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The Ursula Hoff Annual Public Lecture 2014 will explore the role of curators and business in Aboriginal art.
Presented by RMIT Gallery to launch the major exhibition Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo (16 September – 8 November); in conjunction with The Ursula Hoff Institute.
The late Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE was the Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1968–1973, a pioneering senior management role for a woman at that time. In her distinguished career, Dr Hoff made major contributions to academic scholarship, art curation and art education.
The Ursula Hoff Institute is inspired by the high intellectual standards of Dr Hoff’s research and scholarship, and promotes and facilitates the work of the likeminded individuals, associations, and interest groups, who share and support Dr Hoff’s interests.
About the lecture
Art Centres are a key foundation stone of the Aboriginal Art market, particularly in remote area Australia, however, such art centres evoke mixed responses. Some suggest their multiple functions; social and cultural within their communities interfere with the business of producing and selling art. Or is that the key to their success?
Exhibition curator Dr Jacqueline Healy; Professor Ian McLean– academic and author; and Sister Alice Dempsey, who played a key role in establishing the Warlayirti Arts Centre, and spent 30 years working with the community.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.