'The Myth of Isolation': A Symposium

WHEN : 10am, Saturday 19 Nov
WHERE : UQ Art Museum
COST : Free event

RSVP: Tuesday 15 November to artmuseum@uq.edu.au or 07 3365 3046

In 1961 the great Australian art historian Bernard Smith gave two lectures at The University of Queensland, in memory of the prominent Queensland politician John Murtagh Macrossan. The first of these, ‘The Myth of Isolation’, was published the year after by the University of Queensland Press.

Smith died earlier this year at the age of 94. Over an almost 60-year career, he authored two major texts on Australian art history and European Vision and the South Pacific (1960), which has some claim to be the most important book ever written about Australian culture.

To celebrate Smith’s life and career, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ‘The Myth of Isolation’ being delivered at this University, the School of English, Media Studies and Art History and the UQ Art Museum are presenting three lectures on Smith’s work by Sheridan Palmer, Peter Beilharz and Rex Butler.