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Dobell Prize celebrity talks

In conjunction with the Dobell Prize for Drawing 2010


Wednesdays 17 & 24 November 2010, 6.30pm


Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Dobell Prize for Drawing 2010

Richard Glover, 702 ABC Sydney Drive presenter

Can art co-exist with the ordinary, the expected, the day-to-day? Richard Glover has spent 25 years writing about the minutiae of Sydney suburban life in his optimistic and comic pieces for The Sydney Morning Herald and for ABC radio’s Thank God It’s Friday. Here he reflects on his new book Why Men are Necessary, and More News from Nowhere, and the role of the day-to-day and ordinary in this year’s Dobell Prize.


Wednesday 17 November 2010 6:30pm – 7pm

Marty Murphy, comedian and writer

Drawings that got me into trouble
A high school art teacher is imprisoned for armed robbery. Years later her top student fails as a greeting card designer but, on realising he has a talent for depicting violent supernatural events (unsuitable for birthdays or anniversaries), he turns to making low-budget horror films. Can trouble lead to enlightenment? Marty Murphy presents another compelling, if not thoroughly fatuous, argument.


Wednesday 24 November 2010 6:30pm – 7pm