Fake or Fortune: Artists’ techniques

A talk by Andrew Durham (Artlab) | Thursday 20 June 6:00PM

Andrew Durham, Director of Artlab Australia, will talk about personal interviews with artists including Frank Stella and Francis Bacon, moving on to controversies including the recent Brett Whiteley forgery case and some of our local cases of identification and authentication such as the Carrick Hill “Santa Maria Della Salute”,  thought by some to be by Turner.

About the Speaker

Andrew Durham has been Director of Artlab Australia since 2005, looking after the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australia Museum, State Library, History Trust of South Australia and Carrick Hill. Graduating from Cambridge University with an MA in Art History, he trained as a paintings conservator at the Courtauld Institute in London and at the Atelier Crephart in Geneva, Switzerland. After positions as paintings conservator in Leicester and at the Tate Gallery in London, he was appointed Head of Conservation at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra.

Returning to the UK he worked with English Heritage before spending ten years as Keeper of Conservation at the National Museums Liverpool where in 1998 The Conservation Centre won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award and International Institute of Conservation’s
Keck Award.

Andrew is a Board member of Ace Open, a contemporary art space in Adelaide, with a keen interest in modern art and Asian civilisation and culture. Artlab Australia has been involved in several conservation projects in India, China and the countries of South East Asia.


Tickets $25 (includes a glass of wine on arrival).

Limited free parking available onsite.

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