19 + 20 NOVEMBER 2019: Unlocking Creativity

Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 November
9.00AM - 5.30PM


Organised by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH), the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne. The symposium's keynote lecture is presented in collaboration with the Duldig Studio.

This two-day symposium will explore the enduring cultural significance of artists' and architects' estates in Australia. It aims to present recent research on creative estates and expand on current studies of the careers of creative individuals and their societal impact.

The symposium will address four broad themes: 
(1) Heritage spaces: artists' and architects' houses and studios
(2) Archives, endowments and other legacies
(3) Securing the future: women and creative estates
(4) Estate planning for artists and architects: determining best practice.

The symposium will highlight the rich array of artists' and architects' estates, archives, foundations and other legacies in this country.

Guest Speakers Include: 
Professor Alan Pert Melbourne School of Design, Lee Elsdon Arts Law Centre of Australia, Eva De Jong-Duldig Duldig Studio, Charles and Leah Justin Justin Art House Museum, Dr Steven Miller National Art Archives, AGNSW, Simon Swaney Bates Smart, Kendrah Morgan and Lesley Harding Heide Museum of Modern Art, Jason Smith Geelong Art Gallery, Professor Paul Walker Melbourne School of Design, Associate Professor Kate MacNeill Faculty of Arts, Ann Carew Design Hub, RMIT, Dr Suzanne Fraser Centre of Visual Art, VCA, Laura Jocic Faculty of Arts, Dena Kahan Artist, Dr Sally Gray David McDiarmid Estate, Dr Denise Whitehouse John Truscott Foundation, Josef Lebovic Josef Lebovic Gallery, Colin Golvan  AM QC, Anne Zahalka Artist, Emeritus Professor Miles Lewis and Catherine Townsend Melbourne School of Design.

The symposium will highlight the rich array of artists' and architects' estates, archives, foundations and other legacies in this country.  The Annual Duldig Lecture for Sculpture will also be presented as part of this symposium, for more information CLICK HERE.

Image: Heide Museum of Modern Art