Ian Burn memorial lecture 2003
After the field: Adventures of an ex-ex pat

John Stringer, Curator of the Kerry Stokes Collection

14 October 2003

The National Gallery of Australia will this Friday host the seventh Ian Burn Memorial Lecture as a highlight of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (aaANZ) Annual Conference.

The Australian artist and writer, Ian Burn (1939-93) was a major figure in conceptual art in the late 1960s and with Art & Language, New York.

Since 1996, the annual lecture has been delivered by a major international artist, writer or curator, with some significant relation to Ian Burn. This year’s speaker, John Stringer, now Curator of the Kerry Stokes Collection, worked with Burn when he curated The Field exhibition in 1968 for the inauguration of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Based on his professional engagement overseas in the fine arts for a period approaching two decades, Stringer will discuss developments and issues identified with the 70s and 80s and give personal observations on the relationship between the megalopolis and regional

The Ian Burn Memorial Lecture has involved artists and writers who have played a crucial role in the history of conceptual art. Past speakers include Mel Ramsden, Adrian Piper, Alan Sekula and Paul Wood. Other previous speakers have been Australian art historians, Geoffrey Batchen and Virginia Spate.

Friday 5 December 6pm
James O. Fairfax Theatre
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Parkes ACT

For further information, please contact Public Programs on +61 2 6240 5624 or email daryl.shires@nga.gov.au