C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

This is a joint project in conjunction with the Royal Academy London
international exhibition: GENIUS & AMBITION:

Symbolism in Art: Reviving a Lost Language

2.30-4pm    Sunday, 1st June

LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre

121 View Street, Bendigo, VIC  3550

FREE EVENT, bookings preferred    T  03 5434 6088

John William Waterhouse,  A Mermaid , 1900, oil on canvas, ® Royal Academy of Arts, London, Photographer John Hammond

John William Waterhouse, A Mermaid, 1900, oil on canvas, ® Royal Academy of Arts, London, Photographer John Hammond

Art Connoisseurs of 18th & 19th century Britain were well versed in the language of symbolism - paintings could be easily read and understood by their audience.  The Royal Academy with its well-defined language of symbols was undoubtedly critical in keeping the science of symbolism alive.

Carl Gustave Jung is recognised as one of the great philosophers of the Edwardian period. This program will examine the significance of Jungian theory of symbolism as it relates tothe works in the exhibition.


Mark Sumner - Jungian Studies Australia, Bendigo 

will open the presentation with an introduction to C. G. Jung and Jungian philosophy.

Tansy Curtin - Senior Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery, co-curator of GENIUS & AMBITION 

will offer a concise introduction to this international exhibition.

Tim Falkiner - Transpersonal Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, Melbourne -

will explain the importance of the artwork in Jungian psychology including: symbols as language of the unconscious and the significance of the Academy artwork n enabling British (and Australian)  society to cope with the social and cultural changes brought about by the age of science, the industrial revolution and the inflow of foreign culture following British imperial expansion.

Tim's presentation can be downloaded HERE.

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