Join Jeffrey Smart exhibition curators Dr Deborah Hart and Dr Rebecca Edwards in the James Fairfax Theatre as they introduce the art and life of Jeffrey Smart.
Smart found inspiration in the formal beauty of the most commonplace scenes, including deserted suburbs, roads and freeways, lone figures and the patterns and shapes of street signs, fences and apartment blocks. Insisting that there were no stories behind his work he often claimed he only cared about geometry. It is however, impossible to avoid imaginative readings of his work. This conversation will address the complex and subjective nature of Smart’s paintings featured in the exhibition.