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John Russell, Australia’s French Impressionist

Dr. Michael Adcock Paris Tour Leader Head of History, Melbourne Grammar School The Art Gallery of New South Wales has just launched another stellar exhibition, offering a survey of the career and work of one Australian artist in all its freshness and richness. It is complemented by works by other artists that illuminate his links … Continue reading John Russell, Australia’s French Impressionist

Mid-century modernism in the most unexpected place

Travellers on our tours to New York over the past 12 months have been enjoying the latest smash-hit Broadway musical, Come From Away, which tells the story of the role played by Gander, Newfoundland, and its international airport (IATA code: YQX), in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Apart from being a … Continue reading Mid-century modernism in the most unexpected place

The Colours of Impressionism shine out in Adelaide

By Dr Michael Adcock Tour Leader, Paris The ‘Colours of Impressionism’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia offers a most novel and interesting insight into an art movement that is already well-known to many. Unlike the wonderful Orsay blockbuster exhibitions held previously in Melbourne and Canberra, this is a more manageable exhibition of … Continue reading The Colours of Impressionism shine out in Adelaide

Havana’s factory of cool – The Cuban Art Factory

ADFAS Travel tour leader Stephen Wilkinson visits an art gallery with a difference… The taxi trundles down a potholed street in a dimly lit industrial area of the Havana suburb of Vedado. In the distance, a factory chimney looms into view, illuminated by an electric blue search light. We can make out the letters F.A.C. … Continue reading Havana’s factory of cool – The Cuban Art Factory