Lectures & Events

Day 2: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2016

17 Apr 2016
  • Perth

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

This day 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 day a success and invite your friends to join you.

 Bernard-HoffertAn Afternoon with Bernard Hoffert, Sunday 17 April 2016

Emeritus Professor Bernard Hoffert was formally Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art and Design, with responsibility for the Faculty’s Higher Degree by Research program and the Faculty’s International and External profile. He contributed to the development of the Monash University Centre in Prato Italy and developed the extensive art and design study program at the Centre. He has lectured and written on art and design in Italy over many years and has published traditional and studio based research related to Italy. He has worked with ASA for more than 30 years, taking tours to all parts of Italy including Sicily.

Lecture 1 | 2.00 – 3.00pm

The Moguls and the Development of an Indo-Islamic Art

Islamic influence existed in the Indian sub-continent from the 8th century through Arab traders, but it was not until the end of the 12th century with the coming of Muhammad of Gur that there was an interaction of indigenous and imported visual traditions. This was first evident in architecture and calligraphy, but with the Moguls extended to painting and sculpture, developing particularly in painting, a style unique in the Islamic world, with the representation of plants, animals and the human figure. Mogul miniature painting is one of the most aesthetically rich and exquisitely delicate arts ever created.

Afternoon Tea | 3.00 – 3.30pm

Lecture 2 | 3.30 – 4.30pm

Spectacle and Faith in South Indian Temple Art

The vast temple complexes of Tamil Nadu offer a remarkable integration of art and architecture. The Meenakshi Temple at Madurai covers 6 hectares with 12 towers covered with spectacular sculptures, painted in the most vivid colours and signalling the importance of faith in every aspect of life. South Indian temple art blends painting, sculpture and architecture in a seamless celebration of faith creating some of the most spectacular visual structures in India and the world.

Bookings Essential

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


Both Lectures – Members $50/ Non-members $60 (inc. afternoon tea)
One Lecture –    Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. afternoon tea)

AGWA Theatrette, enter via James Street Mall

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