Summer evenings at the Gallery... enjoy a drink on the terrace of the ArtBar, a talk by a celebrity speaker on the French Impressionist Pissarro, see rare 1930s French cinema and view the Gallery's two major exhibitions Pissarro: The first Impressionist and the Grace Cossington Smith retrospective
CELEBRITY TALKS 6.30pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Pissarro: The first Impressionist, personalities discuss Pissarro, one of the leading and most influential French Impressionists, who was also an innovative, rebellious and fervent anarchist in 19th century France.
4 Jan - Emma Tom, journalist & TV personality: Pissarro 101
11 Jan - André Frankovits, human rights activist & editor: Pissarro: anarchism and human rights
18 Jan - Patricia Lovell, film producer: The seduction of landscape
25 Jan - Senator Bob Brown, Leader, Australian Greens: Why its not easy being anything else but green
1 Feb - Dr Gerard Vaughan, director, National Gallery of Victoria: The NGV's Boulevard Montmartre and the imaging of city life.
FILM PROGRAM 7.15pm
Inspired by the stories and the political sentiments of Emile Zola and Guy de Maupassant, this series includes classic feature films that grew out of poetic realist cinema of the 1930s. Screened in 35mm format and imported from France, this is a rare opportunity to view vintage French cinema, with films by Jean Renoir, Max Ophuls, Marcel Carn´, Jacques Becker, Agnès Varda, Bertrand Tavernier, Nicolas Philibert and more. Full details at www.pissarro.com.au/films
LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR 7.30pm
The caf´ transforms into the Parisian lounge-bar from 5pm. Enjoy a drink, a light meal and French ambience with Eddie Bronson on accordion and Antoli Torjinski on cello from 7.30pm.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW IN JANUARY
Pissarro: The first Impressionist
Grace Cossington Smith - until 15 January
Points of View: Australian Photography 1985-95
Shirin Neshat (from 16 December)
Saskia Olde Wolbers - Trailer
Nora Heysen Drawings
Weekly program information at www.artafterhours.com.au
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IMAGES (from left): André Frankovits, Emma Tom, Senator Bob Brown