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World War 1, Artists, and the ‘Profession of the New ErA’

In a recently published chapter, Jackie Dickenson traces the expansion of commercial opportunities for artists in the wake of World War 1.

[click here] The First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia 1914–1939

The collection is edited by Kate Darian-Smith and James Waghorne (Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Publishing, 2019).


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Book Launch

In September 2016, we celebrated the publication of Behind Glass Doors: the World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959-1989 (Perth: UWAP 2016) in the Research Lounge of the new Arts West building at the University of Melbourne. The book was launched by the legendary copywriter Rosem’ry Bertel.

The following month, Greg Daniel AM of KPMG Australia launched the book in Sydney. Ninety people gathered at the new International Tower 3 at Barangaroo including many of those who had been interviewed for the book.