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	Image: John Singer Sargent Claude Monet painting by the edge of a wood 1885 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 54 × 64.8 cm. Tate collection

Art appreciation lecture series 2017

Site specific: the power of place

In 2017, the Art Gallery Society of NSW Art Appreciation lecture series will explore the intimate and visceral relationship between artists and a particular place, a location that inspires and transforms their art.

Over 36 weeks, and presented by 34 distinguished lecturers, Site specific will enrich our understanding of the mysterious bond between imagination and environment – the genius loci.

Many of the speakers have specialist connections with their subjects, about whom they have written books or curated exhibitions. Major shows at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2017 will feature artists included in the series: American icon Georgia O’Keeffe and 17th-century Dutch landscape artists Ruisdael and Cuyp, whose work is in the Rijksmuseum.

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Wednesdays: Full seriesTerm 1Term 2Term 3

Thursdays: sold out

Individual lectures: see below

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Image: John Singer Sargent Claude Monet painting by the edge of a wood 1885 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 54 × 64.8 cm. Tate collection

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
1 February - 16 November 2017
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Full year: non-member $810, member $580
Per term: non-member $340, member $240
Per lecture: non-member $35, member $25

Term 1: 1 February – 4 May
Term 2: 10 May – 10 August
Term 3: 16 August – 16 November

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Cancellations:
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. With full year or per term tickets, there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Proudly sponsored by
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The power of place for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Michael Brand

 

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Wednesday 1 February 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 2 February 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Nonggirrnga Marawili: Yathikpa

Cara Pinchbeck

 

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Wednesday 8 February 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 9 February 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Claude Lorrain and the Roman Campagna BOOKED OUT

Lisa Beaven

 

Wednesday 15 February 2017 6pm – 7pm
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Thursday 16 February 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Canaletto, Venice and 18th-century view painting BOOKED OUT

David Marshall

 

Wednesday 22 February 2017 6pm – 7pm
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Thursday 23 February 2017 1pm – 2pm
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The art of Lotus Moon, a Buddhist nun in 19th-century Kyoto

Melanie Eastburn

 

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Wednesday 1 March 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 2 March 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Constable: Flatford Mill and the River Stour

Lorraine Kypiotis

Note: Jane Messenger’s lecture ‘Soap suds and whitewash: Turner and the sea’ will now take place on 26/27 April, not 8/9 March as previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.

 

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Wednesday 8 March 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 9 March 2017 1pm – 2pm
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John Olsen: the littoral and the void BOOKED OUT

Deborah Edwards

 

Wednesday 15 March 2017 6pm – 7pm
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Thursday 16 March 2017 1pm – 2pm
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For nation and Empire: George Lambert and Ibrahim Çallı at Gallipoli

Andrew Yip

 

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Wednesday 22 March 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 23 March 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Conrad Martens and Burragalong Cavern

Kathleen Davidson

 

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Wednesday 29 March 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 30 March 2017 1pm – 2pm
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‘…finding a new Beautiful World’: John Glover in Tasmania

David Hansen

 

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Wednesday 5 April 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 6 April 2017 1pm – 2pm
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‘Soap suds and whitewash’: Turner and the sea BOOKED OUT

Jane Messenger

Note: Lorraine Kypiotis’s lecture 'Constable: Flatford Mill and the River Stour’ will now take place on 8/9 March, not 26/27 April as previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.

 

Wednesday 26 April 2017 6pm – 7pm
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Thursday 27 April 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Baltic light: Caspar David Friedrich, the cliffs of Rügen and the northern Romantic sublime

Mark Ledbury

 

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Wednesday 3 May 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 4 May 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Eugene von Guérard and Cape Schanck

Ruth Pullin

 

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Wednesday 10 May 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 11 May 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Sir John Everett Millais: the allure of Scotland

Alison Inglis

 

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Wednesday 17 May 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 18 May 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Millet: Barbizon

Chiara O’Reilly

 

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Wednesday 24 May 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 25 May 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico

Denise Mimmocchi

 

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Wednesday 31 May 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 1 June 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Constantin Brâncuși and the Garden of Jewels

Ron Ramsey

 

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Wednesday 7 June 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 8 June 2017 1pm – 2pm
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John Peter Russell’s France: Belle-Île and Antibes at the fin de siècle

Wayne Tunnicliffe

 

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Wednesday 14 June 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 15 June 2017 1pm – 2pm
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The memory of place: Julie Gough and Judy Watson

Stephen Gilchrist

 

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Wednesday 21 June 2017 6pm – 7pm

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Thursday 22 June 2017 1pm – 2pm

David Hockney: a bigger splash in California

Steven Miller

 

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Wednesday 28 June 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 29 June 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Leng Mei and the mountain estate to escape the summer heat CANCELLED

Stephen Whiteman

 

Wednesday 19 July 2017 6pm – 7pm
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Thursday 20 July 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Colin McCahon and Muriwai

Justin Paton

 

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Wednesday 19 July 2017 6pm – 7pm

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Thursday 20 July 2017 1pm – 2pm

Matisse and the golden light of Collioure

Lorraine Kypiotis

 

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Wednesday 26 July 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 27 July 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Kandinsky and Klee in Tunisia

Roger Benjamin

 

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Wednesday 2 August 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 3 August 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Heidelberg: Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Jane Sutherland

Georgina Cole

 

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Wednesday 9 August 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 10 August 2017 1pm – 2pm
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New York, New York: Frank Hinder, Brett Whiteley and Tracey Moffatt

Craig Judd

 

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Wednesday 16 August 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 17 August 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Land Art: from Robert Smithson’s 'Spiral Jetty' to Agnes Denes’s 'Wheatfield'

Michael Hill

 

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Wednesday 23 August 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 24 August 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Rosalie Gascoigne and the Monaro

Kelly Gellatly

 

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Wednesday 30 August 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 31 August 2017 1pm – 2pm
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The Path: Abdulnasser Gharem's considerations of contemporary Saudi Arabia

Mikala Tai

Note: This lecture was not part of the original series. Justin Paton’s lecture ‘Colin McCahon and Muriwai’ will now take place on 19/20 July, not 6/7 September as previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.

 

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Wednesday 6 September 2017 6pm – 7pm

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Thursday 7 September 2017 1pm – 2pm

Ruisdael, Cuyp and the landscape painters of 17th-century Holland

Peter Raissis

 

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Wednesday 13 September 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 14 September 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori and Bentinck Island

Bruce McLean

 

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Wednesday 20 September 2017 6pm – 7pm

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Thursday 21 September 2017 1pm – 2pm

Monet: from Honfleur to Giverny

Anthea Callen

 

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Wednesday 11 October 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 12 October 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Cézanne and Provence

Anthea Callen

 

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Wednesday 18 October 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 19 October 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Fred Williams and the You Yangs

Deborah Hart

 

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Wednesday 25 October 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 26 October 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Jeffrey Smart’s Posticcia Nuova: a villa with a view

Philip Bacon

 

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Wednesday 1 November 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 2 November 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Max Dupain and the beach

Gael Newton

 

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Wednesday 8 November 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 9 November 2017 1pm – 2pm
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Persian architecture: building with the elements

Christopher Allen

Note: This lecture was not part of the original series and replaces Max Delany’s lecture 'Site and non-site: Ai Weiwei, Bianca Hester and artists of the perpetually provisional’ which was previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.

 

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Wednesday 15 November 2017 6pm – 7pm

Thursday 16 November 2017 1pm – 2pm
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