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Andrew Sayers with introduction by Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 30 April 2013
This lecture highlights the new directions being explored by important Australian artists around 1913 - many of whom are little-known today - and examines the role of arts and crafts in 1913 society and Australian reactions to new art movements in Europe.
Artist Jo Bertini talks about her portrait of her friend and colleague, desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Jo also outlines Mike’s great passion for desserts, and presents a book of dessert recipes compiled by his friends.
Artist Mandy Martin reflects on her work with desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Mandy and Mike worked together in multi-disciplinary teams studying the Puritjarra rock shelter in the Northern Territory and Paruku, or Lake Gregory, in north-eastern Australia.
Alisa Duff, Agnes O'Shea and Eunice Porter
6 December 2012
Following a welcome to country, Alisa Duff outlines why Warakurna was so unique as a community and how the paintings and sculptures are not just art, they recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories.
Nicole Foreshew, Danie Mellor and Alisa Duff
26 July 2012
Award-winning artist Danie Mellor and Object: Australian Design Centre curator Nicole Foreshew discuss the development of and ongoing interest in this exhibition of contemporary Indigenous sculpture depicting a variety of native Australian animals.
Frank Howarth, Agnes Shea, Alisa Duff and Andrew Sayers
12 July 2012
Australian Museum director Frank Howarth opens this Object Gallery and Australian Museum touring exhibition, which exposes the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia through sculptural works depicting a variety of animals.
Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
28 October 2011
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will share his views on Indigenous governance and representation, and the provision of services to the community following the closure of ATSIC.
Off the walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967-2005: Exhibition launch
Andrew Sayers, Paul House and Peter Yu
27 October 2011
Peter Yu opens Off the Walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967–2005, an exhibition about Indigenous art and the politics and history of a time of great change in Indigenous affairs.
Fan Di'an, Director, National Art Museum of China
30 September 2011
Fan Di’an, a leading figure in Chinese contemporary art, provided an introduction to the A New Horizon exhibition and discussed Chinese art over the past 60 years, including significant artists and movements.
Fan Di'an, Chen Yuming, Dennis Richardson and Andrew Sayers
29 September 2011
Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of China, Chen Yuming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and Dennis Richardson, Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, open the exhibition that examines Chinese art since 1949.