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Code: 82  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Art & Design, Fashion, History
Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Robyn Stacey, Jennifer Barrett, Scott Hill, Caroline Butler-Bowdon (facilitator)
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The sumptuous photography of House is the result of a four-year creative collaboration between Robyn Stacey, one of Australia’s leading contemporary photographers, curators from the Historic Houses Trust (HHT) and writer Peter Timms. Join Robyn Stacey, Professor Jennifer Barrett and HHT curator Scott Hill in a lively discussion about the creation of House and the creative outcomes that result when an artist reinterprets museums and their collections.

Co-presented with Historic Houses Trust as part of trustwords.

Robyn Stacey (Australian)

Robyn Stacey is one of Australia's leading photographers, whose work is held in the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, all state galleries and most university collections. Her work is studied as part of the New South Wales and Victorian high school curricula. Robyn is a senior lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, was a member of the visual arts board of the Australia Council from 2006 to 2008, and is photographer/author of three books investigating significant Australian collections: Herbarium, Museum and House.

Jennifer Barrett (Australian)

Jennifer Barrett has published on museums, art, culture and the public sphere. Her monograph, Museums and the Public Sphere, was published in 2011 and her co-authored monograph with Jacqueline Millner, Australian Artists and Museums, will be published in 2012. Jennifer is currently pro dean in the faculty of arts and has been director of museum studies at the University of Sydney since 2001. Her current research examines the concept of universalism as it engages with museums and human rights.

Scott Hill (Australian)

Scott Hill is the curator for the Historic Houses Trust’s Western Sydney portfolio, which encompasses Rouse Hill House and Farm, Elizabeth Farm and Meroogal. His particular curatorial interests include the relationship between architecture and landscape, and the ‘ephemeral’ interpretation within house museums including seasonal, dining and floral decoration. His postgraduate research is examining the colonial Macarthur family and their interest in architecture that culminated in the building of Camden Park. He was the stylist for House and co-curated Government House, Sydney at the Museum of Sydney.

Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Australian)

Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon is assistant director of creative services for the Historic Houses Trust, where she directs the work of teams in programs, exhibitions, interpretation, publications, design, web, and collections and access. She is an award-winning author on Australian architectural, social and urban history, co-authoring Painting the Rocks: The loss of old Sydney, Shooting Through: Sydney by tram, Homes in the Sky: Apartment living in Australia and Sydney Then & Now.