Buckley drawing as theme of conference
I really want to attend a conference next week at Melbourne but the cost is prohibitive for me, even for a one-day ticket, so I'll just go along to their book fair on Wednesday morning before our art students reunion. The conference is a huge affair, the first south of the Equator - 32nd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, an Olympics of art history and the theme is Crossing Cultures; Conflict, Migration and Convergence. I want to attend the day where they focus on Australian indigenous and Pacific art but I'd better pay the phone bill instead!
The picture here is by an Aboriginal artist Tommy McCrae from 1890 of the 'white' man, William Buckley dancing in a corroboree. He lived with the Wathaurong tribe for 32 years and around Geelong there are numerous significant places that refer to him (such as Buckley's Falls) which I can post some time.