Talk: Five bells
Hear the story of the poem behind John Olsen's artwork
Kenneth Slessor’s poem Five bells was instrumental in two of John Olsen’s key works: Five bells 1963 and Salute to 'Five bells’, the major commission for the Sydney Opera House in 1972-73.
Hear from Professor Ivor Indyk, Whitlam Chair at the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University, on the poem and its own history and story.
Image: John Olsen Five bells, Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia