FREE UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE GALLERY
This month enjoy a diverse program of events inspired by the current exhibitions Translucent World: Chinese jade from the Forbidden City and One Sun One Moon. The Westerns: Outlaws and Outsiders film program commences in the lead up to the major Sidney Nolan exhibition and the ArtBar features performances on the bamboo flute and didjeridu.
CELEBRITY CONCERTS & TALKS 6.30pm
10 Oct. Jason Yat-sen Li, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, discusses Jade
17 Oct. William Barton, didjeridu, & the Sculthorpe String Quartet with Timothy Constable, percussion, concert in association with One Sun One Moon
24 Oct. Romano Crivici, piano and Mark Atkins, didgeridu, concert in association with One Sun One Moon
31 Oct. Aden Ridgeway, Boomalli Aboriginal artists’ co-operative patron and former Federal Senator discusses One Sun One Moon.
SPECIAL LECTURE 7.30pm
17 Oct. Mark Stocker, discusses Bertram Mackennal’s coin, medal, stamp designs and sculpture
EXHIBITION TALKS 5.30pm
17 Oct. Ray Tregaskis, oriental art specialist, in conjunction with Translucent World Chinese jade from the Forbidden City*
24 Oct. Professor Howard Morphy, Director of the Research School of Humanities
Head of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research in conjunction with One Sun One Moon
24 Oct. Natalie Seiz, assistant curator/registrar Asian Art, on the Asian Collection
31 Oct. Gary Carsley, artist, discusses his current exhibition Scenic root
31 Oct. Matt Poll, Artistic Director of Boomalli Aboriginal artists’ co-operative discusses One Sun One Moon
* In the exhibition space. Admission fee applies.
GUIDED TOURS 7.15pm
Bertram Mackennal (except 17 October)
Translucent World: Chinese Jade from the Forbidden City
MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR 7.30pm
10 Oct. Chai Chang Ning, bamboo flute performance
17, 24 & 31 Oct. Adam Hill, didjeridu performance
FILM PROGRAM 7.15pm
Imperial China in association with Translucent World
Tracing the rich cultural tapestry of China, this cinematic history reflects on mythological, artistic, social, historical and political events while dynastic monarchies rise and fall, rival warriors battle for supremacy, and war and revolution give way to chaos.
10 Oct. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dir: Ang Lee, 2000
17 Oct. Raise the Red Lantern, Dir: Zhang Yimou, 1991
Westerns: Outlaws and Outsiders
Films commence 24 Oct (Sidney Nolan exhibition opens 2 November)
Like Nolan’s paintings, Westerns often depict the discordance of the land, people, history and mythology. This upcoming series of outstanding Westerns demonstrates a gothic, even surreal cinematic aesthetic – a sense of space, distance, mystery and transcendence.
24 Oct. High noon, Dir: Fred Zinnemann, 1952
31 Oct. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Dir: John Huston, 1948
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW IN OCTOBER
Dobell Prize for Drawing until 4 November
Translucent World: Chinese jade from the Forbidden City until 11 November
Bertram Mackennal until 4 November
One Sun One Moon until 9 December
Boomalli until 28 October
The Surreal aesthetic until 14 October
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro until 14 October
Modern British watercolours and drawings until 14 October
Weekly program information at www.artafterhours.com.au
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