|La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
The Swinging Sixties was a youth-driven cultural revolution that was all about being modern and embracing fun-loving lifestyle, and at its heart was the city of London. Art, music and fashion flourished in London. It was the time of the Beatles; Mary Quant's bold fashions like the miniskirt; popular fashion models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton; the mod subculture and the iconic status of popular shopping areas like Kings Road and Carnaby Street. It was a time of social and political change; the activism of the anti-nuclear movement and sexual liberation. This lecture by Kenneth Park takes a look at London in the Swinging Sixties, when the fashions of Mary Quant inspired, expressed and most importantly, helped to define this period of great change.
About the speaker:
Kenneth Park is curator and cultural historian with a passion for art, architecture, travel, history and the good life. Kenneth has been Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for over thirty years. He has also carved out a multiple decades long career as lecturer on, and leader of tours all over the world. In recent years, Kenneth frequently lectures on fashion and design. Born at the beginning the sixties, Kenneth notes that he did not quite experience the era. He was a youth of subsequent decades of the seventies and eighties. Nonetheless, he looks back to the Swinging Sixties fascinated by its impact on his generation and others that have followed.