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Art Forum Hunter Street - Yvonne Scott


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

8 Apr 2013 4:00 pm

End Date

8 Apr 2013 5:00 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

Yvonne Scott

‘Landscape’ is a long established genre in art. This paper will consider the change in representational strategies across the last hundred years, and whether such a term continues to be relevant as a thematic category in the light of contemporary approaches to space and place, and where the defining boundaries can lie. Taking Irish art as a case study, and relating it to the shifting themes and issues over the period as Ireland moved from a newly independent, protectionist state to a globalised society, it is hoped to open an ongoing discussion on comparative visual agendas in Ireland and Tasmania/Australia, including the impact of historical connections between the two territories.

Yvonne Scott is Head of History of Art and Architecture, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin.

(Dermot Seymour, A Lysander over Ballymacpherson Co. (L) Derry (1984), 130 x 97 cms)

Jointly presented by the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath and the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter St, University of Tasmania