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As She Appears – Sirens (NGV [Melbourne]




As She Appears - Sirens (NGV [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information

AUSLAN-INTERPRETED SHOW


Date/Time:

Thursday October 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Location:

NGV Australia, Federation Square, Ground Level
Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Tickets:

Interpreter:

Linda D'Ornay & Wendy Boase

Language/ Cultural Consultant:

Website:

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/as-she-appears-the-muse-in-art/



About the Show

AS SHE APPEARS: THE MUSE IN ART
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WHEELER CENTRE

 

The idea of the artistic muse dates back to classical mythology and enjoyed a surprisingly long run as a celebrated, romanticised notion in western art. Today, the notion seems archaic – at least in its traditional sense – yet many artists are still preoccupied with the figure of the muse, even if they’re more concerned with distorting and subverting old ideas of female representation.

What’s the line between inspiration and objectification? And how and when does the muse return or deflect the artist’s gaze? When does the muse reveal herself, and when does she reveal more about her creator?

In this series of after-hours events, uncover the many meanings of the muse with curators, writers and performers as they respond to works in the NGV collection – talking representation, inspiration, family and the female body.

 

Thu 17 Oct, 7–8.15pm Booked out
Sirens

This program is fully booked. To be added to the waitlist, please email your full name, contact number and number of guests to programs@ngv.vic.gov.au and you will be contacted if tickets become available.

Explore representations of destructive and seductive women in mythology, looking at Bertram Mackennal’s Circe (1893) and John Longstaff’s The Sirens (1892) in the NGV’s 20th century Australian art gallery.