Melbourne Mandarins: ‘Modern Chinese Painters’, 1974
Free Public Lecture
Ian Potter Museum of Art
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Join us for a lecture on the exhibition ‘Modern Chinese Painters in the Traditional Style’, which was held at the University Art Gallery, Melbourne in 1974.
The exhibition was an early and rather impressive effort to promote the appreciation of Chinese painting in Australia. It crossed boundaries in bringing together those in Australia with an interest in and knowledge of Chinese art to share their understanding with a wider public. At a pivotal moment in Australia’s changing relationship with China, it reflected a fragile but evolving cultural ecosystem that developed from the efforts of a discerning group of citizens with strong links to the University.
Dr Claire Roberts is an historian of Chinese art and a curator. She is Associate Professor, Art History and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.