Dr Don Edgar’s Art for the Country: The story of Victoria’s regional art galleries explores the social history of community conflict over the value and meaning of art in country towns. From the early ‘provincial’ galleries of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Warrnambool, the book follows the journey of these galleries from colonial times to now. The author will introduce the book, followed by a discussion with local historians Janet Macdonald and Elizabeth O’Callaghan, covering the rich histories and current challenges facing our beloved regional institutions.
FREE. Bookings not required
Date: Saturday 8 June 1–2pm
Location: Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool
Image: Courtesy of Mildura Art Centre
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).
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.