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Discovering Dobell - Keynote Lecture by Christopher Heathcote

Saturday 22 July 2017

Join us for a keynote lecture by Dr. Christopher Heathcote, curator of Discovering Dobell, as he shares his fresh insights into the work of William Dobell.

Exploring in detail Dobell’s London years, his portraits of Sydneysiders, and the more experimental New Guinea paintings, Heathcote’s lecture will present a close examination of the artist’s practice, shedding new light on the processes and methods by which the artist developed his ideas through several drawings and studies to reach one or more paintings.

Dr. Christopher Heathcote, one of Australia’s foremost art critics, has written extensively on a broad range of creators—from Arthur Boyd and Edvard Munch to Virginia Woolf and Michelangelo Antonioni.  An authority in twentieth century culture, he is the author of several books including the highly acclaimed Inside the Art Market: Australia’s Galleries 1956-1976, as well as A Quiet Revolution: The Rise of Australian Art 1946-1968 considered the definitive account of the period.  Christopher Heathcote has also written several artist monographs, including A Quest for Enlightenment: The Art of Roger Kemp, and the groundbreaking Russell Drysdale: Defining the Modern Australian Landscape which was published jointly by the Tarrawarra Museum of Art and Wakefield Press.

Tickets $20 / $15 concession & Members
Booking fee includes entry into the exhibitions Discovering Dobell, and Dobell’s Circle.

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