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