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25 International Artists Who Have Made an Impact – Book Launch

National Gallery of Victoria

Event Date: 19 March 2017
Author / Presenters: The National Gallery of Victoria

Fantastic, ambitious, angry, mysterious: take a step inside the extraordinary lives and times of twenty-five artists who have made an impact, and told a good story along the way. Explore a fateful battle scene, discover a mysterious landscape and come face to face with a community of life-sized neon bears. With each turn of the page, follow extraordinary artists and the journeys of their works, from their creation to eventual place in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

You’re invited to join author Ronnie Scott and a panel of teens on a journey through twenty-five of the most dramatic and exciting stories about artists and artworks in this new NGV teen publication. What did a bicycle mean to Ai Weiwei when he was growing up in a small town? How did Louise Bourgeois learn to cope with her unhappy family life? What can we learn from Avalokiteshvara’s life-changing transformation? Hear teens speak to these stories and how they are connected to contemporary teenage life.

 

SPEAKERS

 

Ronnie Scott teaches creative writing at RMIT University, Melbourne, is the founder of The Lifted Brow literary magazine and author of Salad Days (2014).

 

Discussion panelists Jasper, Kayla, and Trianna are Melbourne teens with a passion for the arts.

 

CATERING

 

All this excitement is hungry work — dig into free doughnuts provided by ALL DAY DONUTS, Brunswick.

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