LECTURE | Travels of the Lily: from Lake Sentani to the National Gallery.
March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10 – $20
THE OCEANIC ART SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A LECTURE BY CRISPIN HOWARTH.
Wednesday 17 March 2021 at the National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Cellblock Theatre.
6:30pm: Registration 7.00pm: Lecture
Refreshments will be served.
Members $15 | Non members $20 | Students $10
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Please note. Capacity for this event is limited to 70 people.
There is a sculpture of two divergent figures in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. these figures look to be relaxed in each other’s company, it is known as ‘Double Figure’, or, more affectionately as Le Lys – The Lily. The Lily is undisputedly one of the National Gallery of Australia’s timeless masterpieces. Join Pacific Arts Curator Crispin Howarth to follow the travels of the Lily from its indigenous roots to the heart of the Parisian Surrealist scene and onwards over the course of the 20th century crossing the world before settling at the National Gallery, Canberra.
Crispin Howarth is the National Gallery of Australia’s Curator for Pacific Art. Crispin is known for his landmark exhibitions at Australia’s premier art gallery including Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River (2015) and Māori markings: Tā Moko (2019). He has also published over 70 articles on the arts of the Pacific region. Crispin is, however, at his very best when delivering talks on art.
Main image credit: Sentani People, Lake Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia Double figure from a housepost [To-reri uno] 18th century wood. NGA 74.214 – Image courtesy National Gallery of Australia