Event details


Date and time

  • Sat 22 May, 1pm-3pm

Event type

  • Talk


Event Fee

  • $10


  • Registration essential
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FOLWAG Lecture Series: Symbolism
Saturday 22 May, 1pm-3pm


The Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery invite you to join Dr Jan Altmann in discussion as part of the new Art History Lecture series.  

Even when an artwork appears to be just recording a scene or telling a story there will often be symbols deeply embedded within the objects depicted and the way in which they are presented. Cultural symbols cannot escape their cultural significance – an apple is always associated with the Eden story, a dove in Christian iconography always means peace.

Refreshments provided.


Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

The Friends are an integral part of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and provide support for its activities, ranging from the acquisition of new works to providing artistic and technical facilities. This support is achieved through memberships, donations and fundraising activities. 


Please note: due to Covid-19 safety precautions, registration is essential for this event and space is limited.


Image: Photograph by Nic Montagu.