Australian Art – Great Southern Land
by 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.