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Art Down Under: Australian Art from the convict years to the modern era

Thu 7th Nov 2024 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Thomas W Roberts, Australian Painter 1856-1931

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Artistic responses to life in the strange new continent were initially seen through European, and especially British, artistic traditions. In the 19th century, Australian Impressionism & the Heidelberg School challenged the dominance of the ‘Victorian’ style, with Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and others producing works which became Australian icons. The First World War was a watershed in Australian and New Zealand history. No longer subservient to Europe, artists now found their own language to depict the unique landscape and culture Down Under. At the same time indigenous artists began to respond to contemporary life, while retaining many of the traditions of their ancestors.

Lecturer: Val Woodgate

Currently Lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, for the Art Fund, the National Trust, U3A, City of London libraries (Barbican and Guildhall), and other organisations. Lectures on Zoom for arts organisations. Formerly Tate Guide for 39 years; member of Teaching Team at Dulwich Picture Gallery, where as well as lectures I gave 50 Study Days; evening courses for DPG; lectures and courses at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; on P&O cruises representing the Tate; lectures at University of Cape Town; script-writer for The Living Paintings Trust.


Thu 7th Nov 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Stalbridge Hall
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road, Stalbridge
Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom.
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The Arts Society Blackmore Vale