The Glass Canoe and the Honey-Eater

Read, R. (Speaker)

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

Description

During and after the America’s Cup in the 1980s, artist Roger Leevers gained an iconic following of fans who used to come to look at his latest satirical blackboard drawings in Fremantle designed to sell the new boutique beers that a spate of local breweries were bringing to the jaded and parochial Australian palette.
Roger’s cynical visions of Australian politics and consumerism tested the boundaries of publicans’ tolerance – once they understood them. Emeritus Professor Richard Read has been given unique access to these lost treasures and will extol Roger’s art for its elated critique of a lost Fremantle pub culture.
A warning: while Roger goes in for a lot of refined irony, pub art of the 1980s could tend to the bawdy side! Join us for this unique event – complete with beer and bar snacks!
Period7 Feb 2019
Event titleThe Glass Canoe and the Honey-Eater: Roger Leever’s Outsider Art of Elation’, : Roger Leever’s Outsider Art of Elation
Event typeCommunity
LocationPerth, Australia, Western Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal