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Spotlight on the Collection talk series

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In celebration of Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s 90th anniversary, MAG&M Society presents a series of illustrated talks throughout 2020.

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In celebration of Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s 90th anniversary, MAG&M Society presents a series of illustrated talks throughout 2020, focusing on some of the key artists represented in MAG&M’s fascinating collection.

Ranging across the collections, from painting to photography and ceramics, and presented by experts on the artists or the artists themselves, this series is sure to delight and inspire members, artists and the community alike. Funds raised from these Society events will support a significant acquisition to celebrate the Gallery’s 90th year.

Thursday 21 May, 6 – 7.30pm Joan Ross (b.1961)

Joan Ross works with a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, installation, photography, sculpture and video. Her artworks examine globalisation and the legacy of colonialism in Australia, especially concerning its effect on indigenous Australians and drawing attention to the complex and ongoing issues surrounding first contact. Ross won the 2017 Sulman Prize, featured prominently at the 2019 Sydney Contemporary art fair and her work currently features on the Sydney Modern hoarding at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Presented by Joan Ross in conversation with Toby Meagher, Director, Michael Reid Sydney.

Thursday 18 June, 6 – 7.30pm John Olsen (b.1928)

John Olsen focuses primarily on the landscape and is known for his energetic and distinctive painting style. Labelled a figurative, abstract artist, he describes his work as ‘an exploration of the totality of landscape’. In 2006, MAG&M purchased Sydney Harbour - Seaport of Desire, a portfolio of seven prints focussed on Sydney Harbour. In them, you see the artist responding to the rhythmic topography of Sydney’s distinctive landform and landmarks: the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, beaches and people.

Presented by Tim Olsen, Olsen Gallery.

Thursday 16 July, 6 – 7.30pm Elizabeth Cummings (b.1934)

Elisabeth Cummings’ large paintings are distinguished by impastoed surfaces and ebullient colour. Her work shifts between abstraction and figuration and is inspired by the Australian bush yet drawn from memory. Her contribution as a teacher at the National Art School for thirty years from 1969 and as a member of the Wedderburn Artists’ colony have contributed significantly to the story of Australian art. In 2015, Cummings’ paintings featured in the Destination Sydney exhibition at MAG&M, following which she donated a suite of etchings to the collection.

Presented by Randi Linnegar, King Street Gallery on William.

Thursday 20 August , 6 – 7.30pm Lloyd Rees (1895-1988)

One of Australia’s best-loved landscape painters, Lloyd Rees is represented in MAG&M’s collection with four works, including Grecian Memories (above). He was one of the first artists to donate a painting to MAG&M’s fledgling collection in 1924. Sydney Harbour embodied the source of his creative energies for much of his long and productive career, demonstrating the distinctive use of colour and light he was able to achieve in his works. Rees twice won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting and his work featured prominently in MAG&M’s first Destination Sydney exhibition in 2015.

Presented by writer, curator and publisher, Lou Klepac.

Thursday 16 September, 6 – 7.30pm Max Dupain (1911-1992)

Max Dupain produced some of Australia’s most recognised and best-loved Modernist photographs. His pioneering images captured Australian society and culture of the 1940s and 50s, in particular, and he created a series of iconic images on Manly. Dupain’s distinctive and creative approach employed light, focus and angles effectively, challenging the sentimentality of the soft focused nostalgic imagery of the past. MAG&M owns twelve photographs by Dupain, including three recently gifted by Gael Newton, formerly the NGA’s Senior Curator of Photography.

Presented by Adrian Boddy, an Associate of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building UTS and an architectural photographer who travels the country lecturing on Max Dupain and his oeuvre.

Tickets are non-refundable, all purchases final.

Image detail: Max Dupain, Arriving at Manly II, c.1940s, photograph printed by Jill White. Purchased 2002.

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