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Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture 2024: Benjamin Law

Town: Parkes

Address: King Edward Terrace, Parkes, 2600, ACT

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Writer, broadcaster and cultural commentator Benjamin Law explores contemporary portraiture and the press. What makes a portrait good, bad or worthy of being on a Gallery wall? Who gets to be captured? And when, if ever, is likeness a good metric for evaluating a portrait’s success? In this year’s Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture Law explores the way a centuries old tradition can still drive a 24-hour news cycle and the impact of politics, power and social media on the way you interpret what you see. Law will discuss his own experiences being a sitter for a popular art prize and argue that it can be the conversation that happens around the artwork that tells you the most about the times you live in.

The evening will begin with a welcome drink, followed by formal proceedings. Benjamin’s lecture will conclude with an opportunity for audience Q&A.

The lecture will be live-streamed. If you can’t join in person, tune in from the comfort of your own home with a Virtual Connection ticket.

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31-07-2024 to 31-07-2024

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