The importance of the revolutionary group of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their subsequent influence on British art is well established but the impact of the movement in the Australian colonies has only recently come under scrutiny.
One of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the sculptor, Thomas Woolner, lived and worked in Australia in the early 1850s, and is represented in Australian collections, including the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
In this illustrated talk, Professor Alison Inglis provides an overview of Pre-Raphaelitism in Australia, discussing Thomas Woolner in Australia as well as the family ties, and professional and institutional interactions during the 19th and early 20 centuries that established a remarkable web of cultural connections that continues to the present day.
Alison Inglis is Associate Professor in Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and Co-Director of the Australian Institute of Art History.
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Art Gallery of Ballarat - Level entry from Lydiard Street via self-opening doors. Accessible toilet on the ground floor. Hearing augmentation equipment is available. Small elevator services the two levels. Large power wheelchairs and mobility scooters may require the service elevator to gain access to the second level. All spaces are large and easy to navigate.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350