Pissarro: The first Impressionist
Summer Program November 05 - February 06
Rendezvous this summer at the Gallery's late-night Wednesday program, Art After Hours. The Gallery celebrates Pissarro, the largest exhibition of a single Impressionist artist ever to be held in Australia, with a range of French-inspired events.
Curators, celebrity chefs, politicians and media personalities discuss Pissarro - the innovative, rebellious and fervent anarchist of 19th century France. The film program, inspired by Emile Zola and Guy de Maupassant, presents the French poetic realist cinema of the 1930s; the café transforms into the Parisian lounge-bar, and much more!
FREE EVERY WEDNESDAY:
5.30pm Exhibition talks*
6.30pm Celebrity talks or concerts
7.15pm Pissarro film program
7.30pm French accordian music in the ArtBar
7.30pm Guided Tours of Pissarro: the first Impressionist*
5.30pm EXHIBITION TALKS*
30 Nov - Terence Maloon, curator of Pissarro
7 Dec - Peter Raissis, curator of European Prints and Drawings
1 Feb - Terence Maloon, curator of Pissarro
8 Feb - Christopher Allen, writer & National Art School lecturer
15 Feb - John McDonald, art critic
6.30pm CELEBRITY TALKS
30 Nov - Bob Carr, former Premier of NSW: Camille Pissarro
7 Dec - Stephanie Alexander, food writer & food activist: Life and food in France
14 Dec - Richard Glover, ABC 702 broadcaster & author: Some things you might not know about Pissarro
4 Jan - Emma Tom, journalist & TV personality: Pissarro, the salon and the Bakers' union
11 Jan - André Frankovits, human rights activist & editor: Pissarro: anarchism and human rights
18 Jan - Patricia Lovell, film producer: The seduction of landscape
25 Jan - Senator Bob Brown, Leader, Australian Greens: Why its not easy being anything else but green
1 Feb - Dr Gerard Vaughan, director, National Gallery of Victoria: The NGV's Boulevard Montmartre and the imaging of city life
6.30pm CONCERTS IN THE 19TH CENTURY GALLERIES
8, 15 Feb
Instrumental ensembles perform in the majestic surroundings of the 19th century Galleries. Organised by Marshall Maguire.
7.30pm FILM PROGRAM
A series of films based on the stories of Emile Zola and Guy de Maupassant who, with a concern for social justice, documented rural and city life. Highlights include: La bête humaine (dir: J. Renoir 1938), Gervaise (dir: R Clement, 1955), Une Vie (dir: A. Austruc). Full details available at www.pissarro.com.au/films
7.30pm LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR
Eddie Bronson plays his favourite French accordian tunes, accompanied by Antoli Torjinski on cello.
Weekly program information at www.artafterhours.com.au
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Telephone: 02 9225 1618
* Free with admission entry