Seminar | S. T. Gill as eyewitness: art as historical evidence | State Library of Victoria

Diggers on the way to Bendigo, ST Gill, 1869

Diggers on the way to Bendigo, ST Gill, 1869

This seminar is part of the Making Public Histories series.

Celebrating the first-ever retrospective of one of Australia’s forgotten artists, S. T. Gill, this seminar reflects on Gill as an ‘eyewitness’ to colonial life in nineteenth century Australia. Join us for the inside story on how historians have used Gill’s works to make sense of the colonial past, from the Victorian goldfields to horse-racing.

Chair: Associate Professor Alison Inglis, University of Melbourne

Speakers: Emeritus Prof. Sasha Grishin (ANU, Exhibition curator), Dr Jan Croggon (Historian, Sovereign Hill Museums Association) and Dr Andrew Lemon (professional historian)

This is a free event, but bookings are essential – click here to book.

This event accompanies the current State Library of Victoria exhibition Australian sketchbook: Colonial life and the art of ST Gill.

Date: September 29, 2015 at 6pm – 7:30pm
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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