TALKS WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE MPRG

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What: CRINOLINE CRISIS: THE EFFECT OF WOMEN’S FASHION ON FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN IN 19TH CENTURY PARIS with Dr Sylvia Sagona

When: Monday 27 July. 10.30 am for morning tea 11 am – 12 noon for talk

In the mid 19th century the Empress Eugénie took advantage of newly developed steel underskirts to expand the crinoline to extraordinary proportions, mirroring the monumental architecture f the new boulevards of the Second Empire. This move, designed originally to boost the French luxury goods trade, had repercussions not only on woman’s health and her status as a decorative ornament, but on the design of furniture, the décor of rooms and the interior layout of the new mansions. Sylvia Sagona has been teaching Melbourne University subjects in Paris and Rome over the past ten years and has been taking specialised cultural tours to Italy and France for the last seven years.

Cost: Members $7 General Public $10 at door. No bookings necessary

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington

MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO STAY ON FOR THE FMPRG AGM AT 12 NOON

Franz Xaver Winterhalter The Empress Eugènie surrounded by her ladies in waiting 1855 Château de Compiègne
Franz Xaver Winterhalter The Empress Eugènie surrounded by her ladies in waiting 1855 Château de Compiegne

 What: JON CATTAPAN : THE ARTIST SPEAKS

This is rare chance to hear this extensively exhibited and significant Australian visual artist speak about his work. Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s more visible and recognisable painters and is a Professor in the School of Art Faculty of VCA and MCM. His works are represented in most Australian public art collections including the MPRG. Cattapan’s work has been accorded many accolades. In 2008, he took up a commission through the Australian War Memorial to become Australia’s 63rd Official war artist. In 2013 Cattapan was the recipient of the prestigious $80,000 Bulgari award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

When: Monday 24 August. 10.30 am for morning tea 11am-12 noon for talk

Cost: Members $7, General Public $10

Where: MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Tickets at door.

No bookings necessary

Jon Cattapan
Jon Cattapan

 

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