Come join the TMAGgots for The National Picture & their Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 from 6.00pm
This cool dual TMAGgots event gives you the chance to join our current Committee members as we have a glass of vino and a nibble to toast the past year and take a moment or two to give us your feedback on the things you’d like to see us doing in the next 12 or more months.
Please join us for a casual start to the evening at 6.00pm over a vino where our AGM will receive the annual reports from the Chief MAGgot and our keeper of funds; receive nominations from financial members to join our executive and the Committee (Chief MAGgot, Minutes MAGgot, Membership MAGgot, Money MAGgot and committee members); and brainstorm ideas for future events that we could host.
At 7.00pm we’ll entice Dr Greg Lehman to pick up his umbrella and guide us through The National Picture which shines a light on two enthralling and contentious figures in Australian history: colonial artist Benjamin Duterrau and the ‘Conciliator’ George Augustus Robinson.
This temporary exhibition is based on significant works from the TMAG collection including Duterrau’s The Conciliation and his many depictions of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Key loans are also from national and international collections, including five ‘proclamation boards’.
The National Picture will examine the work of colonial artists from the declaration of martial law in Tasmania in 1828 and the beginnings of George Augustus Robinson’s ill-fated ‘Friendly Mission’ through to Duterrau’s death in 1851.
The exhibition will also include a group of works dating from the 1920s to the present day that reference and respond to the many confronting issues that continue to arise from Tasmania’s complex past. Presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia.
We are very grateful to Greg for making himself available for this event (and we can even claim him as an eager TMAGgot).
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