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Day 3: The Painters of Venice | Brisbane Lecture Series

31 Aug 2017
  • Brisbane

Australians Studying Abroad, in conjunction with Brisbane Painting Classes, are pleased to offer a three-part lecture series by David Henderson, award-winning artist, Royal Academy graduate & ASA Group Leader.

Day 3: The Painters of Venice

Venice has not only been home to a prominent school of painting, but also a magnetic destination for foreign artists. While Canaletto and Guardi brought a local knowledge of the city to their canvasses, for J.M.W. Turner it presented a vision of romantic decline. The luminous atmosphere, water reflections and dense patterns of architecture made Venice an irresistible subject for the Impressionists, and above all for John Singer Sargent, whose example continues to influence artists to this day.


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 31 August 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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