Students at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, 1895.

The full program for the free one-day symposium Academia and Bohemia: new perspectives on the National Gallery School, including abstracts and biographies, is now available via the VCA events website.

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Venue: Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Grant Street, Southbank.


Enquiries: Alison Inglis (email).

Summary of Symposium Program
10.15am: Registration

10.30am-12.15pm: Session One
Professor Su Baker (Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne): Introduction.
Assoc. Professor Alison Inglis (University of Melbourne) and Fiona Moore (University of Melbourne): The National Gallery School from 1867 to World War One – collection, creativity and chroniclers.
Annelies Van de Ven (University of Melbourne): “Moulding the Public Taste” – Casts in the NGV collection.
Michael Varcoe-Cocks (National Gallery of Victoria): Awakening passion: The formative decades of the National Gallery School.

12.15-1.15pm: Lunch

1.15–3.00 pm Session Two
David Belzycki (Independent Scholar): Folingsby: innovator and instigator.
Dr Stephen Mead (Independent Scholar): The Cannibal Club: A home for Melbourne art students.
Alexandra Ellem (University of Melbourne): Hugh Ramsay & His Mentors: ‘Australia … does not yet realize what she has lost in him, but she will in time’ (John Longstaff).

3.00-3.30pm: Afternoon break

5.30 – 6.30pm: Keynote Lecture, Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts
Terence Lane OAM: The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition: A Cultural Landmark.

6.30 – 7.30pm: Drinks and Conversation, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts
Fiona Gruber ‘in conversation’ with Elizabeth Gower, followed by a viewing of 9 X 5 NOWExhibition.

7.30 pm: End of event