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Day 1: The South of France and its Painters | Brisbane Lecture Series

27 Jul 2017
  • Brisbane

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Australians Studying Abroad, in conjunction with Brisbane Painting Classes, invites you to join us for this three-part lecture series with David Henderson, award-winning artist & Royal Academy graduate.

Day 1: The South of France and its Painters 

From the late 19th to the mid-20th century, the South of France was associated with some of Modernism’s leading figures; today, their legacy is an essential part of its identity. Some artists like Signac and Cézanne were in search of utopian landscapes, while Picasso imagined the nymphs and fauns of antique mythology playing on its beaches. For the Fauve painters, it was a laboratory in which to develop a new understanding of the role of colour. All were enchanted by this region’s heightened colours and dazzling light.


David Henderson is an award-winning artist & Royal Academy graduate who paints half the year in Italy. After initial studies in architecture in Brisbane, David enrolled in a course in painting at London’s Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1985. The Royal Academy awarded him a prize for painting, and he was twice selected for their annual summer exhibition. David has held many solo exhibitions of his work in Brisbane, Melbourne and London and has been the recipient of several awards and commendations. Until recently, David taught art part-time at various institutions; for many years, he lectured and ran courses in the history of art and design at QUT. David now paints full-time and divides his year between Australia and Italy. David regularly leads tour to France and Italy with Australians Studying Abroad.


Bookings are Essential

Date: Thursday 27 July 2017

Time: 6.00-6.45 pm Lecture, followed by Q & A , followed by light refreshments.

Cost: $10.00 per person per lecture or $25.00 for all three lectures

Reservations: Please book online through Brisbane Painting Classes (see link below)

Venue: Lecture room, Brisbane Painting Classes Studio, 15 Nariel Street, Brisbane, 4010, QLD.

For any queries, please contact ASA on: (03) 9822 6899, Freecall 1800 645755 (outside Melbourne Metro) or email: info@asatours.com.au

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