The Art of Mirrors

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Join Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, Sydney University Museums and Chair, Art Monthly Australasia in an exploration of artists from the past five decades who engage with mirrors, optics and illusions. This is an LAI Exhibiting Culture lecture in connection with the Bendigo Gallery House of Mirrors installation.

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Date:
Thursday 27 April 2017 08:00 pm until Thursday 27 April 2017 10:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Art Institute
lai@latrobe.edu.au; 54447272
Presented by:
Dr Ann Stephen, Sydney University Museums and Art Monthly Australasia
Type of Event:
Exhibition; Public Lecture
Cost:
General Admission: $25.00 ($80 series) BAG and LTU Students: $20 ($65 series)

La Trobe Art Institute invites you to engage with the House of Mirrors in the context of art history, contemporary arts practice and design, social history, mathematics and science. Each lecture is followed by drinks, and exclusive access to the House of Mirrors.

House of Mirrors is a fascinating walk-through installation composed of a labyrinth of seemingly endless mirrors, currently on display at Rosalind Park, Bendigo, through the Bendigo Gallery.

Constructed with forty tonnes of steel and fifteen tonnes of mirrors, the bare basics installation relies on precise geometry and spatial design to lose yourself in endless reflections. No added gimmicks, no special effects and no special lighting. The primary ingredients are carefully arranged mirrors, geometry and pure optical illusion.

Join Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, Sydney University Museums and Chair, Art Monthly Australasia in an exploration of artists from the past five decades who engage with mirrors, optics and illusions.

This talk will be followed by drinks, and a private viewing of the installation, which is a short walk across the road.

Avoid the queues and delve into ideas that are sparked by this impressive artwork.

WHEN

Presentation: 8pm - 9pm, La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street Bendigo

Exclusive Access to House of Mirrors: 9pm - 10pm

PRICE

General admission: $25 per session | $80 series

BAG Members and LTU Students*: $20 per session | $65 series (*Note: this lecture series is non-accredited)

EXHIBITING CULTURE SERIES - HOUSE OF MIRRORS

Lecture 1: House of Mirrors with artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney

Lecture 2: The Origins of the Mirror Maze with Fiona Trigg, Curator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), designer and technologist Timothy Sullivan, and Dr Karen Annett-Thomas, La Trobe Art Institute

Lecture 3: The Mystery of Mirrors with Dr Katherine Seaton, Associate Professor Mathematics & Statistics, La Trobe University; Dr Katherine Legg, Associate Professor Pharmacy and Applied Science, La Trobe University; and Dr Kent Wilson, Senior Curator, La Trobe Art Institute

Lecture 4: The Art of Mirrors with Dr Ann Stephen, Sydney University Museums and Art Monthly Australasia

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La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo

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