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Old Masters: Australia's great bark artists

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Programs and events

These special programs and events are being presented as part of the Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists exhibition in Canberra.

Coming up

Old Masters lecture series

Luke Taylor: individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land

Celebrating our Old Masters exhibition, this lecture series ventures into the world of Australian bark painting. It aims to explore the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating cultural art form. Hosted by Genevieve Jacobs from 666 ABC Canberra.

Thursday 5 June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Free
Bookings essential. Book online through Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

Lecture series supported by

666 ABC Canberra

Past programs and events

Old Masters lecture series

Howard Morphy: Meaning in Yolŋu bark paintings, 3 April 2014

Audio and transcript coming soon.

Wally Caruana: Seeing Barks, 6 February 2014
This series explores the dynamism and richness of Indigenous Australian cultural expression and draws on experts who continue to be inspired by this unique and fascinating art and cultural form.

audio_w15 Audio/transcript of Seeing Barks lecture

Australia Day festival, 26 January 2014

Inspired by the exhibitions Old Masters and On Country, visitors enjoyed dancing with Move it Mob Style, bush tucker cooking with Mark Olive, singing with Yamba the Honeyant and Jacinta Price, as well as sand sculpting and printing activities.

More on the Australia Day festival

Discovery Space: Young Masters, 13–24 January 2014

Inspired by the Old Masters exhibition children had fun creating collage masterpieces and documenting their journeys, histories and family stories in our Discovery Space during the January 2014 school holidays.

More on the Discovery Space program

Old Masters exhibition preview breakfast, 3 December 2013

Museum Friends-only exclusive preview of the Old Masters exhibition including a curatorial presentation, exhibition tour and lakeview buffet breakfast.