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Book Launch & Talk - Art for the Country

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PUBLICATION Art for the Country Book Launch at Mildura

Book Launch & Talk - Art for the Country

Saturday 16 Feb 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Join us for the launch of Dr Don Edgar’s new book Art for the Country: The story of Victoria’s regional art galleries.
 
Edgar’s book outlines how the arts thrived in two very different periods: the post-Gold Rush days of affluence and the post-World War II days of reconstruction, under Henry Bolte and Arthur Rylah.
 
The narrative also explains the central role played by Mildura’s leaders in bringing the arts to many of Victoria’s country towns (Hamilton, Benalla, Ararat, Swan Hill, Sale, Horsham and others) plus a rejuvenation of the earlier provincial galleries that had languished for many years.

FREE
Date: Saturday 16 February, 2.30pm
Location: Mildura Arts Centre, 199 Cureton Avenue Mildura
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Image: Rio Vista Historic House, courtesy of National Library of Australia.


Art for the Country has been made possible through the support of the Gordon Darling Foundation, 
Creative Victoria and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV). 
It is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 

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