How to Read a Painting?

How you read a painting so you can understand, discuss and learn from it? Art is a window into society but we rarely spend the time to understand what we see and think about what it means or how it reflects us personally.  Different styles if art can be difficult to interpret so how do we find answers in paintings that can teach, inspire us and make us think? This is an interactive talk to show participants how to read and decode different aspects of paintings by analysing their elements. 


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Samantha Allen, art engagement specialist

SPEAKER – SAMANTHA ALLEN

Sam is an arts engagement specialist, working internationally with audiences, museum and heritage professionals to transform meaning and provide authentic engagement in programming, events and external communications. She is an innovator who combines strategic marketing, education and arts administration to catalyse change and has run her own international arts organisation since 2014. Sam is passionate advocate of racial activism and has a BA in Classical Studies and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. 

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