Conference 2003 Canberra

AAANZ 2003 Conference

National Gallery of Australia

5-6 December 2003

The 2003 annual conference of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand was held in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia.

The conference coincided with the major international exhibition French Paintings from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. One of the main themes Reflections on French painting addressed the complex history of French art, and the artists that helped to create its reputation.

More than 70 speakers from diverse backgrounds spoke at three venues over the two days of the AAANZ Conference at the National Portrait Gallery and the School of Art, (National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University) as well as at the NGA, with experienced historians speaking alongside the most recent graduates in art history.


Isabel Carlos, Curator of Biennale of the Sydney 2004.
Dr Richard Beresford, Senior Curator European Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Professor Roger Benjamin, Director, The Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture.

Other themes will address issues closer to Australian art, such as Modernism and national identity, Indigenous art, and a special segment Keep the motor running dedicated to the art historian John Pigot, 19512002.

The AAANZ Conference included the 2003 Ian Burn Memorial Lecture given by John Stringer, Curator of the Kerry Stokes Collection.

Friday 5 December and Saturday 6 December
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT, Australia
School of Art, National Institute of the Arts, ANU, Childers Street, Acton, ACT, Australia
National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT, Australia