Framed. Reading Between The Lines Of Arts Journalism

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Writing about art is an art form of its own. With the proliferation of digital media, there's been an explosion of outlets, voices and styles of art writing. In fact, anyone can publish their thoughts - including artists themselves. In that climate, what is the role and value of more traditional art critics and journalists, and the weight of historical knowledge and context they bring?

Two award-winning art critics, both longlisted for the 2016 Walkley Book Award, share their thoughts on arts journalism, from criticism to biography.

Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic, The Boston Globe & author, "The Art of Rivalry"
Ashleigh Wilson, Arts Editor, The Australian & author, "Brett Whiteley: Art, Life & the Other Thing"
Moderator: Verity Edwards, journalist, The Australian
The 2017 Institute Series is the State Library's premier Lecture Series with presenting partner The Walkley Foundation.

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Speakers
Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at The Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper's Darwin correspondent, a posting bookended by the Falconio murder trial and the Howard government's intervention in remote Aboriginal communities. During that time he won a Walkley Award for a series on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry that led to a Senate inquiry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper's Arts Editor since 2011.

Sebastian Smee grew up in Adelaide. He has been the Boston Globe's art critic since 2008 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011, having been a runner-up in 2009. He joined the Globe's staff from Sydney, where he worked as national art critic for The Australian. Prior to that, he lived for four years in the UK, where he wrote for the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Art Newspaper, Independent, Prospect, Spectator and Financial Times. Smee has contributed to five books on Lucian Freud. He teaches non-fiction writing at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
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By: State Library of South Australia