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Packsaddle Lecture: Wynne Prize Curator’s Talk and Tour

March 13 @ 6:00 pm

$10 – $15

For the 2024 Chandler Coventry Packsaddle Lecture on Contemporary Art, we will hear from Anne Ryan, Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on the Wynne Prize, its history, impact and the 2023 iteration currently on display at NERAM. Starting as a Q&A discussion with NERAM Director Rachael Parsons and culminating in a walkthrough of the exhibition, the talk will give attendees an in depth view of Australia’s oldest art prize, contemporary landscape painting and figurative sculpture.

Your ticket includes exhibition entry, curator’s talk and tour and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

Anne Ryan is Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where she has responsibility for the collection of Australian prints, drawings and watercolours. She studied at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, and was the Sarah and William Holmes Scholar in the Departments of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum in 2001-02.

Anne has organised a number of exhibitions and publications on historical and contemporary Australian art and artists including Fred Williams, David Aspden, James Gleeson, Brett Whiteley, and Australian printmaking. Her interests include modern and contemporary Australian painting, printmaking and women artists, with a particular interest in drawing, curating the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial exhibitions Drawing out (2014), Close to home (2016), Real worlds (2020) and the forthcoming 2024 biennial. She is the curator of the forthcoming Lesley Dumbrell: Thrum exhibition at the AGNSW in 2024, and has curated the annual Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes eight times since 2015.

The Packsaddle Lecture Series invites guest speakers to expound on aspects of Australian and international artistic practices and history, providing the community with an opportunity to explore themes and ideas related to some of the museum’s key collection areas. The annual Chandler Coventry Lecture on Contemporary Art focusses on art from the later part of the 20th century though to current practices.


Hand-drawn illustration of a bacpack-style bag

The Packsaddle Lecture Series is sponsored by Packsaddle.


March 13
6:00 pm
$10 – $15
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