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Howard Morphy Lecture – SoA L.Theatre 3pm Thur 28 May

Professor Howard Morphy, Director Research School of the Humanities: Mediating Forms: The Spiritual and Personal Dimension of Yolngu
Professor Morphy argues that the presence of a person and attributes of a person’s ‘biography’ are two relatively autonomous components of portraiture. He develops a comparative argument, considering commonalities between different artistic practices including conventional Western portraiture based on likeness, abstract  expressionism, North West Coast Native American art and Indigenous Australian art. This broader perspective reveals commonalities  across cultures that deepen understanding of portraiture as a process for mediating identity.

SofA Lecture Theatre

Thursday 28 May @ 3.00pm


May 25, 2009 Posted by | Lecture | , | Leave a comment