The National Gallery of Victoria has an outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite art (ranging from paintings and drawings to textiles and stained glass) – as is demonstrated by the current exhibition, Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In conjunction with this exciting exhibition, various academics, curators and specialists will come together in a symposium to discuss the British Pre-Raphealite movement and its significance in Australia.
The symposium will include a keynote lecture by visiting scholar Dr Barbara Bryant on Australia’s Pre-Raphaelite Collections: the People behind the Portraits. Full details here.
Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with curator Laurie Benson on the Friday morning, the program includes six sessions of speakers over two days.
A detailed program available here.
Presented in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne.
Speakers include Laurie Benson, Shane Carmody, Grace Carroll, Caroline Clemente, Isobel Crombie, Amanda Dunsmore, Lucy Ellem, Vivien Gaston, Bronwyn Hughes, Alison Inglis, Barbara Kane, Nancy Langham Hooper, Anne Neale, John Payne, Juliette Peers, Denise Taylor and Emily Wubben.
Dates: 2 July – 4 July 2015.
Venue: The symposium is taking place over three days at the National Gallery of Victoria International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium.
The keynote lecture by visiting British scholar, Barbara Bryant, titled ‘Australia’s Pre-Raphaelite Collections: the People behind the Portraits’ takes place on Thursday 2 July at 6.30 pm (please note: this is a ticketed event – cost $16 M / $20 A / $18 C). Book details on the NGV website.
The two days of symposium papers (Friday 3 July and Saturday 4 July) are free. Please note: you must still register for the free symposium – see NGV website.