Dr Sam Bowker presents the first instalment of his lecture series with Modern Evil, Angry Penguins, examining how Australian art was transformed after the Second World War.
In this lecture Dr Bowker weaves a captivating narrative, introducing audiences to the story of Surrealism in Australia and formation of the Antipodean group. He will also examine key influencers of the time, such as artists Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and other important figures in Australian art. "We will meet hoaxers, deport a poet, stare down deadly criminals and survive a journey through dangerous and surreal landscapes. Once back in the city, we will test the limits of portraiture, and ask the Antipodeans where we stand", Dr Bowker describes.
It is also the last week to see ARTEXPRESS, a selection of student artworks developed during the Higher School Certificate in 2018. ARTEXPRESS encompasses a broad range of forms, including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photo-media, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based media.
Australian Art: Modern Evil, Angry Penguins, lecture by Dr Sam Bowker
When: Thursday 22 August, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.$15 [+bf] non-members; $10 [+bf] for Friends of the Gallery (FOG) members.
Workshop, ArtBlast! Stringing
Children will take a line for a walk through colour using the glass artworks in the exhibition Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time. For ages 6 -12 years.
When: Saturday 24 August, 1:30pm - 4:00pm, $20. Bookings essential (02) 6926 9660.