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March 2020

Sculptures of Melbourne No. 1

21 March at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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$25

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 National Gallery of Victoria (St Kilda Road) TO the State Library of Victoria. Start: In front of the National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road Finish: Vicinity of The State Library of Victoria, Swanston Street

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Marking Women’s History Month – Votes for Women

31 March at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

The Old Treasury Building is a key building in Victoria’s Parliamentary precinct; and rather appropriately located nearby is a wonderful sculpture by Susan Hewitt and Penelope Lee called the Great Petition which reminds us of the long campaign for equal political rights for women. The sculpture refers to the "Monster Petition" calling for women to be granted the right to vote in Victoria. It was signed by 30,000 Victorian women over a period of six weeks in 1891. The original…

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April 2020

Exploring Fishermen’s Bend (North)

5 April at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Port Light Rail Station (Stop 127), Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 Australia
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$25

This walk explores the landscape between the Port Melbourne railway line (now light rail) and the Yarra River. In days past, industries chose this location due to the proximity to the River wharves. Fishermens Bend was a major manufacturing centre in the thirties, but by the 2000’s was rezoned for residential development. This walk looks at the historical development of Fishermans Bend - from flat water-logged land, to the rise of industry and finally to the new twist of residential…

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Raphael – Five hundred years on…

7 April at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino also known as Raphael was celebrated as one of the great Italian painters and architects of the High Renaissance.  He was born in 1483 and died April 6, 1520. So, in 2020, we mark five hundred years since his death, and yet today Raphael is still much admired for his work is admired for its form, composition, and visual depiction of his human subjects. Raphael sits along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci as one of…

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May 2020

Abbotsford & Along the Yarra: Walk with Kenneth Park

9 May at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Victoria Park Station, Lulie St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
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$25

This lengthy walk will follow the Yarra River (with one or two deviations). Along the way, we will take in reminders of our industrial past, historic houses and the splendid beauty of Yarra Bend. Start: Meet at Victoria Park Station at the main entrance Finish: Finish at Burnley Street, Richmond

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Exhibitions that changed art history!

19 May at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

Every year on May 18, museums across the globe celebrate International Museums Day. In this lecture, we take a look at some of the great exhibitions of the past that changed the course of art history…including Paris Salon, 1824, Royal Academy, Paris ; Salon de Refusés, Palace of Industry, Paris, 1863; Manet and the Post-Impressionists, Grafton Galleries, London, 1910; Bauhaus Exhibition, 1923, Bauhaus School, Weimar; International Exhibition of Modern Art, 1913, Park Avenue Armory, New York City and so on…

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June 2020

A Walk through Spotswood

13 June at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia
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$25

This walk will explore the historic suburb of Spotswood taking in the remarkable industrial and social heritage of this fascinating locale. Start: Meet at the main entrance. Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood Finish: Vicinity of Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood

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Great Monarchs: Frederick the Great

16 June at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Frederick II (1712 – 1786) known as Frederick the Great ruled the Kingdom of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king, at 46 years. His achievements were many and included military victories, reorganization of Prussian armies, patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment. He was the last Hohenzollern monarch titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving sovereignty over most historically Prussian lands in 1772. Prussia had greatly increased its territories…

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