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Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Tomb of the three Curati brothers in Albano from ‘Trophies of Octavian Augustus erected to commemorate the victory at Actium’ 1740–78, etching, 38.9 x 60.7 cm, The Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne
The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the University Library and the State Library of Victoria will host a conference on Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque on 27and 28 February 2014 at the University of Melbourne.
The conference is conceived in relation to the exhibition, Rome: Piranesi's vision,
22 February – 22 June, 2014 on at the State Library of Victoria, in partnership with the University Library and the related exhibition The Piranesi Effect, 20 February – 25 May, 2014, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
Speakers include: Professor Jaynie Anderson, Warren Andrews, Shane Carmody, Associate Professor Robert Gaston, Professor Luigi Ficacci, Bill Henson, Dr Colin Holden, Philip Kent, Mary Kisler, Angelo Lo Conte, Ron McBurnie, Associate Professor David Marshall, Dr Susanne Meurer, Kerrianne Stone, Professor Paolo Tombesi, Professor Gerard Vaughan and John Nicholas Weretka.
Now open, The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.