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Art Appreciation 2022 Pomp and ceremony: the celebratory role of art

Charles Sims An island festival 1907 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Charles Sims An island festival 1907 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Semester two at the Art Gallery of NSW

Throughout the ages artists have been called upon to create works for joyous celebrations and events across many cultures. 

From ancient Persia to modern New York and contemporary Sydney this year’s Art Appreciation lecture series will explore the role of art, fashion, and design in spiritual, community, cultural and secular celebrations around the world.

Join us for semester two as we continue exploring artistic festivals, ceremonies, parties, and other celebrations that will reveal the important role that artists have played in shaping society. 

Over 18 weeks, learn from leading art historians, curators and scholars from across Australia who will explore the stories of artists, sculptors and designers whose works now help to define their eras. 

Semester two will see the return of lectures to the Art Gallery in the Domain Theatre on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Subscription holders will also receive free access to the online lectures.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available on lower level 3 one hour before the commencement of the lecture.

Art Appreciation 2022 Pomp and ceremony: the celebratory role of art

20 July – 24 November 2022
Wednesdays 6pm
Thursdays 1pm

Domain Theatre

Art Gallery of NSW

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Per lecture

$40 non-member
$30 member

Series subscription

$490 non-member
$360 member

 

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  • Presented by Mikala Tai

    Wednesday 20 July 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 21 July 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Dr Peter Kohane

    This lecture was originally scheduled for 7 and 8 September 2022.

    Wednesday 27 July 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 28 July 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Dr Alex McKay

    Wednesday 3 August 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 4 August 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Dr David Hansen

    Wednesday 10 August 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 11 August 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil

    Wednesday 17 August 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 18 August 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Lorraine Kypiotis

    Wednesday 24 August 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 25 August 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Richard Neville

    Wednesday 31 August 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 1 September 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Angus Trumble

    This lecture was originally scheduled for 27 and 28 July 2022.

    Wednesday 7 September 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 8 September 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Associate Professor Richard Sculley

    Wednesday 14 September 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 15 September 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Susi Muddiman OAM

    Wednesday 21 September 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 22 September 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Nicholas Chambers

    Wednesday 28 September 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 29 September 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Professor Mark Ledbury

    Wednesday 12 October 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 13 October 2022 1–2pm

  • Dr Lisa Beaven replaces Professor Anne Dunlop for this lecture

    Presented by Dr Lisa Beaven

    Wednesday 19 October 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 20 October 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Dr Jessica Priebe

    Wednesday 26 October 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 27 October 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by John Kean

    Wednesday 2 November 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 3 November 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Steven Miller

    Wednesday 9 November 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 10 November 2022 1–2pm

  • Art AppreciationPost-pomp: the rise of private life in 18th century European painting

    Presented by Dr Georgina Cole

    Wednesday 16 November 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 17 November 2022 1–2pm

  • Presented by Dr Andrew Frost

    Wednesday 23 November 2022 6–7pm

    Thursday 24 November 2022 1–2pm

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