Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey
Strange country: why Australian painting matters
Hear from a leading authority on Australian art, art historian and author Patrick McCaughey.
McCaughey was formerly director of the National Gallery of Victoria and more recently held the position of professor of Australian studies at Harvard University. Returning to Australia with his new book Strange country: why Australian painting matters (Melbourne University Press), McCaughey will explore the ways in which our island continent has made such a distinctive and powerful contribution to art despite our relatively small population. As he does in this latest publication, he will explain the progression and development of a uniquely Australian style of painting and why it forms the core of the Australian experience.
2pm Book signing and refreshments
Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.
Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Cancellation: Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre