VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | DOGS IN ART with Kenneth Park

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” US President Harry Truman

This lecture takes a look at dogs in art as part of our series of animals in art. Dogs often appear in artworks. “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones.

This lecture will explore how we people have depicted our dogs though the ages more often than not as the loyal devoted friend, protector.

Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture ‘DOGS IN ART’ via ZOOM. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

KENNETH W PARK has served as Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership / loyalty and public relations.

An avid traveller, tour leader and lecturer, Kenneth works with a range of tourism organisations and travel companies across the globe. He lives by the motto: ‘Life is a grand tour so make the most of it’. His tertiary studies include political science, administration, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history and international relations. Kenneth has a passion for travel, food, wine, arts, architecture, history, and good conversation … essentially the good life!

This online lecture is supported by The Friends of TJC
This online lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust

The lecture will begin promptly at 10:10 am. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close two hours before the lecture, unless sold out prior.

**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed prior to the lecture. Please see note on your ticket. If you have any concerns please email visitorservices@johnstoncollection.org or phone 0427 273 845

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer's A distinguished member of the Humane Society (1831), which depicts a stray dog called 'Bob', a Newfoundland, who was rewarded with this title for saving 23 people from drowning in the sea at the London waterfront where he set up his 'home' on the sea wall. His honorary title earned him a medal and a daily meal!

Image: Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (English, 1802–1873), A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society, 1831 (exhibited 1838), oil paint on canvas | 1118 × 1435 mm, collection of the Tate Collection, London, N01226, bequeathed by Newman Smith, 1887, image used with permission under Public Domain

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