Bennett
In space, no one can hear you read
Art theory books blow my mind. They’re like papery pellets of concentrated intelligence. I’ll pick one up, open to any page and try a bit. Next thing I know I’ve swallowed the end of the chapter.
5 months, 3 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett
Everyone's a critic
For too long, art criticism has been the province of a beret-clad elite. Now everyone can play at that game with the Art Critic range from the Gallery Shop.
6 months ago, by Holly Bennett
Winter is marching on us. Arm yourself with knitting needle and crochet hook, sharpen your scissors and stack your yarn balls high.
6 months, 4 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett
A winner by design
I always thought it was pretty special and now it’s got a certificate to prove it. Our children’s book 'My Australian art' has won a national museum design award.
8 months, 1 week ago, by Holly Bennett
Hole lot of fun
It’s difficult for me to stay calm when recommending Hervé Tullet’s books for children. It’s not just that his books are inventive; it’s that they inspire inventiveness.
9 months ago, by Holly Bennett
An art of gold
The PUSHMATAaHA jewellery range was custom-designed and hand-made for the Gallery Shop to complement the Afghanistan exhibition.
9 months, 2 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett
These books from the Gallery Shop will make your eyes spin and your stomach flip-flop, with op art illusions, hidden pictures and digital designs that seem to vibrate off the page or twist your mental map in knots.
10 months ago, by Holly Bennett
Re-tales from the Gallery Shop
Visitors to the shop already know us as a place to find stunning art books, gorgeous gifts and impeccable directions to the toilets. Now, keeping up with the latest arrivals and developments is just a click away.
10 months, 2 weeks ago, by Holly Bennett