Short Talks Afternoon: British Watercolours in the National Gallery of Victoria

William Blake, Dante running from the three beasts - Illustration to The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Inferno I, 1-90), 1824-1827, penn and ink and watercolour over pencil, 37.0 x 52.8 cm (sheet), Felton Bequest, 1920, NGV.

Hear about the NGV’s significant collection of British watercolours and how it was assembled, and the rise of the “exhibition” watercolour in the 19th century that sought to rival oil painting in size, brilliance of colour and effect.

Speakers Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV, Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, The University of Melbourne and Caroline Clemente, freelance art historian

Date: Sun 6 Nov, 2– 4.30pm

Cost: $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession & Student (includes afternoon tea, bookings essential)

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd.

Bookings and Information: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event code P11247.