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	Image: John Olsen Five bells, Art Gallery of New South Wales © John Olsen, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

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

Saturday 20 May 2017, 1pm

Free with exhibition entry

No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery

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