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A studio in Paris : Australian artists at the Cité Internationale des Arts 1967-2000

  • This event finished on 01 June 2001

5 May – 1 July 2001

A studio in Paris : Australian artists at the Cité Internationale des Arts 1967-2000, was an initiative of the S.H. Ervin Gallery which examined the rich history of the overseas studio residency scheme at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The exhibition provided a historical overview of the creative output of a generation of Australian artists resident at the Cité. Fifty five artists from Sydney, regional New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland, contributed works in various media including paintings, works on paper, films, installations, sculptures, prints and photographs dating from 1967 to the present. All of the works were created during the artists’ residency at the Cité studios in Paris.

The Cité complex, picturesquely situated overlooking the Seine in the Marais district of Paris, houses over three hundred artist ateliers. There are several studios available for Australian visual artists, writers, musicians and designers which are administered by bodies such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia  Council for the Arts, Power Institute (University of Sydney), College of Fine Arts (University of New South Wales) and the University of Tasmania. These studio  residencies promote and encourage Australian artists through the provision of accommodation in Paris and the proximity to European art collections.


Sunday 6 May 3pm The curator and the artists  – Jane Watters with Cite residents Jennifer Keeler-Milne & Eleanor Hart

Sunday 13 May 3pm Artists, poets and books – Jean Kent  The satin bowerbird; Ruark Lewis Just for Nothing & Idris Murphy The heretic

Wednesday 16 May 5pm Writers in Paris: ‘Paris belongs to me’ An umbrella event of the Sydney Writers’ Festival – Justin Fleming & Marion Halligan talk about Paris & read from their books.

Sunday 20 May 3pm A love of drawing – Slide presentation: by Laurens Tan , Wendy Howard  & Jacqueline Rose

Sunday 27 May 3pm Paris in the 70s – Ken Unsworth, Mirabel Fitzgerald with Darani Lewers and Helge Larsen

Sunday 3 June 3pm Printmaking in Paris – Ann Thomson  & Peter Sharp

Sunday 10 June 3pm Mixed media – Slide presentation: by Craig Bennett, Susan Andrews & Jayne Dyer

Sunday 17 June 3pm Paris: an obsession – Yvonne Boag & Graham Blondel

Sunday 24 June 3pm History of the studios – Elizabeth Ashburn, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales & Jane Watters, Director S H Ervin Gallery

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