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Sun 23 June 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ArtsNational Cairns Lecture – “Streams of Fire and Tongues of Flame – A Short History of the Art of Glass” with Geoffrey Edwards


In this illustrated talk the ancient and remarkable history of glass as an art form is traced with reference to works in major public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The lecture also refers to glass-related imagery and symbolism in the visual arts, film and literature – a tradition that ranges in time and type from biblical allusion and Chaucerian dream visions of glass temples through to the novels of Daphne du Maurier, the films of Orson Wells, the poetry of Les Murray and recent science fiction.


Geoffrey Edwards was Director of the Geelong Art Gallery, one of Australia’s oldest and largest regional galleries. Prior to this appointment, he held Senior Curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria where he was in charge of the collections of International and Australian sculpture and Melbourne’s celebrated holdings of ancient, antique and modern glass. He is the author of various monographs, numerous exhibition catalogues and contributes to journals in Australia, Japan, Britain and America.


Where: Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Road.


Time: Arrive at 1:30pm for a 2.00pm start


Cost: $25 for visitors per lecture / $135 Annual Membership includes refreshments.


Free refreshments are provided at the conclusion of the talk.


For more information visit ArtsNational Cairns (formerly ADFAS Cairns) website.


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Sun 23 June 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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ArtsNational Cairns
+61 447 205 891
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Stratford Library Meeting Room
411 Kamerunga Rd
Stratford, Queensland 4870 Australia
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