It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and tragic artists, Brett Whiteley. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley from a Melbourne art restorer's studio. In her book about the scandal, Whiteley On Trial, author Gabriella Coslovich discusses the trial and acquittal by the Appeals Bench. Join her as she talks about this intriguing story with Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith.
Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree'. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre