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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Dr Deborah Malor


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

Start Date

30 Jul 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

30 Jul 2015 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.


The exhibition Growth Change Influence - The University Art Schools of Tasmania, opening at QVMAG Royal Park on 31 July, is a facet of the University of Tasmania 125 celebration. It explores the ongoing contribution that the art schools in both Launceston and Hobart have made to the Tasmanian art environment. Since 1884 the art schools in Tasmania, now situated in Hunter Street, Hobart and at Inveresk in Launceston, have produced some of the nation's leading artists and continue to foster the talents of students from Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

The exhibition, and its publication, demonstrates the diversity of talent that has been supported by the schools from the early days of Charpentier's Private School of Art in 1884 through to today's Tasmanian College of the Arts. This talk will background some of the research coming out of the exhibition and speculate on an alternative history that commences when drawing classes were overrun with 'lady artists'.

Dr Deb Malor is a University Associate of the Tasmanian College of the Arts and a Honorary Research Associate of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. From 2000 to 2012 she taught in and coordinated the Theory and postgraduate programs of the School of Art (Launceston), the School of Visual & Performing Arts (Inveresk) and the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). With Damien Quilliam, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at QVMAG, she worked on the publication accompanying the exhibition, Growth Change Influence - The Art Schools of the University of Tasmania.

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TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA