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Australian Symbolism exhibition talk

for Open Weekend 2012

Image: Mildred Lovett Vase with pastoral design of dancing figures by Sydney Long 1909 © Estate of Mildred Lovett

Saturday 12 May 2012, 11.00am

Duration 25 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Australian symbolism audio-described tour

For people with visual impairment

Image: Sydney Long Spirit of the plains 1897 (detail) Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Gift of William Howard-Smith in memory of his grandfather Ormond Charles Smith 1940 © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

Sunday 13 May 2012, 12.30pm

Duration 25 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Sunday 13 May 2012, 1.00pm

Duration 25 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Australian Symbolism lectures

Three art historians take a deeper look at Symbolist tendencies in Australian art.

Image: Tom Roberts A study of Jephthah’s daughter (1899) (detail)

Wednesdays 16–30 May 2012, 7.30pm


Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Coffee lectures: Australian Symbolism

With curator Denise Mimmocchi

Image: Tom Roberts Adagio c.1893 (detail)

Thursday 31 May 2012, 10.00am
Thursday 7 June 2012, 10.00am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Wednesdays 6.30pm, 6–20 June 2012


Location: Entrance court
Free

ArtBar: Spyglass Gypsies

Guitar, accordion, clarinet and double bass

Image: Spyglass Gypsies. Clockwise from top-right: Richard Ashby (guitar), Andrew Scott (accordion), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet/saxophone), Shannon Haritos (double bass)

Wednesday 6, 13 & 20 June 2012, 5.15pm & 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Cafe
Free

Australian Symbolism exhibition talks

Specialists discuss their choice of works in the exhibition.

Image: Charles Conder Hot wind 1889 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Wednesdays 6 – 27 June 2012, 5.30pm


Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

What is Symbolism?

A beginner’s guide to Symbolism, from its origins in Europe to Australia

Fridays 15, 22, 29 June 2012
Saturdays 16, 23, 30 June 2012
12.15pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

School holiday workshop for teenagers

Australian Symbolism: The art of dreams

Image: Arthur Loureiro Study for ‘The spirit of the new moon’ 1888 (detail) Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Grant with the assistance of Philip Bacon through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. Celebrating Queensland Art Gallery’s Centenary 1895–1995

Tuesday 3 July 2012, 1.00pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Australian Symbolism drawing sessions

Drawing in small groups

Wednesdays 27 June & 4 July 2012, 7pm & 8pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Charges apply

Australian Symbolism guided tour

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Sydney Long Spirit of the plains 1897 (detail) Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. Gift of William Howard-Smith in memory of his grandfather Ormond Charles Smith 1940 © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 1pm
Wednesdays 7.15pm
14 May – 28 July 2012

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free