On hold – LECTURE 2 2020: Helen Ennis on Carol Jerrems

Dates & times

Sun 5 April 2020, 3.00 pm–4.00 pm


TBA may be online


Join us at 3PM on Sunday 5 April at the ANU School of Art Lecture Theatre for the second installment of our series of lectures by artists on art.

In this lecture, photography scholar Helen Ennis discusses the work of Carol Jerrems (1949-1980), who in the 1970s helped redefine the character of Australian photography. Jerrems kept diaries and notes which illuminate her views on art and life, intertwining with her photographic concerns.

Helen Ennis is Emeritus Professor of the ANU School of Art & Design Centre for Art History and Theory.

This lecture is part of the Drill Hall Gallery Lecture Series 2020: Artists on Art.

Many artists are reluctant to talk about their creative process, often with reason. Others have excelled in conveying indispensable ideas and insights through their writings, which can take many forms – diary jottings, lecture notes, manifestoes or treatises… Our 2020 Lecture Series focuses on artists whose written commentaries and critiques are indispensable to any well-rounded understanding of their artistic achievements. Lecturers will examine ways artists have described their practices, analysed the work of their peers, responded to pressing issues of the times, and dealt with their own doubts and fears.

$10 General Admission
$5 Students
Free admission for Friends of the Gallery
Tickets may be bought online via eventbrite or on the door.


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