Dr Gordon Nick
N G Glover
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Presented by - DR. NICK GORDON - Arts Society Lecturer
It’s often said that the Australian landscape posed unique problems for artists trained in a European tradition. But the history of Australian landscape painting is far more complex. In this lecture Dr Nick Gordon shows how Australian landscape painters helped craft ideas of Australianness, from a specifically Australian national identity in the 19th century to a confident cosmopolitanism in the 1960s.
Dr Nick Gordon holds a University Medal (2003) and PhD (2009) in history from the University of Sydney. He has taught European history at the University of Sydney (2004-2009), the history of political thought at Western Sydney University (2009-14), and architectural history at the University of NSW. He has lectured regularly on art and history topics for the Nicholson Museum, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, the WEA Sydney and Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education. He has led art- focused tours for Academy Travel since 2007, principally to Europe and Australia. He is also an artist and brings his deep knowledge of materials, techniques and the insights of his “artist’s eye” to his analyses of art in his lectures.
Raffle prizes for this lecture will be the following book(s):
A Painted Landscape
by Amber Creswell Bell
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 first pick.
The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.