13
April 2023

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART: 50,000 YEARS AGO TO THE PRESENT DAY

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 13:15
The Community Centre, Tarporley
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Online Event

An introduction to the art of the Australian indigenous people.

The Australian indigenous people possess probably the oldest continuous
culture on the planet. From the extraordinary early rock and cave art
to modern oil painting, these artists are great storytellers, passing their
mystic culture and sense of the sacred nature of the landscape down the
generations. This lecture investigates the origins of this fascinating art
and traces its development to the modern day where it is exhibited in
international galleries and sells for high prices on the world art market.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Ms Georgina Bexon

Georgina is an art historian specialising in South Asian art who has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Singapore. Her practice includes lecturing, writing, consulting and collecting and she has developed a network of gallery and artist connections in Europe, the USA and India, which she visits regularly.  

Consultant Art Historian at the Oriental Club in London and an official tour guide at Tate Modern, Georgina is also a guest speaker on luxury cruise ships for whom she has developed a series of art talks relating to Asian and Pacific destinations. She has been a visiting lecturer at UK universities, presents talks at leading art institutions including Christie’s Education New York and the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow and speaks at international art conferences, most recently in New York, Paris, London and Lisbon.

Georgina holds a BA in Art History from Southampton University, an MA in Arts Management and Policy from City, University of London and an MA in Art History from SOAS, University of London. Georgina is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Asiatic Society.