Walking with Gertrude
Step back in time to the Brisbane of yesteryear by embarking on a time-travelling theatrical walking tour with renowned late art critic Dr Gertrude Langer. Beginning in the King George Square Foyer of Brisbane City Hall, the 90-minute tour transports participants back to the Brisbane of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s to discover the significant role Gertrude played in educating a local Brisbane audience, who until then had few opportunities to learn first-hand about art developments and movements from an international perspective. As the Second World War broke out, Dr Gertrude Langer and her architect husband Dr Karl Langer escaped Austria to immigrate to Brisbane. Boasting a PhD in art history, an undying love for the modern-art movement and determination to share her knowledge, Gertrude left a lasting impact on the Brisbane art scene as one of the city’s earliest and most-passionate art critics. Expanding on the legacies of migration and modernism shared in the Bauhaus Now exhibition, this theatrical walking tour uncovers how Gertrude’s influence changed the face of Brisbane forever.
Please note Museum of Brisbane is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.