Lectures & Events

Day 3: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2015

7 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, Thursday 7 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

Travelling to Santiago de Compostela: Art and Architecture on the Pilgrim Route

This illustrated lecture first addresses the visual culture of the medieval pilgrim route to the shrine of the Apostle James at Compostela. We begin with the distinctive architecture of great churches like St Sernin, Toulouse, and St Foi, Conques, and then explore the sculptural decoration of pilgrim churches, including the sublime Last Judgement images of Autun, Moissac, Conques and Santiago de Compostela. We then ask the fascinating question: What prompted pilgrims to make this dangerous 6-month journey to the northwest corner of Spain? We end by analysing who stood to gain from this medieval version of mass tourism.

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
Booking reference: F1504

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

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

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