The Politics of Art

Date & time

5.30–7pm Friday 20 September 2019


Theatre 1, 221 Bouverie St, University of Melbourne


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Presented by Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities, ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas

Public lecture
The Politics of Art

Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities and ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas are hosting a public discussion on The Politics of Art featuring Paul Barclay in conversation with three of Australia’s leading public intellectuals: Prof Desmond Manderson, author of a new book on the importance of art to how we think about law and justice; Prof Hilary Charlesworth, world-renowned international jurist and Hague Lecturer on the art of international law; and Dr Julie Gough, writer, curator, and one of the most important visual artists working in Australia today. The event will be preceded by a Book Panel Seminar on Prof Manderson's new book, Danse Macabre. For further details and to register, please visit the event website.

Image credit: Gordon Bennett - Possession Island (1991).*

*Collection: Museum of Sydney on the site of the first Government House, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Purchased with funds from the Foundation for the Historic Houses Trust, Museum of Sydney Appeal, 2007.



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