$35

Out of the Vaults: French Surrealism on Bastille Day

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

State Library of New South Wales

Gallery Room, Ground Floor

Mitchell Building

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

... this falsely triumphal and multicoloure
cortège is definitely nothing other than the
burial of a cadaverous and mummified age.

This quote from the 1925 Surrealist Manifesto illustrates how dark the world view had become for some French writers in the wake of the First World War. Join us for this special Bastille Day event where we will bring out rare surrealist and symbolist texts donated to the Library by Randolph Hughes. Curator Geoff Barker will discuss Hughes’ life and the background to some of these texts.

Drinks and light refreshments included.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

State Library of New South Wales

Gallery Room, Ground Floor

Mitchell Building

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved