Symposium: Prints, Printmaking and Philanthropy
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes scholarships, a forthcoming symposium will be one of the largest gatherings of print scholars, curators, artists and collectors in Australia. Prints, Printmaking and Philanthropy: a symposium celebrating 50 years of The Harold Wright and The Sarah and William Holmes Scholarships features a three-day program which encompasses four keynote lectures, ten sessions, two masterclasses, a book launch, and a viewing of the exhibition, Horizon Lines: the ambitions of a Print Collection.
Harold Wright (1885-1961) was a print seller, collector and scholar. After his death in 1961 his widow Isobel Wright donated prints from his personal collection to the Baillieu Library and donated the funds for two scholarships. The Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes scholarships, enable print scholars from Australia or New Zealand to examine prints at the British Museum.
The symposium focuses on three broad themes – print exhibitions, print collections and print presses – and seeks to trace the influence of philanthropy in shaping Australasian print culture. The symposium will be held in the Forum Theatre, Arts West from 30th September to 2nd October. It is a free event, but places are limited, so secure your place by registering.