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Department of Social Anthropology


Sir Antony Gormley

Inside Australia

Film screening and in conversation  

‘Inside Australia’ is Hugh Brody's documentary about Sir Antony Gormley's evolving relationship with the people of Menzies, Western Australia and his stunning art installation on Lake Ballard, where his 51 sculptures stand over 10 square km celebrating both the Menzies community and the surrounding landscape.

Sir Antony Gormley is one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists and the creator of the celebrated work of public sculpture known as the Angel of the North. He is a graduate of the Department of Social Anthropology (1971).

He will be joined at this event by anthropologist and filmmaker Hugh Brody, who directed ‘Inside Australia’ and is an Honorary Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute and the author of Maps and Dreams and The Other Side of Eden.


Image credit: 

Sir Antony Gormley
Cast alloy of iron, molybdenum, iridium, vanadium and titanium
51 elements based on 51 inhabitants of Menzies, Western Australia
Commission for 50th Perth International Arts Festival, Western Australia, 2003 (installed in Lake Ballard)
Photograph by Ashley de Prazer, Perth, Western Australia

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:00
Event location: 
Mill Lane Lecture room 4