In The Artist's Footsteps Announces Federation Project
The life and works of Australia's most famous painters will be taken into Australian classrooms next year through a unique project 'In the Artist's Footsteps' created by medialaunch Pty. Ltd., a Melbourne based Communications and Internet company.
The program will be launched with the life and works of Heidelberg School Artist Tom Roberts, who painted the Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and York, (later King George V) May 9 1901 (1903) to coincide with Federation celebrations.
In the Artists Footsteps Managing Editor Shirley Baynes-Smith today said, "The site being curated by leading Australian art historian and author Andrew Mackenzie, will provide a special learning experience for students and art lovers of all ages."
Managing Director of medialaunch.com.au Pty Ltd, Ron Smith said, "In the Artist's Footsteps would expand its coverage on the artists including Sir Arthur Streeton, Walter Withers, Charles Conder and Hans Heysen. Funding for the expansion will come from corporate sponsors.
The site will also be implementing an education program related to schools and local artists.
The preservation and promotion of the lives and works of our famous artists such as Roberts, Streeton, McCubbin, Conder, Withers and others through the Internet is an important strategy as over time photographs and documents can deteriorate.
In the case of Tom Roberts and 'The Big Picture' a communications campaign is being built around the site to provide wide access to the information. Mr Smith said that In the Artist's Footsteps will also provide an opportunity for Australian art and artists to be promoted internationally as a tourism strategy for galleries.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890