Public Galleries Association of Victoria

BOOK LAUNCH & PANEL DISCUSSION: A HISTORY OF VICTORIA’S REGIONAL GALLERIES, CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS

To mark the launch of the book, Art for the Country: The story of Victoria’s regional art galleries  at Melbourne Art Book Fair, join author Dr Donald Edgar OAM in discussion with Margaret Rich OAM, former Director of Geelong Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Svetlana Karovich, former Director of Benalla Art Gallery and Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum. The panel will be convened by Jane Clark, Senior Research Curator at MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.

The discussion will draw out key themes in the new book Art for the Country – which traces the colourful history of Victoria’s regional art galleries, replete with political drama, directors vilified, battles with arts bureaucrats, generous benefactors and dedicated citizens fighting for a better deal for arts in everyday life.

CONVENOR 
Jane Clark  
Senior Research Curator, MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

PANELLISTS 
Dr Donald Edgar OAM 
Author of Art for the Country

Margaret Rich OAM 
Former Director, Geelong Gallery (1975-1980) & the Art Gallery of Ballarat (1980-2003)

Svetlana Karovich 
Curator, Peter Mac Art Collection 
Former Director, Benalla Art Gallery (1982-1988)

Rebecca Coates 
Director, Shepparton Art Museum

The launch is part of Melbourne Art Book Fair presented by the National Gallery of Victoria. Art for the Country has been made possible through the support of the Gordon Darling FoundationCreative Victoria and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV). It is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 

Image: Courtesy Mildura Arts Centre

Event starts
Sunday 17 March, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 17 March, 2019
Venue
National Gallery of Victoria
Venue Address
Clemenger Theatre, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000
Location

Melbourne,

Website
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Category
Panels, Lectures & Ideas