Faculty of ArtsAustralian Institute of Art History

Australian art and artists in post-war London

Australian Artists exhibition poster by Klaus Friedeberge

Australian Artists exhibition poster
by Klaus Friedeberger

Dr Simon Pierse
Senior Lecturer
Ysgol Gelf School of Art | Prifysgol Aberystwyth University

8 October 2014
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Theatre D | Old Arts
The University of Melbourne

Register here

In this lecture Simon Pierse examines the impact that a group of Australian expatriate artists had on the London art world during a post-war period of austerity and rapid social and economic change, from the heralding of a so-called 'new Elizabethan age’ to the height of the swinging sixties.

Simon Pierse is Senior Lecturer at Aberystwyth University and visiting fellow at the Australian Institute of Art History. His research focuses on British perceptions of Australian art, landscape and identity. His award winning book Australian Art and Artists in London, 1950-1965: an antipodean summer, was published by Ashgate in 2012.



top of page