Wishing all our patrons a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year … we hope to see you in March 2017 for the beginning of a magnificent Autumn season. Details will be online at the end of December and brochures will be posted out in late January.
Welcome to Duneira’s seventh year of events, and our Spring program which runs from August to December.
Stuart Stoneman’s vision was to create a cultural centre that provided people with the opportunity to relax, learn and be inspired.
His philanthropic model was informed by the great American collections; Stoneman’s position in Australian society was ahead of its time and is still unique today.
Our heritage garden, c.1872, is of national significance, even so, it does not overshadow the rich history of the previous owners of this property. All were brilliant visionaries whose legacy lives on in this most unusual property.
Also of significance is our antiquarian book collection, our persian rugs, antique furniture and Stoneman’s personal and eclectic art collection which includes a Rembrandt, a Rodin and a Warhol!
Our events aim to be educational and inspiring. One can hear specialist guest speakers in an intimate setting and have the opportunity to engage with them. Our concerts are held in the intimate chamber music setting in which the Menuhins performed.
Private groups are welcome by special arrangement with tours tailored to suit. You’re sure to discover something new at Duneira! Take a moment to view our mini-documentary about the Duneira house and gardens.
Dr Jacqueline Ogeil