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Spotlight on the Collection talk series

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Manly, NSW 2095

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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 20 February, 6 – 7.30pm Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo (1870-1955)

As one of MAG&M’s founding artists, Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo is represented in the collection with 120 works, Australia’s largest archive of his paintings. Well-known as a portrait painter, Rubbo’s plein air paintings in the Post-Impressionistic style include collection favourites such as East Esplanade, Manly (above)which he was painted while living in Manly around 1916-18. As a dedicated and flamboyant teacher, Rubbo encouraged students to actively experiment, inspiring a whole generation of Australian painters to adopt a Modernist approach.

Presented by Emma Collerton, Curator, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, who has had a long interest in Rubbo’s work and curated a focus exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW some years ago.

Thursday 19 March, 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 April, 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.

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

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