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	Image: Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge c1932 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Celebrity talks: Making modernism in Sydney

What was modernism and how did it transform this city?

Based in Sydney, artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith were in touch with the impulse of the city in the 1920s and 30s that transformed Sydney into a modern metropolis.

Join us for two conversations at Art After Hours as architect Penelope Seidler and artist Cressida Campbell reflect on the era and its enduring impact on the Emerald City.

Image: Margaret Preston Sydney Bridge c1932 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesdays 6.30pm
19, 26 July 2017

Free

No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

Seidler’s Sydney modernism

What was (and is) the impact of modernist architecture? Where can it be found in Sydney’s skyline and how does it continue to influence architects and designers today? Architect and arts patron Penelope Seidler talks with Caroline Butler-Bowdon of Sydney Living Museums about the modernist movement in Australia and how the work of the architectural practice Harry Seidler & Associates influenced Sydney’s architectural landscape.

 

Wednesday 19 July 2017 6:30pm – 7pm

Cressida Campbell in conversation with Simon Marnie

Living and working in Sydney made a deep impact on the artistic practices of Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. How does the city and harbour continue to impact artists today? Join artist Cressida Campbell in a conversation with ABC’s Weekend Mornings host Simon Marnie about the artistic inspiration of Sydney.

 

Wednesday 26 July 2017 6:30pm – 7pm