Monday, February 28
STREAM OF FIRE AND
TONGUES OF FLAME
A Short History of the Art of Glass
by Geoffrey Edwards.
This lecture traces the ancient and remarkable history of glass as an art form, which references works in major public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
the lecture also refers to glass-related imagery. and symbolism in the visual arts, film, and literature - A tradition that ranges in time and type from biblical allusion and Chaucerian dream visions of glass temples through to the novels of Daphne du Maurier, the films of Orson Wells, the poetry of Les Murray, and recent science fiction.
Geoffrey Edwards was the Director of the Geelong Art Gallery. Prior to this appointment, he held Senior Curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria where he was in charge of the collections of International and Australian sculpture and Melbourne's celebrated holdings of ancient, antique, and modern glass. He is also the Senior Sculpture Curatorial Advisor for Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park.
HELP SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF ART
Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes the first pick. The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.