Artztalk

Continuing the very popular artztalks, another line up of exciting events at Hazelhurst Arts Centre is planned with speakers from Academy Travel.
Artalkz are held in the Hazelhurst Arts Centre theatrette at 2:30pm on the dates shown below and are followed by a Q & A, drinks and nibbles.

Cost of artztalks is $5 for FOH members and $10 for non-members.

Bookings can be made by phoning the gallery on 8536 5700 or at the Hazelhurst Administration Desk.


JULY artztalk – Saturday, July 21st

Barcelona: Movers and Shakers in Modernism with Dr Jeni Ryde

Barcelona

In this talk, Dr Jeni Ryde explores the origins and development of modernism in Barcelona. While Antoni Gaudí enjoys the lion’s share of attention for his extravagant architecture in this genre, the talk will also showcase less known but equally fabulous
‘movers’ and ‘shakers’ who have contributed to an extraordinary period of urban development in Barcelona, which has shaped how we see much of the city today.
Dr Jeni Ryde is an art history specialist and linguist, fluent in Spanish and Italian.

 

 


AUGUST artztalk– Saturday, August 18th

Pompeii: Romancing the Bones with Dr Estelle Lazer

Pompeii

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.

 


SEPTEMBER artztalk– Saturday, September 15th

The art of the Japanese Garden with Dr Kathleen Olive

Japan

Expanses of raked white gravel. Iconic trees – pines, maples, gingko – carefully twisted and pruned into dynamic and sometimes torturous shapes. The soothing drip of water onto stone. The autumn light shining through richly coloured leaves. When you deconstruct them, the elements of a Japanese garden seem so simple that they’re almost banal, yet their combined effect is undeniably engaging and soothing. In this talk, Dr Kathleen Olive investigates the historic roots of Japanese garden design that, like much of the country’s art tradition, developed in isolation from European influence and thus preserves something quintessentially “Japanese”.
Dr Kathleen Olive is a literary and cultural historian whose expertise covers anything from medieval Italy, to contemporary design and fashion, to Japanese Gardens.


Cost of artztalks is $5 for FOH members and $10 for non-members.

Bookings can be made by phoning the gallery on 8536 5700 or at the Hazelhurst Administration Desk.

 

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