Lectures & Events

Day 5: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2016

4 Aug 2016
  • Perth

Gremi: Royal Citadel, Georgia - ©-Venemama-Dreamstime.com

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 4 August 2016

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

Crossroads of the Caucasus

From Jason and the Argonauts, to White Russian émigrés fleeing Revolution, the Caucasus has always seemed to outsiders as a luminal place of mystery and escape, on the edge of civilisation, of fog-bound, looming mountains, gnomic prophecies, and secretive, verdant valleys. In reality, this world has been a cockpit of human development for millennia – a place of deep, syncretic and antagonistic faiths, warring empires, and powerful indigenous medieval kingdoms. This lecture will examine the variegated peoples and societies of the Caucasus, whose histories are fundamental to our understanding of the geopolitics of the modern 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
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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