For those who missed the July event, we are running an additional daytime session of our illustrated talk – Contemporary Painting: A Horror Story.
Lead by Museum’s Registrar and painting conservator Emily Mulvihill with insights from Museum Engagement Officer and painting expert Sophie Holvast, we will explore selected significant moments in the history of painting and pull out historical references linking the works in Zombie Eaters. We’ll momentarily dip into the horror and depravity that is the zombie formalism movement: the art world flippers, financial enablers and Instagram influencers.
Our painting journey will take a redemptive turn to explore the work by artists who restore our faith in the medium – those who work with integrity, skill and a genuine grappling with one of the most enduring artistic methods throughout history. During our explorations, we will ask the question; What makes a meaningful painting?
Participants will gain an understanding of the curatorial rationale behind Zombie Eaters, an introduction to contemporary Australian painting, and also why the show does not involve any actual zombies.
What to expect: This will be a seated talk in Paul Ramsay Galleries. Our presenter will move through a collection of slides to offer a visual exploration of contemporary painting.