The Art of Dionysus (Bacchus)!

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Originally Dionysus was the Greek god of fertility. Later, he came to be known chiefly as the god of wine and pleasure. The Romans called him Bacchus. He has depicted in art since ancient Greek times. In this lecture we explore the colourful legend of Bacchus and how he has he been visually represented over […]

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World Architecture Lecture 2022 (Part 1)

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World Architecture Festival takes place later this year in Lisbon. Now in its 15th year, World Architecture Festival is the largest global architecture event that combines awards, seminars and networking. At the heart of the festival sits a unique live-judged awards programme. In this beautifully illustrated first lecture to two we take a look at […]

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Rooftop Bars (& More) of Melbourne

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It is the time of celebration...so following numerous requests this lecture is a bar hop of some of Melbourne's rooftop and other bars. It will highlight some of Melbourne's memorable bars. It is a bit of fun for the festive season. Cheers! This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury Building […]

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Great Houses & Palaces of Paris No.1

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Paris internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful and glamorous cities. A you would expect it boasts a fabulous collection of grand buildings palais (used to describe French public building (as a courthouse) or official residence and fabulous town mansions and houses referred to as an hôtel particulier. This first lecture will transport to […]

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Alexander McQueen Profiled

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The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting a fantastic exhibition over Summer titled "Alexander McQueen Mind, Mythos, Muse". "McQueen remains one of the most extraordinary and significant fashion designers in recent memory, lauded for his conceptual and technical virtuosity." McQueen fused this technical virtuosity in fashion with an amazing range of visual references. This lecture […]

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Rococo Style

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Rococo "is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colours, sculpted moulding, and trompe-l'œil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement." The Rococo style emerged in […]

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Artists and their Gardens

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This lecture explores the world of the artist and their garden...Of course, it will take Monet's celebrated garden just outside Paris but as you will discover there are many more to see... This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury Building Museum. It will be recorded, access to the recording […]

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Monaco Profiled

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Monaco is a sovereign city-state and microstate on the French Riviera tucked next to the Italian region of Liguria and is bordered by France to the north, east and west. The principality is home to 38,682 residents is widely recognised as one of the most expensive and wealthiest places in the world. It has a […]

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The Remarkable Adam Family & their Architectural Legacy

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In the world architecture, we often hear the expression 'Adamesque' or 'in the Adam style' which refers to the 18th-century neoclassical and influential style of interior design and architecture, as practised by Scottish architect William Adam and his talented sons, Robert (1728–1792) , James (1732–1794) and John Adam (1721–1792). His daughter Jenny also managed the […]

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