Lecture | Monuments of Remembrance – Bronwyn Hughes | NGV Australia

Mornington War Memorial 1925, bronze medallion created in 1918 by Dora Ohlfsen (1867-1948), photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2015. Background is of the Somme Valley near Peronne, photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2003.

Mornington War Memorial 1925, bronze medallion created in 1918 by Dora Ohlfsen (1867-1948), photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2015. Background is of the Somme Valley near Peronne, photographed by Bronwyn Hughes, 2003.

Duldig Studio, in association with the National Gallery of Victoria, is proud to present the 2015 Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Monuments of Remembrance by Dr Bronwyn Hughes, art historian and heritage consultant.

The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture was established to commemorate the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and his wife, the artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz).

In this Monuments of Remembrance lecture, Dr Bronwyn Hughes will examine the impetus and values that underpinned the First World War commemoration movement through war monuments of national importance to the seemingly insignificant local memorial. It will  explore how Australian expectations, economies and aesthetics changed in the 1920s and 1930s post-War society and compare commemorations after the Second World War brought new, and sometimes different, responses in the 1950s.

Dr. Bronwyn Hughes is an art historian with specialist research interests in monumental art forms including 19th & 20th century sculpture. She is a long-standing member and immediate Past President of the Public Art Committee of the National Trust in Victoria and a founding board member of the Duldig Studio (2002-2014). Her five-year study of commemorative stained glass in Victoria, Lights Everlasting, was published on-line by the Victorian Government Veterans’ Unit in 2015.

The lecture is in association with NGV’s Follow the Flag: Australian Artists and War 1914-45 exhibition.

For further queries, please contact Duldig Studio via email: sophine@duldig.org.au or via phone: 03 9885 3358.

Date: Saturday 25 July 2015 from 2-3pm

Venue: Theatre A Ground Level, The Ian Potter Centre; NGV Australia Federation Square

Free but bookings required via this website