Gallery Magazine Jul – Aug 2016

Enter the world of Degas. Four writers, four perspectives.

From French Impressionist Edgar Degas’s intimate world of ballerinas and bathers to contemporary design in Berlin, Barcelona and Dubai, the July/ August issue of Gallery explores the finer details of creativity across continents. Celebrate the opening of Degas: A New Vision with new essays, responsive short fiction and interviews with The Australian Ballet; share in the fantastic worlds of exhibiting contemporary designers Jeppe Hein and Martí Guixé; and meet the female designer at the forefront of Islamic design in Dubai.

Also in this issue: Gallery goes behind the scenes of the NGV’s frames and furniture conservation lab, Nur Shkembi writes about the new Australian Islamic Centre designed by architect Glenn Murcutt, and Mem Capp explores the history of the Australian quilt.

In this issue

Essay

‘Edgar Degas was not so much a painter of women, as of ‘women’s business’

Kitty Hauser’s refreshing take on the life and work Edgar Degas.

Artist

‘Right next to the workshop, he has a private room. Hein takes a break there from time to time to read, paint and meditate'

Wiebke Petersen In Studio with Berlin-based artist Jeppe Hein.

My NGV

‘Miss Gale would have been very at home in act one of The Sleeping Beauty’

The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, David McAllister on Joshua Reynolds’s eighteenth century portrait Miss Susanna Gale.