Thomas WATLING Scottish, b.1762, Australia 1792–1797, d. c.1814 Scarlet and Green Parrot (1792-1797) watercolour on paper 21.7 x 20.1 cm Natural History Museum, London

Scottish Australia Symposium | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Scottish Australia Symposium will take place from the 9-11 May in Ballarat. It will bring together a range of speakers on topics related to the exhibition and on the relationship between Scotland and Australia.

Keynote Lecture ‘A country of enchantments’: Scottish Observations of Colonial Australia by Dr Lizanne Henderson, University of Glasgow is at 6:30pm, Friday 9th May 2014 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville – full details here.

The full Symposium Program is now available here.

Parallel sessions through both days, commencing at 9.30am and including an exhibition tour

Symposium Venue: Arts Academy, Federation University Australia Ballarat Campus, Camp Street, Ballarat

Dates: 9-11 May, 2014

All sessions of the Scottish-Australia Symposium, including the Keynote Address are free but registration is requested as space is limited.

Register here

Enquiries call 5320 5858 or


The Scottish Australia Symposium is presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat in association with University of Melbourne Arts Faculty and the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia

Part of the Helen Macpherson Smith Schedule of Public Programs for the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until Sunday 27 July.