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Art Forum - Andrew Montana


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

12 Sep 2014 12:30 pm

End Date

12 Sep 2014 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Andrew Montana

Australian painter and theatre artist Loudon Sainthill and his partner, entrepreneur and gallery director Harry Tatlock Miller, were at the heart of avant-garde artistic and literary circles in mid-twentieth century Melbourne, Sydney and London.

Andrew Montana's biography details their life and times, and contains much of Sainthill's work along with never-before- published archival photographs. Infused with fantasy, colour and surrealism, Sainthill's art embraced painting, murals, book illustration, textile design and fashion. But he is best known for his costumes, design and artwork for the theatre and ballet – including for the Ballets Russes, Hélène Kirsova's ballet company and, in London, Michael Benthall's production of The Tempest and Robert Helpmann's Le Coq d'Or. In this meticulously researched book Andrew Montana paints a compelling picture of an internationally celebrated Australian artist.

Andrew Montana is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University, specialising in the art and design history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has developed and curated exhibitions on Australian and international decorative arts. This is his second book.

TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts.

Fridays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St)
Centre for the Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street Hobart 7000 AUSTRALIA