The Picturesque Atlas of Australasiawas heralded in the 1880s as the most ambitious enterprise in Australian publishing thus far, documenting a settler-colonial view of Australia's history, landscape and ways of life through illustrations, maps and text. However, today the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia is too often remembered as merely a footnote in the history of Australian art, with its engraved images often reproduced with no reference to those who created them.
Join Dr Gary Werskey, Honorary Associate in the History Department at University of Sydney and co-curator of A Nation Imagined: The Artists of the Picturesque Atlas
presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales at the National Library in Canberra , for this lecture series.
8 April - Resurrecting the picturesque 'Atlas of Australasia'
15 April - Ashton, Fullwood and Mahony: The art of politics and picture-making
Please note that Dr Gary Werskey will now present both lectures
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