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	Image: Nora Heysen Self portrait 1932 (detail) Gift of Howard Hinton 1932 © Lou Klepac

The 2012 Dundas Memorial Lecture

Brilliant careers: women artists in Australia

Julie Ewington, curatorial manager, Australian art, Queensland Art Gallery

In 2012, well over 100 years since the publication of the novel by Miles Franklin that gives this lecture its title, a rich history of participation in the country’s artistic life by women is not only available but increasingly acknowledged. During this entire period, Australian women worked as artists, increasingly in the public domain, and many were closely associated with the Art Gallery of NSW, such as Nora Heysen, Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith and Del Kathryn Barton. Much has changed in Australia over this hundred years however, and this lecture will consider some of the issues, questions, continuities and ruptures that have been involved in the practices and experiences of women working as artists in Australia, up to the present day.

Image: Nora Heysen Self portrait 1932 (detail) Gift of Howard Hinton 1932 © Lou Klepac

Wednesday 21 November 2012, 7.15pm

Free, bookings required

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1740

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium