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In conversation Jackie Dunn and Richard Johnson

Henri Matisse 'The sorrow of the king (La tristesse du roi)' 1952.

Henri Matisse The sorrow of the king (La tristesse du roi) 1952 (detail), Centre Pompidou, Paris, MNAM-CCI, purchased by the state, 1954 AM 3279P, © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency 2021, photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI / Philippe Migeat / Dist RMN-GP

Hear Art Gallery of NSW curator Jackie Dunn and exhibition designer Professor Richard Johnson AO MBE in conversation as they delight in the art of Henri Matisse, who transformed the art world. They will discuss the collaborative process behind the exhibitions Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Matisse Alive which have recently opened at the Art Gallery.

A founding director of the multi-disciplinary design practice Johnson Pilton Walker, Johnson has designed numerous exhibitions for the Art Gallery including the 2017 blockbuster Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum. He is more widely known for his role in creating some of Australia’s best-loved cultural spaces, including the Art Gallery’s Asian wing and the refurbishment of the Sydney Opera House with Joern Utzon. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for distinguished service to architecture, visual arts and the museums and galleries sector. He is currently an honorary professor at UNSW and serves on the City of Sydney Design Advisory Panel and the Public Art Advisory Panel.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

In conversation Jackie Dunn and Richard Johnson

Wednesday 8 December 2021
6pm 

Duration 30 minutes

John Kaldor Family Hall

Art Gallery of NSW

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Free, no bookings required