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Friday Talk: Celebrating the Centenary of Sidney Nolan 1917-2017

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Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

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Professor Philip Mead and Dr Catherine Noske will delve deeper into historical and literary associations conjured by the artworks of Sir Sidney Nolan. Celebrating Nolan’s Centenary year and highlighting his works in the UWA Art Collection.

Professor Philip Mead is inaugural Chair of Australian Literature School of Humanities and Director of the Westerly Centre. Dr Catherine Noske is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in English and Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and is Editor of Westerly Magazine.

LWAG is an accessible venue. For more information, visit: lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/visitors



Professor Philip Mead

Chair of Australian Literature, English and Cultural Studies and Director, Westerly Centre

Phillip Mead in a dark maroon shirt

Philip Mead is inaugural Chair of Australian Literature and Director of the Westerly Centre. Philip teaches units in Australian Literary Studies, at Honours level, and the English units in the Master of Curriculum Studies (English) course, a collaborative course between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education. He has also taught a MOOC, 'Australian literature: a rough guide' for the Coursera platform.

Philip’s research is at the intersections of national and transnational literary studies, cultural history and theory, poetics, literary education, and digital humanities. He has led nationally competitive research and teaching grants, most recently the ALTC funded project, ‘Australian Literature Teaching Survey’ (2009), the ARC Discovery Project grant for 2010-2012, ‘Monumental Shakespeares: an investigation of transcultural commemoration in 20th-century Australia and England' (with Gordon McMullan, King's College London), and the OLT funded Extension project ‘Update and Expansion of the AustLit Resource Teaching with AustLit site’ (2013-2014).


Dr. Catherine Noske

Lecturer in Creative Writing and Editor, Westerly Magazine

Photograph of Dr Catherine Noske in a black blouse

Dr. Catherine Noske is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia, and editor of Westerly Magazine. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, the subject of a Varuna Fellowship, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award.

Critically, her work focuses on place-making in the contemporary Australian setting, and examining the manner in which creative writing as both a practice and a field of study contributes to concepts of national identity.


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