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Lecture Series | A Tale of Three Cities – Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol | NGV International

Christopher Makos Andy Warhol in Tiananmen Square 1982 © Christopher Makos 1982, makostudio.com, Ai Weiwei Chinese 1957– Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1983 from the New York Photographs series 1983‒93 silver gelatin photograph Ai Weiwei Studio © Ai Weiwei

Two artists, three cities. Journeying through similar times and places, though never crossing paths, Andy Warhol’s and Ai Weiwei’s work and life have been shaped by the cities of Beijing, Pittsburgh and New York. How have time and place shaped Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei and their artworks? What legacy have these artists had on the cities they called home? Each week guest speakers explore these questions through the lens of the city: Pittsburgh, New York and Beijing, sharing illustrated insights into Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei’s artistic practice and revealing the impact of the city, time and place on these two influential artists. Purchase series here. Or purchase tickets to individual lectures here. Sat 13 Feb, 2pm – A Tale…

Melbourne Masterclasses: The Life and Legacy of Catherine the Great


The Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne proudly presents a four-part masterclass series in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great is the most famous and longest-ruling female monarch of Russia. Her passion for education, the arts and culture heralded the Golden Age of Russia during the Enlightenment era. As a patron of the arts, Catherine amassed a vast art collection over her thirty-four year reign, which ranged from Old Master of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the newest contemporary art of her day. Within a relatively short time Catherine had amassed a collection that rivalled many of the greatest collections in Europe.…

Lecture | The beginning of the Qing Dynasty | NGV International

Italian 1688–1766, worked in China 1714–66
Qianlong Emperor in ceremonial armour on horseback 清人画弘历戎装骑马像轴Qing dynasty, Qianlong period 1739
coloured inks on silk
322.5 x 232.0 cm
The Palace Museum,

Join the President of NGV Voluntary Guides, Ramona Chua, for an in depth exploration of the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. Discover the history of the Manchus, where they came from and how they came to rule China for 268 years. The Qianlong Emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history where he was a leader of the Golden Age of China. Take a closer look at the paintings and objects created during Qianlong’s reign, and featured in the exhibition. Speaker Ramona Chua, President, NGV Voluntary Guides Date: 11am–12pm, 21st June 2015 Venue: NGV International, Ground Level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets: Cost $16 M / $20 A / $18 C, Code P1539 Booking required: Ph…

Lecture Series at NGV | The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Walter Howell DEVERELL
The grey parrot (c. 1852-1853) 
oil on canvas
53.5 x 35.2 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1913

The NGV is running a lecture series exploring the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as part of their current exhibition Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.  Sat 16 May: Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in the National Gallery of Victoria’ The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are widely recognised as a the most dynamic group of artists to ever work in Britain. They radically shifted the goal-posts of the British art world, changing it forever. The NGV’s holdings of works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are world renowned. The Gallery has been consistently acquiring these works since the 1880s until today. Medieval Moderns is the first comprehensive exhibition of the NGV’s Pre Raphaelites for more than forty years and this talk will focus on the collecting of…

Lecture | 2014 Duldig Lecture – Matthew Martin on Spanish Sculpture | NGV International

Guido Reni Italian 1575–1642 Saint Sebastian (San Sebastiano) 1615–20 oil on canvas 170.5 x 133.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00211) Spanish Royal Collection

Blood and Tears: Seventeenth-century Spanish sculpture Dr Matthew Martin, Curator, Decorative Arts & Antiquities at the NGV The Counter-reformation saw the rise of a new, more intense kind of realism in seventeenth-century Spanish art. Painters and sculptors sought to create images of Christ, the Virgin, and saints which were as lifelike and accessible as possible. This realism was starkly austere, emotionally gripping, and even gory, intended to shock the senses and stir the soul. While the painters of this period, like Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán, are ranked amongst the great masters of European art, the sculptors who were their contemporaries are largely unknown outside Spain. This lecture will explore the place of these artists and the masterpieces they…

Lecture and Discussion Series | Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800 | NGV Melbourne

Titian Italian 1485/90–1576 Philip II (Filippo II) 1551 oil on canvas 193.0 x 111.0 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00411) Spanish Royal Collection © Museo del Prado 2009

In association with the  exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado’  the NGV is presenting a series of lectures on Italian art and Spanish patronage, 1500-1800. The lectures will touch on topics including art and patronage, Renaissance painting, the art of the Italian Baroque, and more. The Saturday lectures will be followed by Monday night Discussion Groups that will take place in the exhibition space. The lectures will be presented by local art historians who are recognised international experts on the history of Italian art and Spanish patronage between 1500-1800 centuries. All lectures take place at 2pm. Saturday 17 May 2pm | Colour in the Renaissance: Raphael, Correggio and Titian |  David Marshall, Principal Fellow, Art History, The…

Lecture Series | The Silk Route in History

Shirdar Medresa, Samarqand, Photograph Chris Wood.

