Friday, 15 April 2016
NOTE: The Discussion Group will resume in May
8.00pm Guest Speaker
NOTE: Due to a life threatening accident, the speaker advertised in our 2016 Program Booklet
has had to defer his presentation til 2017.
Jung, Art and the Victorian Feminine
In this lecture we will explore Victorian art within the framework of Jungian psychology and define some basic traditional symbolism and symbolic syntax.
Through a series of images, Tim Falkiner will examine artists’ fascination with Victorian era archetypal subjects: St George and the Dragon, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Hylas and the Nymphs, the lamia, mermaids, the sphinx, sorceresses and female slaves and martyrs.
Tim will explain the 19th Century influences behind this artwork and the role they played in the feminine emancipation occurring in that era. Exploration of the artwork will throw light on what feminine emancipation is, and how it is achieved.
Tim Falkiner is a transpersonal counsellor and hypnotherapist, a member of the Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association and a Committee member of the C.G. Jung Society of Melbourne. Tim is interested in Jungian psychology, particularly as it relates to symbolism. He has previously lectured at the Society on the symbols on gaming machines played by problem gamblers.