Material worlds: Domestic art and global design in the Georgian era

06 March 2021 - 06 March 2021 10.30am - 11.30am
Domain Theatre
As we celebrate International Women’s Day and embrace this years’ theme Choose to Challenge, Molly Duggins, lecturer in Australian art at the National Art School presents a lecture that challenges the traditional boundaries between art and craft and explores the rich genre of feminine artistic accomplishments produced in 18th and early 19th-century England including sculpture, collage, and the textile arts. While anchored in the home and garden, and attuned to the nuances of domestic life, such art also engaged with the wider world through colonial expansion, the trade in luxury goods, and the development of international botanical networks.

Queen Charlotte, Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Portland, and Mary Delany will be discussed amongst the work of a number of practitioners whose names are lost to history.

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