Symposium: This Wondrous Land

NGV Australia

THE SYDNEY BIRD PAINTER Boobook owl (c. 1790-1800) watercolour and pen and ink over pencil 32.2 x 29.8 cm (image); 47.9 x 29.8 cm irreg. (sheet) The Warren Clarke Bequest, 1999

This symposium will feature local and interstate colonial art experts addressing a range of topics relating to this fascinating period of Australian art. Following this symposium attendees are invited to join us for the official launch of the exhibition catalogue at NGV Australia.


Dr Philip Jones,Senior Curator, Department of Anthropology, South Australian Museum;

Dr David Hansen, Senior Researcher, Sotheby’s Australia;

Dr Danielle Clode, author of Continent of Curiosities: A journey through Australian natural history (2006).

Date: Sat 16 Jul, 10.30am–2.30pm (registration from 9.45am)

Cost: $45 Adult / $40 NGV Member / $42 Concession (bookings essential) Bookings 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily) (Event Code P1192)

Venue: Theatre, Ground Level, NGV Australia

Event code P1191

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