Day 8: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2015
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.
Dr Susan Scollay is an art historian specialising in the Islamic world, especially artistic exchanges between the Ottoman Empire and its neighbours in Europe, as well as those with Asia. She was the specialist guest co-curator of the exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond at the State Library of Victoria and at the University of Oxford in 2012 and 2013. She also edited the exhibition publication, named in The Art Newspaper in London and New York as one of the best art books of the year, 2013. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
Pre-lecture Refreshments 6.00 – 6.30pm
Lecture | 3.00 – 4.30pm
Inside Great Collections of Europe: Carpets, Textiles & Design
This illustrated lecture ranges across selected European cities with renowned holdings of art from both East and West. Recent international exhibitions, such as Interwoven Globe at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2013) and Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne and the University of Oxford (2012–13), have highlighted historic interaction between eastern and western cultures. Using examples of great works from collections in Istanbul, Budapest, Vienna and London, Dr Scollay will trace cultural exchanges that evolved from early medieval contacts to the major artistic developments of the Renaissance.
Please book online, or contact Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Tel (08) 9492 6750
Booking reference: F1510
Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. refreshments)
Central Institute of Technology
Lecture Theatre, Downstairs Building 1 (Entry off Museum Street)
NORTHBRIDGE, WA 6003