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The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay

Feb 28, 2015  ·  2 min read

Posted by Sas Lyon

Hugh Ramsay’s life was short but his impact endures. In celebration of the endowment of a chair in Australian art history at the University of Melbourne in his name, by his great niece Patricia Fullerton, the Australian Institute of Art History together with the National Gallery of Australia present this one day symposium reassessing his legacies.


9.00 – 9.30am Registration and coffee

9.30am Welcome

9.45 – 11.00am SESSION ONE
Hugh Ramsay and philanthropy (Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia)
The life of Hugh Ramsay (Patricia Fullerton)
Hugh Ramsay in an Australian Context (Mary Eagle)

11.00 – 11.30 Morning tea

11.30am – 12.30pm SESSION TWO
Hugh Ramsay and George Lambert (Anna Gray)
The portraiture of Hugh Ramsay ( Angus Trumble)

12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch will be available for purchase in the NGA café, the NGA Members Lounge, the NPG café or the National Library cafe. Delegates will also be able to visit the James Turrell exhibition on purchase of a ticket.

2.00 – 3.00pm SESSION THREE
Conservation of Ramsay’s paintings at the NGV (Michael Varcoe-Cocks)
Ramsay’s paintings at the University of Melbourne (Alex Ellem)

3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30 – 4.45pm SESSION FOUR
Joseph Burke and Hugh Ramsay (Jaynie Anderson)
Jenanne from the NGV collection (Alison Inglis)
Conclusion (Daniel Thomas)


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