Friends of Hazelhurst are always looking for great ways to support the arts in the Sutherland Shire.
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View the exhibition, hear a talk, join the retro art making, take a guided tour, browse the vintage stalls and classic car display in the gardens while enjoying the 60’s retro music, fashion parade and dance on Hazelhurst lawn. Plus – photo booth and much more!
Pompeii: Romancing the Bones with Dr Estelle Lazer
Saturday, 18 August @ 2:30 pm
In 1834, Edward Bulwer Lytton’s historical novel, the Last Days of Pompeii, was published. It was an immediate success and has been in print ever since. One of the devices he used for the basis of his characters was to re-flesh skeletons that he had seen or had been reported, using circumstantial evidence from associated artefacts and context to invest these victims with lives, personalities and names they almost certainly never had. This approach has had an enduring influence on the interpretation of victims of the AD 79 eruption to the present. This lecture will investigate why the Bulwer Lytton approach has been so compelling. Dr Estelle Lazer is an archaeologist with an international reputation for her work on the human victims of Pompeii.
Artalkz are held in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre theatrette
Cost is $5 for Friends of Hazelhurst members
$10 for non-members.
Bookings can be made by phoning the gallery on 8536 5700 or at the Hazelhurst Administration Desk.