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2016 ASA Lecture Series with Friends of the Art Gallery of WA

Eleven enthralling lectures covering a wide range of topics designed to entertain and educate from esteemed Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) lecturers presented by the Friends of the Art Gallery of WA. Ensure you don’t miss out on any of the 2016 series by purchasing the Members’ Series Pass, which includes the 11 lecture series for $250 – a substantial saving on the individual cost per lecture.

The ASA Series Pass is available for Friends Members only. Free car parking at AGWA at the time of the lecture is available to ASA 2016 Series Pass Holders. The ASA Series Pass is only available for purchase up until the first lecture on 15 March 2016.

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Buy a Series Pass for all 11 lectures or purchase individually below.


Lecture 11: Troy – “Imaginary Ilium, a fabled city in myth, art and literature”

With Dr Heather Sebo

Embassy to Achilles (detail)

The city of Troy is a famous archaeological site in North Western Turkey, but it is also, perhaps more importantly, a place in the "county of the mind", an important site in the modern, as well as the ancient, imaginary. Troy's beginnings stretch back to the time of origins, to the Great Flood, its very walls were built by Poseidon and Apollo. The ancients describe it as a place of untold wealth, of gold and fabulous luxury. But Troy was always a tragic city, loved and hated by the gods and beset by a fatal disposition to renege on its obligations. Emblematic of this weakness is the story of Cassandra who accepted Apollo's gift of prophecy, who foresaw Troy's destruction, but was fated never to be believed when she withdrew her favours. This lecture will explore the engagement of ancient poets and vase painters with the myth of Troy.

Date: Tuesday 18 October
Time: 6 8pm
Location: Central Institute of Technology – Lecture Theatre, Building 1 (Museum Street Entrance)
Price: $30 Member /$40 Non Member (includes refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:30pm)

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Image credit - Embassy to Achilles - Supplied by ASA (detail)


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