Speaker of the Month: Canterbury College School of Art with Bojana Rimbovska
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
$5 Friends / $10 Non-Members / Students free with ID
First opened in 1882, the Canterbury College School of Art is Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest art school.
In being such a longstanding educational institution, it has left a significant impact on the artistic culture of the city, and an examination of its early history can offer a reference point from which to consider some of the continuities and changes in art education over its 140 year history.
In this talk, art historian Bojana Rimbovska will discuss some of the global and local influences that shaped the teaching of art and design during the first few decades of the School’s operation, as well as some of the methods and materials used there as part of the students’ artistic training.
Bojana is currently undertaking a PhD in art history at the University of Canterbury focusing on replication and flows of material culture in the nineteenth century. Her recently curated exhibition, Object Lessons: Imported collections, local art, and design education in Ōtautahi Christchurch, considers the institutional basis of New Zealand’s artistic identity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.