National Gallery of Victoria's series of Art in Focus are online events of talks with speakers who are Curators and Conservators at the NGV. There are three dates, held weekly; all on a Tuesday from 12pm to 12.30pm.
9 Jun - The First Cloud - Speakers: Dr. Ted Gott, Senior Curator & Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art, NGV
16 Jun - Another Side of Grace Crowley - Speakers: Beckett Rozentals, Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, & Raye Collins, Conservator of Paintings, NGV
23 Jun - Robe à la Française - Speakers: Skye Firth, Senior Conservator, Textiles & Danielle Whitfield, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV.
For a reminder of the event via Facebook, click GOING on each event page. Follow the links given for tickets on the day, ten mins before the scheduled start time. Join via the Webex link in the ticket section of the event and provide the event password which you'll find on each event page.
First up on the 9th (PW: Cloud@0906) is a 19th Century painting capturing the first argument in a marriage. Learn more about the composition, technique, and symbolism of William Quiller Orchardson's story behind his painting. Another story to tell (PW: Grace#1606), modernist Australian painter Grace Crowley's Portrait (1939) includes the incredible discovery of a second painting that was uncovered by conservators during treatment. This sounds like an online talk with a lot of exciting discoveries to unfold.
Last but not least in the series (PW: Robe#2306), has you considering the emblem of 18th Century style of a sack-back gown that was once one of the biggest aristocratic trends of its time. It celebrated all that cried out conspicuous consumption and elaborate display. Hear the secrets behind conserving and readying for display this exuberant Rococo style of costly materials and remarkable form.