Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023
6:00pm – 7:00pm
The next installment for Kelvin Confidential is on Wednesday October 4, at 6pm
The October edition will feature James Hewison getting ‘confidential’ with the ‘First Female President of the Kelvin Club’, Su Baker.
Professor Su Baker is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor Cultural Partnerships, and also the Director of Centre of Visual Arts (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne. She was Head of the School of Art for 10 years, and the Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) for seven years with over 25 years’ experience in teaching, research and senior management. She undertook graduate study at Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, and in 2004 was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts, at Curtin University of Technology. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2018 for significant service to tertiary education in the visual and creative arts.
Su Baker has held solo exhibitions since 1983 in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Her painting has been included in significant group exhibitions including Perspecta ’89 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1989), Dissonance: Aspects of Feminism at Artspace, Sydney (1993) and Heavenly Creatures at Heide Museum of Modern Art (2004-5). Baker was awarded the Portia Geach Portrait Prize in 1996. Her work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank and several regional and tertiary collections. Sustained Sensation a monograph of her work was published in 2016.
Closer to home Su was the first female President of the Kelvin Club. She is trying to remember how to be an artist and feeling guilty about enjoying it so much!!
Date: October 4th 2023
Where: Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000