Symposium, NGV International
Scientific perspectives and the landscapes of Eugene von Guérard
To coincide with the major exhibition Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed.
Reflecting von Guérard’s own engagement with the sciences, this symposium will bring together a range of specialists from different disciplines to discuss von Guérard and the Australian landscape. Specialists in the earth sciences, science historians as well as art historians will present a fascinating array of papers. New material about the artist will also be presented.
Registation from 9.15am
10am Reflections of von Guérard, his patrons and the art market, Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV
10.20am Eugene von Guérard and the future of landscape painting, Ruth Pullin, Guest Curator, NGV
10.50am Science, art and Humboldtian ambitions in mid-19th-century Australia, Rod Home, Professor Emeritus, History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Melbourne
11.20am Morning tea
11.50am Truth to nature: Understanding the scientific precision in Eugene von Guérard’s artistic practise, Michael Varcoe-Cocks, Conservator of Paintings 1850-1950, NGV
12.20pm Art, science and place, Professor Tim Bonyhady, Director, Centre for Climate Law and Policy, ANU
12.50pm Von Guérard’s volcanic landscapes: their significance for modern-day environmental research, William (Bill) D. Birch, Senior Curator, Geology, Museum Victoria
Date: Sat 30 Apr, 10am-1.30pm
Venue: NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt)
Cost: $45 Adult / $40 NGV Member / $42 Concession (includes morning tea, bookings essential)
Information & bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily – Event CodeP1170