Linden Learns > Tiwi Art and Culture with Judith Ryan AM

Linden Learns > Tiwi Art and Culture with Judith Ryan AM

IMAGE > Johnathon World Peace Bush, It's Time to Talk Big, 2020, locally sourced natural earth pigments on linen, 120 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the artist, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association and THIS IS NO FANTASY.

Discover and celebrate the unique art and culture of Tiwi people at Linden New Art.

Join us for a special lecture by Judith Ryan AM, a renowned Indigenous Art expert and curator, as she explores the fascinating world of Tiwi art and culture in relation to Johnathon World Peace Bush’s current exhibition Everything that came before makes the present. Following the lecture, Dr Vincent Alessi, Director + CEO of Linden New Art, will join Judith Ryan AM to delve deeper into the exhibition, offering their perspectives on the intersection of culture, identity, and artistic expression.

WHEN > Saturday, 15 July 2023
TIME > 1PM to 2PM
VENUE > Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182

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Judith Ryan AM received a BA Honours in Fine Arts and English Literature at the University of Melbourne, in 1970, and a Certificate in Education at Oxford University, in 1972. In 1977, she began her Art Museum career at the National Gallery of Victoria where she was Senior Curator of Indigenous Art on her retirement in 2021. Judith greatly contributed to planning, initiating, and advancing the NGV’s Indigenous Art collection from 1987 onwards. She has curated over fifty exhibitions, focused on increasing the visibility, accessibility and revealing the magnificence of Indigenous art. She has brokered this unique expression of culture through a period of immense socio-political change. In 2017, Judith Ryan was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division “For significant service to the visual arts, particularly to the museums and galleries sector, as a curator of Indigenous exhibitions and as an author.” Judith’s most recent publication, TIWI Art & Artists (Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 2020), won GOLD in the “Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Rim – Best Regional Non-Fiction” category at the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Judith is currently a Senior Curator at the University of Melbourne and is working with Professor Marcia Langton and Shanysa McConville on the exhibition 65,000 Years: A Short History of Australian Art that will launch the University’s redeveloped Ian Potter Museum of Art in mid 2024.