Celebrity events: Renaissance to Goya
Talks and performances
Choral and dance performances fill the Gallery with Spanish culture, and an acclaimed artist discusses the ongoing importance of drawing with one of Australia’s favourite interviewers.
Image: Michael Zavros
The Choir of St James' directed by Warren Trevelyan-Jones
Based at Sydney’s oldest church, The Choir of St James’ is one of Australia’s foremost choirs and has an excellent reputation at home and abroad. The Choir consists of around a dozen professional singers and maintains a busy schedule of concerts including their own subscription series at St James’, recordings and tours in addition to choral services on Wednesdays and Sundays. Director Warren Trevelyan-Jones has sung with many of Europe’s best vocal ensembles including The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen and was a member of the Choir of Westminster Abbey for eight years. They join us to perform a repertoire of early Spanish music including pieces by Victoria, Guerrero, Morales and Lobo.
Wednesday 23 October 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Michael Zavros in conversation with Richard Morecroft
Brisbane-based Michael Zavros is one of Australia’s most prominent mid-career artists. Exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, Michael has been a five-time Archibald Prize finalist and won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2010. In 2012 he won the Gallery’s inaugural Bulgari Art Award. Michael joins TV presenter Richard Morecroft to talk about his career and to reflect on the importance of drawing to his contemporary art-making practice.
Wednesday 30 October 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Diana Reyes Flamenco Dance Company
The Diana Reyes Flamenco Dance Company specialises in – and is recognised for – its high standard of dance and music in the art of ‘pure flamenco’. Join Australia’s foremost flamenco dancer/choreographer, Diana Reyes, and her company for a powerful and passionate performance. Diana studied flamenco dance in Madrid and performed in Spain and Europe before returning to Australia to establish her own company. Having produced successful programs of flamenco dance throughout Australia, her studio is also a well-known training ground for flamenco dancers and guitarists.
Wednesday 6 November 2013 6:30pm – 7pm