ADFAS Narrabri – The Venice Biennale
October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Venice Biennale
The Crossing Theatre, arrivals at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Venice is one of the world’s great art cities, with its medieval mosaics, Renaissance masterpieces and wonderful collections of modern art. It also has a rolling series of biennales – of art, sculpture, cinema, architecture, dance and theatre – which take up half of each year, and which have expanded phenomenally since the Biennale was invented in Venice in the 1890s. In this lecture, Dr Nick Gordon explores how the Biennale has transformed Venice from a provincial town on the edge of Italy into the highly sophisticated playground it is today to showcase modern and contemporary arts.
Dr Nick Gordon holds a University Medal and PhD in history from the University of Sydney. He has led art-focused tours for Academy Travel since 2007, principally to Europe and Australia. He is also an artist and brings his deep knowledge of materials, techniques and the insights of his “artist’s eye” to his analyses of art in his lectures.