DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
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Symposium — The Edwardians: secrets and desires
Friday 24 September 2004
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art London UK
in conjunction with
Menzies Centre for Australian Studies London UK

Edwardians: secrets and desires symposium
National Gallery of Australia

12 and 13 March 2004

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A Symposium was held at the National Gallery of Australia in conjunction with the exhibition on Friday 12 March and Saturday 13 March 2004.

International Keynote Speakers were Professor Kenneth McConkey, Dean of School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University who presented a paper entitled British and American artists in Paris 1890–1910 and Christine Riding, Curator, Tate Britain, who presented Old masters and Edwardian portraiture: Gainsborough’s Blue Boy.

Other speakers included:

  • Dr Anne Gray, Assistant Director, Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, and the curator of the exhibition
    Art and Artifice
    ;
  • Dr Ann Galbally, Associate Professor, School of Art History, Cinema, Classics and Archeology, University of Melbourne
    The Outsider. Charles Conder's European reputation;
  • Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria
    Collecting Edwardian art for the NGV;
  • Angus Trumble, Yale Centre for British Art, USA
    Edwardian Colonial Baroque: The Portrait of Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham by John Singer Sargent;
  • Ron Radford, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
    Federation Landscapes;
  • Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Women of Today: female artists in the Edwardian era;
  • Professor Sasha Grishin, Convenor, Art History, Australian National University
    Australians Abroad;
  • Dr Andrew Montana, Lecturer, Art History, Australian National University
    tutti Louis

For further information:
Dr Anna Gray Assistant Director, Australian Art, NGA
Susan Herbert Head of Education and Public Programs, NGA

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