Lectures & Events

Day 4: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2015

11 May 2015
  • Perth

ASA in conjunction with Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

This evening is part of a rich lecture series that will immerse Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Australians Studying Abroad friends and travellers in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists. Please help us make this evening a success and invite your friends to join you.


 Chris-WoodAn Evening with Christopher Wood, Monday 11 May 2015

Art historian and historian Chris Wood pioneered cultural tourism when he founded Australians Studying Abroad in 1977 and has since led over 150 tours to some 45 countries. He has taught at Melbourne, Monash and LaTrobe universities and America’s Rhode Island School of Design. He has published two books on architectural history and tourism theory and written many chapters for edited editions. He has made a documentary film on Tuscany and been a guest many times on ABC radio. He has also given public lectures throughout Australia and in the US and his photographs have been published in some 350 books and magazines.


Pre-lecture Refreshments 6.00 – 6.30pm


Lecture | 6.30 – 7.30pm

Romania: A Treasure Trove of Artistic Diversity

Explore Romania’s fascinating cultural complexity, arguably the most diverse in Europe. Redolent with mystery Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania, separated from each other by the densely forested arc of the Carpathian Mountains, harbour an extraordinary medieval, Renaissance and Baroque visual culture. This illustrated lecture will demonstrate how ideas and forms from ancient Greek colonists, nomadic Scythians, Rome, Byzantium, Hungary, Austria, Poland, and the Ottoman and Russian Empires interacted with indigenous culture to create a fascinating assortment of Eastern Orthodox churches and monasteries, German medieval towns, great castles and caravanserai that sit alongside one of Europe’s most vital folk cultures


Bookings Essential

Reservations
Please book online, or contact Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Tel       (08) 9492 6750
Email  friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au
Booking reference: F1505

Cost
Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. refreshments)

Venue
Central Institute of Technology
Lecture Theatre, Downstairs Building 1  (Entry off Museum Street)
NORTHBRIDGE, WA 6003

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