2015 Megaw Lecture

Flinders University Art Museum with the Department of Archaeology present:

Guest Speaker: Dr Danie Mellor

Senior Lecturer (Theoretical Enquiry), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Chair of Arts Practice, Visual Arts, Australia Council for the Arts

Danie Mellor is an award-winning Australian artist maintaining strong links to his mother’s country on the Atherton Tablelands in far North Queensland. Receiving a doctorate from the National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University in 2004, he joined the staff of Sydney University in 2005, now dividing his time there with studio-based practice in Canberra. Encompassing drawing, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, Mellor’s work is concerned with the vexed and interwoven histories of Australia’s Indigenous and settler cultures.

Image: Danie Mellor, Bala Jindigal (of home and country) (detail), 2014, pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper, commissioned by Emeritus Professor JVS Megaw and gifted to Flinders University Art Museum in memory of Dr M Ruth Megaw, Flinders University Art Museum 4959, courtesy of the artist

Thursday 30 July 2015

Flinders University Victoria Square
Room 1 | Level 1
182 Victoria Square | Adelaide

The Ruth and Vincent Megaw Annual lecture in Archaeology and Art was established in 2014 to honour the commitment and contributions of Emeritus Professor Vincent Megaw and his late wife Dr M Ruth Megaw to the Flinders University Archaeology department and the Flinders University Art Museum. The lecture is supported by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University.

2018 Megaw Lecture – Professor Thomas Stöllner

2017 Megaw Lecture – Associate Professor Dr. Sonya Atalay

2016 Megaw Lecture – Professor Howard Morphy

2015 Megaw Lecture – Dr. Danie Mellor

2014 Megaw Lecture – Emeritus Professor Dr. Brian Fagan