Sam Bowker

Art, Design, History, and Khayamiya (Egyptian Tentmaker Applique)

Month: April, 2019

Australian Art – Home & Away

Home and Away

Thanks to the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the FRESH Festival, I have been honored to present a series of lectures on aspects of Australian art history.

In Home and Away, the turn of the century sees radical transformations. Artists and designers worked through their strange dreams to bring new voices into Australian art. From Federation to the First World War and beyond, we sent our artists overseas and brought them home again, laden with new ideas as modern Australians.

This public lecture was held on Thursday 18 April 2019, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, in the E3 Artspace of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, near Wollundry Lagoon and the Civic Theatre.

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Australian Art – Great Southern Land

Great Southern Land 4 April 2019 Sam Bowker

Thanks to the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the FRESH Festival, I have been honored to present a series of lectures on aspects of Australian art history.

In Great Southern Land, our story begins with the first contacts between Indigenous Australians and Europeans. This is a journey through breath-taking artworks that reveal personal narratives, conflict, ancient knowledge and scientific exploration. From these remarkable encounters we strike gold, some blokes go camping, and Australian art changes forever.

This public lecture was held on Thursday 4 April 2019, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, in the E3 Artspace of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, near Wollundry Lagoon and the Civic Theatre.