The State Library and ASA Cultural Tours (Australians Studying Abroad) are presenting a series of illustrated lectures that explore the diverse economic, political, ethnic, religious, architectural and artistic interactions throughout the Silk Route. The Silk Route – also known as the Silk Road – played a vital role in world history as an economic network. It was also an important zone where diverse peoples and their beliefs and cultures interacted. These lectures address the Silk Route’s history over millennia as well as its present role in the post-Soviet republics and the burgeoning powerhouse of China. Dates Sunday 20 October 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Sunday 20 October 2013, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Sunday 27 October 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Sunday 27 October 2013,…

Lecture | The Trauma of the Political – or, Catch Me I’m Falling (into the Ambivalent Arms of Law)

gertrude contemporary discipline

Gertrude – Discipline Contemporary Art Lecture Series The Trauma of the Political – or, Catch Me I’m Falling (into the Ambivalent Arms of Law) Dr Juliet Rogers in conversation with Maria Tumarkin There is an excitement about falling that betrays itself in images and experiences of the flesh, from Richard Drew’s capture of the Falling Man during September 11, 2001, to climate change activists’ depictions of the psychosis of not believing we will hit the ground, and the suspended nature of the work of William Kentridge. Art and falling go hand in hand, Rogers suggests, and so too does politics. We can see the current politics of the liberal democratic, in which sovereign aggression is excused by sovereign care. Where…

Art History Lectures and Discussion at Melbourne Free Uni

Raphael, The Engagement of Virgin Mary, 1504 Oil on panel, 170 x 117 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

The Melbourne Free University is running a series of free lectures and discussions on art history as part of its 2013 program. These will run on Tuesdays from February 19th until March 26th. Details of some of the sessions are below, see the MFU website for further updates. Dates: Tuesdays from 19th February, 6:30-8pm Venue: Some Velvet Morning, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill About MFU The Melbourne Free University runs courses on a range of different topics. Scroll down the page to see all the courses we’ve run in the past, and click on the links for full details of each course, including recordings of each session. Sessions generally include a 45 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute open…

Lecture | Isobel Crombie – Shadow Catchers: The history of the photogram

Simone Douglas, 'Surrender (collision) 111, 1998, Type C photograph, 49 x 67cm.

Shadow Catchers – The history of the photogram This lecture explores the intriguing history of photograms and the resurgence of interest in these camera-less images by contemporary photographers. Speaker Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV Cost $18 Adult / $12 NGV Members / $14 Concession / FREE for tertiary students just present student card at entrance to theatre. Date: Friday 14th September, 2pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Level G, NGV International Information & bookings Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1282 ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on  

Lectures | CCP 2012 Lecture Series


Join CCP for the 2012 Lecture Series, surrounded by the exhibition CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, curated by Kyla McFarlane. Entry by gold coin donation. Hear from internationally renowned artists Richard Billingham (UK) and Anne Noble (NZ); Kim Simon, Curator of Gallery TPW, Toronto and Sandra Barnard (NSW), one of Australia’s formost fine art hand-printers. Thursday 23 August 6pm RICHARD BILLINGHAM (UK) Artist talk UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice. Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994, whilst still a student, some photographs he’d made originally as research for his paintings were included in the exhibition Who’s Looking at the Family? at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. In 1997…

Pop Up Lecture Cycle | John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1945-2012

Mike Kelley, Day is done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2005

John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1954-2012 Wednesday 22 August  2012 at MUMA, NGV and Ian Potter Museum of Art A pop-up lecture cycle on the life and work of celebrated Los Angeles contemporary artist Mike Kelley delivered by co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Kelley scholar, Professor John C. Welchman, University of California San Diego. The cycle of three public lectures are a collaboration between Monash University, National Gallery of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Extracurricular activities: Mike Kelley’s Day is Done (2005) 10am – 12 noon Venue: Monash University Museum of Art,Lecture theatre G1.04, Monash University Mike Kelley’s epic Day is Done (2005) or Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #2–32 (2004–2005), takes the form of a rambunctious musical-cum-vaudeville video review chopped into…

Lectures | Revealing the Collections of Melbourne University


Revealing the Collections This program of lectures will showcase some of the rich but little known collections of art and visual culture held at the University of Melbourne. In addition to one of the largest art collections in Victoria, the University houses collections in such diverse areas as classics and archaeology, international Indigenous cultural material, decorative arts, 20th century poster designs, decorative arts, public sculpture and artists’ archives. Come and listen to a series of lectures by art historians, educators and students, who give their insights into the history and significance of their favourite collections.This program of lectures is hosted by the Art History Program in the School of Culture and Communication. Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Theatre A, Melbourne University, Parkville.…

Public Lectures | Taylor and Sangster Lectures on two German Gardens


Andrew Lowth on the Berlin Botanic Garden and David Marshall on the Garden Realm of Woerlitz The Garden Realm of Woerlitz is a group of ‘palaces’ and gardens in Anhalt Saxony whose origins lie in the Enlightenment of the late eighteenth century. This massive and fascinating cultural environment features extensive waterways, follies (including an erupting Vesuvius) and gardens based on the English landscape style. Woerlitz was established by Duke Leopold III for the pleasure and education of the public and has always welcomed visitors.  David Marshall Constructed between 1887 and 1910, the Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem comprises an area of 126 acres. Beckoning like an oasis from the southwest of Berlin, it is is the city’s ‘green jewel’. Together with the Botanical Museum,…

Public Lecture | Enjoy Your Diversity: the 1960’s Revisited – Patrick McCaughey


Enjoy Your Diversity: the 1960’s Revisited Patrick McCaughey When Clem Greenberg came to Australia in 1968, he admired a lot of Australian painting, more the older moderns than the young mods. But his parting words were: “Enjoy your diversity.”  Few took much notice and the 60s has been generally characterised as the time of the young abstractionists with some pop thrown in, ending with the first bits and pieces of Conceptualism.  Indeed these were striking new forces on the landscape and so quickly embraced by the institutions.  Even the NGV bought from all those exciting first solo shows – Ball, Jacks, Hickey, Hunter etc.  The era did have a certain electricity to it: it was the decade of the sell…