ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“In painting I want to say something comforting in the way that music is comforting”

–  Vincent Van Gogh

To visit:
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


Image: (Packing Room Prize Winner) Meyne Wyatt, Meyne 2020, acrylic on canvas, 101.5 x 76cm 

Congratulations to the respective Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize winners, Vincent Namatjira, Hubert Pareroultja, and Marikit Santiago. Their winning artworks along with the works of all the finalists can be viewed at the AGNSW from Saturday 26th September until 10th January 2021. Showcasing some of Australia’s immense talent, this is one to see.

Click here to book tickets via the AGNSW website.


To watch:
Macbeth – The Installation from Barestage Theatre


Have you been missing theatre as much as we have? While doors are opening again across the country, Barestage Theatre remains to cater to those who are at home, running live-stream YouTube performances of Macbeth this weekend only. Enjoy the Scottish tragedy from the comfort of your home and pay what you can to join the online performance as they utilise film technology to bring their own surreal take of this Shakespearean classic to life. Ticketing is donation based with prices ranging from $20 to $100. 

Click here to book tickets for this weekend.


To create and experience:
Create Art like Van Gogh by Tate and Van Gogh Alive by Grande Exhibitions 

From sunflowers to self portraits, Tate Kids has lined up a series of Van Gogh inspired activities for little ones. With downloadable frames, mark making activities and a whole lot ‘More to Explore’ (in the section at the bottom of the page) this is a fab follow up activity to Van Gogh Alive, an immersive exhibition taking place at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney’s Moore Park Entertainment Quarter. Expect spectacular visuals and soaring symphonies at this family friendly event.

Click here to go to the Tate Kids Van Gogh activity page.
Click here for more information and tickets for Van Gogh Alive


As an added bonus here is a touching scene from the BBC’s science fiction series Dr Who which sees Vincent Van Gogh brought to the future and to the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. Time travel meets art in this special episode of one of Britain’s best loved television shows. 



To read: 
Artists in Conversation by Janet Hawley


Beautifully presented and insightfully written, Janet Hawley records her encounters with over thirty exceptional Australian artists. Frank, entertaining and organic conversations are interwoven throughout these essays, which paint vivid verbal pictures of so many of Australia’s favourite artists. Dip in and out. This is a truly engaging read. 


To scream
Let it Out! from Iceland’s Tourist Board 

Feeling frustrated? The tourism board in Iceland might be able to help. Utilising scream therapy (yes, it’s a very real thing) Let it Out! offers online visitors the chance to record a scream to be played over the vast and peaceful plains of Iceland. With a handy guide to help along your healing scream and live-streamed scream footage for you to watch back, Let it Out promises relief and satisfaction. 

Click here to visit the website and have a good scream!