Tombs that Talk

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Wander into any cemetery you will find many gravestones especially in the Victorian era that feature more than just words but sometimes fascinating decorative schemes. Deciphering the meaning behind these symbols can be an instructive exercise - so if you see a broken column it usually indicates a life cut short and the ivy is a sign of […]

Theatreland Melbourne- a walk with Kenneth Park

Princess Theatre 163 Spring St, Melbourne

Enjoy a trip down memory lane as we take a walk past some of Melbourne's fine old theatres and locations of former theatres. Remember the days of the Tivoli, the Metro on Collins (Former Auditorium) and many more... Ticket $28 (includes all booking fees and a coffee, tea or hot chocolate)

Art Exhibitions that have changed the course of Art History

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Every now and again a temporary art exhibitions will achieve fame for its impact on the world of art.  Exhibitions have evolved from from juried salons to “blockbuster” extravaganzas, to themed group exhibitions. New curatorial presentations changed the way people viewed and assessed art which then encouraged artistic innovation. This lecture looks at some of […]

Frank Lloyd Wright & his Legacy

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Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) remains one of the most influential architects the world has ever seen. In a seven decade long career he designed over 1,000 structures. He believed designing in "harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. He was forthright, his ideas resonate continue to resonate […]

Discover the University of Melbourne with Kenneth Park

University of Melbourne

Enjoy a walk around the the impressive grounds of the University of Melbourne (established in 1853). The University features a fabulous collection of architecture of different styles as well as some very beautiful grounds dotted with public art and architectural treasures. Some of you might recall that I did this walk many years ago but […]

Discover the University of Melbourne with Kenneth Park

University of Melbourne

Enjoy a walk around the the impressive grounds of the University of Melbourne (established in 1853). The University features a fabulous collection of architecture of different styles as well as some very beautiful grounds dotted with public art and architectural treasures. Some of you might recall that I did this walk many years ago but […]

Geoffrey Edwards presents Minneapolis to Merricks – the rise and role of the modern sculpture park

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As one of the oldest art forms, monumental sculpture has been presented in spectacular outdoor settings since antiquity. The princely estates of Renaissance and Baroque Europe were populated with marble nymphs and classical deities. Major art museums throughout the world feature large-scale sculpture in their gardens and courtyards. But the idea of a park or […]

Arthur Streeton & his Artistic Legacy

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Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 1867 – 1 September 1943) was one of Australia's most important landscape painters and a leading member of the Heidelberg School of Australian Impression. He also served as an Official War Artist in World War I. The NGV is presenting a major exhibition on Streeton starting in April so […]

The Magic of Milan

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Milan is an extraordinary city - a city with an incredible historical pedigree. It is an industrial and a design centre, and it is fashion capital and it celebrates for the arts and so much more... As Giorgio Armani said "Milan is a true metropolis: strong and fearless but welcoming, too. Little by little, I […]

Sculptures of Melbourne No 2

State Library Victoria 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

This walking tour will meander through the CBD seeking out some of Melbourne’s incredibly diverse sculptures (and public art). Our walk will take us from the State Library of Victoria to the Parliamentary precinct Ticket $28 (includes all booking fees and a coffee, tea or hot chocolate) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL