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Gary Werskey - Author Talk and Gallery Tour

Author Gary Werskey talks about his book "Picturing a Nation - The art and life of A.H. Fullwood" followed by a tour of Tamworth Gallery.

Image Credit: A.H. Fullwood, 'The Shoalhaven River from Camberwarra', 1892. Private collection. 

"Picturing a Nation - The art and life of A.H. Fullwood"

Author Gary Werskey talks about his book,
followed by a tour of the Tamworth Regional Gallery Collection

Tuesday 7 December, 2pm Tamworth City Library and Tamworth Regional Gallery

Join us to hear from author Gary Werskey as he talks about his book  'Picturing a Nation - the Art and Life of A.H. Fullwood', followed by a tour of the Tamworth Regional Gallery Collection and afternoon tea.

Learn about the untold story of a major Australian artist. Regarded in his day as an important Australian impressionist painter, A.H. Fullwood (1863–1930) was also the most widely viewed British–Australian artist of the Heidelberg era.

Fullwood’s illustrations for the popular Picturesque Atlas of Australasia and the Bulletin, as well as leading Australian and English newspapers, helped shape how settler–colonial Australia was seen both here and around the world. Meanwhile his paintings were as celebrated as those of his good friends Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. So why is Fullwood so little known today?

In this pioneering, richly illustrated biography, Gary Werskey brings Fullwood and his extraordinary career as an illustrator, painter, and war artist back to life, while casting a new light on the most fabled era in the history of Australian art.

Tamworth City Library will be hosting cultural historian Dr Gary Werskey, who will talk about his latest biography, Picturing a Nation - the Art and Life of A.H. Fullwood. 

As an illustrator, painter, and war artist - Fullwood helped shape how settler-colonial Australia was viewed here and around the world. He also has art depicting our very own Peel Street and Peel River.

Starting at 2pm, this free event will involve an author talk, book signing session, afternoon tea, and a tour of the Tamworth Regional Gallery collection,  where his work will be on display.

Format

       Duration: 2 hours, 2pm - 4pm

       Gary Werksley about 'Picturing a Nation - the Art and Life of A.H. Fullwood'

       Tour of the Tamworth Regional Gallery collection featuring Fullwoods works

       Followed by afternoon tea in the library. Books available for purchase and signing. 

       Cost: Free  - bookings essential

GARY WERSKEY is a Harvard-trained biographer and cultural historian, who has held academic positions at Edinburgh University, Imperial College, and the University of New South Wales. For the past decade he has promoted the study of Australian history to a wider audience as a co-founder of the Blackheath History Forum. He is currently an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Department of History.

This is a COVIDSafe event. All attendees 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated to attend. Vaccination status will need to be sighted on arrival as part of Service NSW QR check in. Masks must be worn by those aged 12 years and over inside the venue.

Register

Free

Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

07 December 2021

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM