Film screening and talk: The wolf in Australian art
A look at the life and art of Danila Vassilieff
Member, Lecture / symposium, Film
Australian artist and personality Danila Vassilieff (1897-1958) is the subject of the compelling documentary The wolf in Australian art, produced and directed by Richard Moore based on the book by Felicity St John-Moore.
During the 1940s when individualism was ‘in the air’, Vassilieff liberated a group of younger painters – Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and John Perceval – to paint their own original visions.
This film establishes the link between Vassilieff and Nolan and shows how Vassilieff’s art led directly to Nolan’s Kelly series, including First-class marksman in the Gallery’s collection.
2-2.40pm: Film screening
3–3.30pm: In conversation with Richard Moore and Felicity St John Moore, followed by Q & A and refreshments
Saturday 30 July 2016, 2pm
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Related galleries: Australian galleries
Image: Danila Vassilieff Fitzroy street scene (1937) (detail) © Heide Museum of Modern Art