Dr Sam Bowker's next lecture Out Standing in The Field on September 26, focuses on key movements in Australian Art from the 1960s to 1980s and will examine the impact of The Field (1968), a highly contentious exhibition at the time.
The Field exhibition marked a radical shift in Australian art, as artists moved beyond landscape and figurative works into forms of pure abstraction.
The Field caused much controversy and divided artists and critics at the time.
This generated a huge amount of exposure for the artists, propelling the careers of painters such as Sydney Ball, Janet Dawson and Robert Jacks.
This lecture also examines other key movements, including Australia's unique take on pop, punk, conceptual and performance art.
The lecture will be held from 5.30pm to 6:30pm at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and cost is $15 + [bf] non-members; $10 + [bf] for Friends of the Gallery (FOG) members. Bookings essential via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com
Pottery demonstration | Wagga Wagga Potters Club
Saturday September 14, 10am-12pm Civic Arcade (outside the Gallery Shop). Free event. RSVP appreciated (02) 6926 9660
Join the members of the Wagga Wagga Potters Club as they demonstrate wheel-thrown and hand-built clay ceramics techniques.
Guided Tour | JamFactory ICON: Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time
Saturday September 14, 11am. National Art Glass Gallery (access via Morrow Street) Free event. RSVP appreciated (02) 6926 9660
Join our volunteer gallery guides as they take you through Clare Belfrage's superb exhibition.
Children's workshop | ArtBlast! Colour swashes
Saturday September 21, 1.30pm-4pm. Ages 6-12. Art Workshop | Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. $20. Bookings essential via the gallery (02) 6926 9660
Be inspired by the large bold colours in Juju Roche's current exhibition Unearth.