University of WA Symposium – Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century Amercian and Australian Landscape Painting

Online registration for ‘Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting’, an international symposium, convened by Emeritus Professor Richard Read, held at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 27-28 September 2016, is now open.

In collaboration with The University of Western Australia and The Terra Foundation for American Art, the symposium addresses paintings from both countries brought together in the exhibition Continental Shift and Unknown Land: Mapping and Imagining Western Australia.’ Speakers include Professor David Peters Corbett (Courtauld Institute, London and University of East Anglia), Associate Professor Rachael Z. DeLue (Princeton University), Dr David Hansen (Australian National University), Professor Kenneth Haltman (University of Oklahoma), Melissa Harpley (Curator of Historical and Modern Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia), Chris Pease (Western Australian artist), Dr Ruth Pullin (Independent Scholar), Emeritus Professor Richard Read, Convener (University of Western Australia) and Professor Catherine Speck (University of Adelaide).

Fitz Hugh Lane - Brace_s Rock_ Brace_s Cove

Fitz Hugh Lane – Brace’s Rock, Brace’s Cove (1864)


Eugene von Gerard – Mount William from Mount Dryden (1864)



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Arthur Streeton
Sirius Cove c1890
oil on cedar panel
12.0 x 22.3 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1975

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