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Visual Perception and Aboriginal Art: Women & Science Lecture 4 with Em Prof Barbara Gillam

When:
Thu 18 Jul 2019
Cost:
$20 General admission, $15 SMSA & Royal Society
Details:
Aboriginal painting now has a world-wide reputation. However it has largely been regarded as conceptual rather than perceptual with a very strong emphasis on the stories depicted.

In the fourth Women and Science lecture, Barbara Gillam will examine the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion. She will also discuss the visual meaning of this art and its interaction with conceptual meanings.
Out of respect for cultural practices, we will not be featuring the bark paintings referenced in Barbara’s presentation in any of our promotional materials.

Emeritus Professor Barbara Gillam FRSN
Barbara Gillam was educated at the University of Sydney and ANU. After two years as a Lecturer in the UK, she moved to New York with academic positions at Columbia and SUNY. She returned to Australia in 1987 to take up the Chair of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, where she is still a professor.

About the Women and Science series
Presented by the Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, the Women and Science lecture series will examine the huge changes we have seen in the roles women have played in science, and the view science has held of women.

Bookings essential.
Drinks 6pm, Lecture 6:30-7:30pm
$20 for general admission
$15 for SMSA members & Royal Society members and fellows
Location:
Tom Keneally Centre
L1 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW
Contact:
Melanie Ryan on
  02 9262 7300

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