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Paul D. Carter, Vogel Literary Award Recipient, with University High School and University of Melbourne Students in a creative writing workshop, September 2012
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR ANNUAL APPEAL.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art is committed to presenting innovative, scholarly and engaging exhibitions; developing the University’s extraordinary collection, and growing our landmark Academic Programs. Your support will help us to both achieve and excel in each of these goals and make certain that every student on campus has the opportunity to experience exhibitions, collection displays and programs that range from the wonders of ancient archaeology to cutting-edge contemporary art. Your involvement will ensure our continued work with some of Australia’s most talented living artists and enable us to provide our audiences with access to the work of key international practitioners.
By supporting our annual appeal we can build on the Potter’s innovative curriculum programs; a significant example being our visual arts-based research and teaching program. This new initiative focuses on promoting empathy in Special Needs Dentistry (SND) dental students in the University’s Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery courses. The Melbourne Dental School SND Visual Art program, taught at the Potter, is the first teaching program to utilise and measure the effectiveness of visual arts-based training focussed on empathy development in dental training. Through the creation of programs like this one, students from all faculties have the opportunity to benefit from the Museum. When you give to the Potter you are giving to all students at the University of Melbourne, no matter what their studies.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014