A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia: The Cultural Patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812–1886)
This international symposium examines the patronage of Melbourne’s first Catholic Bishop, James Goold, and his contribution to the cultural life of colonial Melbourne, especially through his art collection, library and patronage of architecture.
Sessions will be devoted to the Bishop’s important Baroque painting collection, his colonial library and his patronage of the British architect William Wilkinson Wardell, and its imprint on the built environment of Melbourne.
5.30pm Evening Keynote, Professor Klaus Kruger (Freie Universitat Berlin) Image and Imagination, The Pictorial Presence of Heavenly Grace in Baroque Painting
Presented by the Australian Institute of Art History, within the School of Culture and Communication, and in partnership with the University of Divinity. Dr Colin's Barr's attendance at the symposium is generously supported by the Macgeorge Bequest.
Image: Portrait of James Goold, c.1850–55, oil on canvas. By permission of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives.
Professor Klaus Kruger, Freie Universität