Leading art figure to give free talk in Darwin 


A leading identity in the Australian art scene will give a free public talk in Darwin on Tuesday (November 24).

The Assistant Director of Curatorial Services at the Art Gallery of NSW, Anthony Bond OAM, will speak on the topic “The Hidden Collection: Avant-Garde art since 1965 to be on show in Australia”.

Mr Bond will talk about the Art Gallery of NSW’s effort to show its international collection. Until recently, only one per cent of the collection has been on show, but thanks to a major benefactor the collection is about to double and its showing space will quadruple.

His specialist area is 20th Century and contemporary international art, and he continues to research the function of objects and materials in art as memory triggers as well as the evolution of thinking about representation.

Mr Bond sits on a number of advisory boards including the Biennale of Sydney and the Council of the Power Foundation at Sydney University.

His Darwin talk will be held in the NT Library and will begin at 5.15pm.

Earlier in the day, Mr Bond will take part in the unveiling of Charles Darwin University’s six-metre-high sculpture that commemorates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species”.

Mr Bond was a member of the panel that selected the sculpture, entitled “Drawing Conclusions”.