Modern and Contemporary Painters’ Techniques

Ian Fairweather 1972 | The National Archives of Australia: A6135, K24/11/72/1

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of modern and contemporary painters’ techniques?

Do you want to know what Arthur Boyd, Ian Fairweather, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Sidney Nolan, Manuel Ocampo, Nam Jun Paik and DeWain Valentine have in common?

Then join us at GOMA on 10-11 December 2012!  We will be hosting The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art; a symposium focusing on the nitty-gritty of 20th century artists’ materials. This is a rare opportunity to hear local and international art experts tell the inner stories of 20th century masterpieces, and reveal how they have been shaped by the times in which they were created.

The symposium brings together the final year outcomes of The Twentieth Century in Paint Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project with the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) Paintings Special Interest Group’s biennial meeting. Presenters will be flying in from across the world to join local specialists in pooling their experience and sharing their research outcomes.  Discussions of artists’ materials and techniques will consider artistic choice and intention, the influences of culture, geography and availability, ageing issues and implications for their future preservation, and tools for deepening our understanding of these artistic practices.

For more information, including the provisional program and list of speakers, go to the symposium website.

Registration fees are detailed on the registration page of symposium website.