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Lectures & Bookings

Mondrian image Tuesday 28 May 2019 at Ming Gallery

Lecturer/presenter: ALEXANDRA DRYSDALE

Red Vibrations: The Aesthetic and Emotional Significance of Red in Western Art, From Angelic Pink to Demonic Scarlet

Colours are radiant energies that affect us positively and negatively, and red is the most forceful of all.

Sunrise, Blue Rigi - Turner Thursday 30 May 2019 at Green Mansion

Lecturer/presenter: ALEXANDRA DRYSDALE

Let there be Light: The Art and Science of Light in Painting

4.6 Billion years ago, a star was born and our sun started to shine. Soon after this the Earth and our other planets were formed and light began its eight minute flight to Earth.

Thursday 27th June at the Peranakan Mansion (Green Mansion) at 6:30pm

Lecturer/presenter: DAVID ROSIER

The Dowager Empress Cixi (1835–1908) Ruling from Behind the Yellow Silk Screen

This lecture seeks to provide a balanced insight into the life and achievements of one of the most important women in Chinese Imperial history.

David Rosier Saturday 29th June at the Ming Art Gallery from 10:30am

Lecturer/presenter: DAVID ROSIER

"Heavens Embroidered Cloth" The history and Development of Chinese Imperial Silk

This lecture traces the origins of, plus myths that surround, Imperial Chinese Silk.

Ahmad Zakii Anwar - Seated Figure Postponed

Lecturer/presenter: VIV LAWES

A Youthful World - Malaysian Fine Art in Half a Century

Malaysia has a rich and vibrant artistic heritage, yet the country’s first art school was founded only fifty years ago.

Alfred Hitchcock image Thursday 26th Sept at the Peranakan Mansion (Green Mansion) at 6:30pm

Lecturer/presenter: John Francis

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Alfred Hitchcock was a film director and the ‘master of darkness’. He made over fifty feature films where we often see innocent people were caught up in circumstances beyond their control.