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Archie 100 Saturday Talks: PETER EDWELL, author

Sat 11 February at 11:00 am

The Case that Stopped a Nation: The Archibald Prize Controversy of 1944

FREE – donations at the door encouraged


Author Peter Edwell discusses his fascinating book, The Case that Stopped a Nation: The Archibald Prize Controversy of 1944

In this compelling book, Peter Edwell takes readers into the art world, the corridors of power, examines media coverage and the subsequent dramatic court case that captivated a nation. The book examines the controversy from multiple angles: the artist and his subject, the trustees of the Art Gallery and the wider artistic community, and the court case that put Dobell and his art on trial initiated by artists Mary Edwell-Burke and Joseph Wolinski, assisted by counsel Garfield Barwick…It is the only complete study of the dispute that echoes to this day. Accordingly, this book about the portrait that shocked and stunned a nation and the impact it had on Dobell, makes a substantial contribution to Australian art history.

Archie 100 Saturday Talks: PETER EDWELL, author Tickets, Sat 11/02/2023 at 11:00 am | Eventbrite


Sat 11 February
11:00 am
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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
02 6333 6555
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Bathurst Region
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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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(02) 6333 6555
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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