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The Art of the Russian Revolution

November 16, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker: Dr Michael Adcock

Academy Travel is proud to sponsor the Friends of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery’s Artz Talk 2019 program.

This November sees Academy Travel tour leader and social historian Dr Michael Adcock speaking on the “The Art of the Russian Revolution”.

The Art of the Russian Revolution
In 2019, two major exhibitions in Europe charted the course of Russian revolutionary art. The first in Russia drew attention to Ilya Repin, the influential leader of the Wanderers group, who in the 19th century rebelled against the historicist themes of the Russian Academy of Arts and went out to paint the lives of peasants and workers. The second exhibition in Paris, Rouge: Art and Utopia in Soviet Russia, traced out the great themes of Stalin’s vision for a regimented, conformist and supposedly utopian society. Between these two eras lies the actual art of the Russian Revolution and the Civil War, manifestation of the battle to capture hearts and minds throughout the conflicts. Join art and revolutionary expert Dr Michael Adcock as he charts the influence of art during this tumultuous period.

Dr Michael Adcock
Dr Michael Adcock is a social and cultural historian with over ten years’ experience in leading residential study tours to Europe. He has a strong interest in the interpretation of the arts in the context of the political and social moment in which they were created. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts (Combined First-Class Honours in French and History), a Master of Arts (French History) and a Doctor of Philosophy (French History), all from the University of Melbourne. He has held a post as lecturer-in-charge at the University of Melbourne, where he presented courses on the French Revolution and on French society and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The cost for this lecture is:

  • Friends of Hazelhurst $8
  • Non-members $14

The lecture includes drinks and nibbles, with time for a Q&A with the presenter.

Bookings can be made by phoning the gallery on 8536 5700 or at the Hazelhurst Administration Desk.


November 16, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Dr Michael Adcock


Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
782 Kingsway
Gymea, NSW 2227 Australia
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(02) 8536 5700