Papunya to the Present, Talk by Susan McCulloch - April 16th

Wentworth Galleries are pleased to announce

"Papunya to the Present... The rise of central desert art"

Part of our Art Lecture Series

presented by Susan McCulloch OAM


Come and join us for an informative and intriguing talk on this fascinating subject. In a 40 minute talk Susan will cover the growth of the Aboriginal art movement from its humble beginnings, through its early days, all the way to present day contemporary Indigenous Art.

There will be refreshments and canapes by the Sofitel Wentworth along with an exhibition of outstanding Australian Aboriginal Art on display. Tickets are $25 and availability is strictly limited. If you'd like to purchase tickets on the phone, please call us on (02) 9222-1042.

Susan McCulloch OAM


Susan McCulloch is an art writer, art book publisher, art consultant and curator. She is co-director, with her daughter Emily McCulloch Childs, of the art company McCulloch & McCulloch and co-author and publisher of McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art and McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide as well as other books on Australian art – including those in partnership with collectors, arts centres, and government art funding agencies. 

 She has been a book publisher since 1978, combined with writing on the arts for Australia’s leading press including as The Australian’s visual arts writer 1994-2003 and its national art critic 2003-2004. Currently she is a contributor to the Australian Financial Review and select art magazines. 

 She has been documenting the art of Indigenous Australia for newspapers, books and other media since the early 1990s, travelling frequently to art producing communities  throughout Australia. 

 Susan is also an art consultant advising on individual purchases and collection management for individuals, private and corporate collections; a curator of exhibitions for public and private galleries; a judge of major art prizes; a public speaker and commentator on art. 

 In January 2011 Susan McCulloch received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the arts for writing and publishing.