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	Image: Dorrit Black The acrobats 1927-1928 (detail)

Sydney students speak

Icons of modernity

Discover the dimensions of modernism in Sydney with the city’s next generation of artists and art historians. Students selected from local universities and art schools discuss one artwork, artist or theme that inspires them.

Image: Dorrit Black The acrobats 1927-1928 (detail)

28 August - 2 October 2013
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Free with exhibition entry

Duration 30 minutes

Related exhibition: Sydney moderns

Stephanie Swanson, University of Sydney

Roy de Maistre Rhythmic composition in yellow green minor 1919

Stephanie is a fourth year media and communications student at the University of Sydney. After working as a state government communications advisor, pursuing a major in art history is a welcome change of pace. Stephanie is fascinated with the logistics and politics of cultural spaces and objects. She spends her spare time performing as a folk singer and dancer.


Wednesday 28 August 2013 5:30pm – 6pm

Francesca McMaster, University of Sydney

Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room 1936

Francesca is a third year arts student majoring in art history and archaeology at the University of Sydney. She has a passionate interest for the art and archaeology of Australia and the ancient Near East. Previously Francesca has volunteered at the Nicholson Museum, Sydney University Gallery and the Sydney University Verge Art Festival.


Wednesday 4 September 2013 5:30pm – 6pm

Miriam Grundy, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

Margaret Preston Grey day in the ranges 1942

Miriam studied art history and theory and French at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and is currently completing the master of art administration postgraduate degree. She has worked with a range of leading Sydney commercial galleries and has undertaken freelance work in arts publishing, at auction houses and in collection management.


Wednesday 11 September 2013 5:30pm – 6pm

Boo Patrick, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

Margaret Preston Flapper 1925

Boo is in her third year of a bachelor degree in art theory at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. She enjoys writing about art and popular culture and edits the COFA zine, Manifesto. Her hobbies include reading, watching anime and playing with her sister’s Ragdoll cat.


Wednesday 18 September 2013 5:30pm – 6pm

Wednesday 2 October 2013 7pm – 7:30pm

Ayar Frantz, University of Sydney

Harold Cazneaux The wheel of youth 1929

Ayar is currently studying art history, Indigenous studies and a master of nursing degree at the University of Sydney. He has a background in community healthcare and development.


Wednesday 25 September 2013 5:30pm – 6pm

Jerry Zylberberg, Curtin University

Grace Cossington Smith The bridge in-curve 1930

Jerry is a second year student majoring in fine arts and visual culture online at Curtin University. He has a professional background in IT and is (gradually) trying to figure out where he belongs in the arts.


Wednesday 2 October 2013 5:30pm – 6pm