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Artistic Diaspora: An exploration of the Italian cultural legacy in WA

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, WA 6009

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Artistic Diaspora: An exploration of the Italian cultural legacy in WA

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia.

In celebration, join us for a panel conversation exploring the contribution of artists with an Italian heritage who have lived and worked in Western Australia. Featuring historian Dr Robyn Taylor and artists Galliano Fardin, Patrizia Tonello and Caterina Franz.

Moderated by Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA.

Refreshments provided. Doors open at 5.30pm, join us for a drink before the talks begin at 6pm.

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA

In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.

This event is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct.

Image: Greg James, Pietro Porcelli, 1993, bronze, Kings Square, Fremantle. Image courtesy of the artist.

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