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September 3, 2017

Corfu – before and after the Durrells – with Mary Larnach-Jones

Corfu…before and after The Durrells

Artist Mary Larnach-Jones has had a love affair with Corfu for over 40 years. She shares some of her paintings and memories and tells why it inspires her.

Hear this discussion on …

  • its beauty and part played in Greek myths,
  • its history and the change of the past 40 years,
  • the people who have written about it: Robert Dessaix, Edward Lear, the Durrells,
  • the people who’ve painted it: Singer Sargent, Edward Lear,
  • its connection with the Royal family and more.

Mary joins Sheila Drummond in this most interesting conversation!

Sunday 3 September, 11.00 am
Cost $25 | $20 concession

 

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Start: September 3, 2017 11:00 am
End: September 3, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 full / $20 concession

Bryan Dawe “A Tangier Affair”

The multitalented Bryan Dawe talks about his travels and love affair with Morocco and his exhibition of photographs of Tangier.

Fascinated by the rich history of Tangier in Morocco, and increasingly drawn to the city’s cosmopolitan beauty, satirist, artist and writer, Bryan Dawe created an extraordinary series of collage artworks which he exhibited in the Kasbah of Tangier in February 2017.

He sought to remind us of the many creative people who found inspiration in the places they frequented. Glowing with sensuality and energy, the works recall William S Burroughs, Jane and Paul Bowles, the old cafes they inhabited alongside artists, spies, the wealthy, and the smugglers. All set against the backdrop of a city of surreal contrasts, Bryan honours Tangier’s creative and social past in a talk about his exhibition and the creative and social world of one of the world’s most intriguing cities.

Sunday 3 September, 4.45 pm

Cost $40 full | $35 concession

Book for this event
Start: September 3, 2017 4:45 pm
End: September 3, 2017 5:45 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $40 full | $35 concession

October 8, 2017

A Conversation Hour with Julian Burnside QC AO

Julian Burnside QC AO

A Few Things We Should Think About: The Arts, Global Warming, Human Rights

A cheery discussion on the state of things! Join Julian Burnside, QC, erudite activist and patron of the arts, in the glorious lounge room of Duneira for an intimate discussion on the arts, global warming and human rights. In his brilliant clear-speaking style that can efficiently summarise complex issues, Julian is sure to impress and inspire with his observations. Always ready for an intellectual arm-wrestle, come armed with questions and be ready to challenge Julian; glass of wine provided!

Sunday 8 October, 4.30 pm
Cost $45 | $40 concession

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Start: October 8, 2017 4:30 pm
End: October 8, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $45 full | $40 concession

October 29, 2017

Michael McCoy’s Top 10 Gardens

Michael McCoy travels the world looking at gardens. Which, in his opinion, are the best of the best? And more importantly, why? Join us on this International photographic tour of the ten most inspiring gardens in the world, with insights into what they can teach us about garden design and gardening in Australia.

Sunday 29 October, 10.45 am
Cost $25 all tickets

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Start: October 29, 2017 10:45 am
End: October 29, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 all tickets

Women’s Mental Health lecture with Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

‘Women’s mental health: the latest and not so greatest!’

In Australia in 2007, 43 per cent of women (3.5 million) had experienced mental illness at some time in their lives. Men and women have very different patterns of mental illness and other forms of mental distress and they are exposed to different risk factors and vulnerabilities. In this presentation, Prof Kulkarni will identify different key factors impacting women’s mental health and new treatment options available.

Sunday 29 October, 4.00 pm
$25 all tickets

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Start: October 29, 2017 4:00 pm
End: October 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 all tickets

November 12, 2017

Art Lecture: Australian Women Artists from the Stoneman Collection.

With Peter Perry

Stuart Stoneman collected works of art that he enjoyed for their own sake, rather than for any investment possibility. He collected works created by women artists before they became well-known.

Stuart Stoneman’s art advisor Peter Perry (previous Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery) provides a glimpse into the art of A M E Bale, Ola Cohn, Carrick Fox, Bessie Davidson, J. Cumbrae-Stewart, Dora Meeson, J Muntz-Adams and Ellis Rowan.

An interesting session for lovers of art and Australian history.

Sunday 12 November, 10.45 am
All tickets $20

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Start: November 12, 2017 10:45 am
End: November 12, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $20 all tickets

Bookclub: Margaret Drabble – the chronicler

‘Drabble’s fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life.’ Chicago Tribune.

Now in her late 70s her latest novel The Dark Flood Rises asks momentous questions – what constitutes a good death? She is at her incisive best, exploring the end of life with humour, composure and wisdom.

Join us in the library at Duneira for an anything-but-morbid discussion hosted by literary agent Sheila Drummond.

Sunday 12 November, 11.30 am commencing with morning tea
$25 all ticket

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Start: November 12, 2017 11:30 am
End: November 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 all tickets

On the Couch with Max Gillies

The “On the Couch with…”series features prominent Australians and gives us a very personal and rare perspective into their lives. This friendly conversation hour begins as an interview with Duneira’s Director Jacky Ogeil and then draws the audience in to the discussion.

National Treasure Max Gillies has entertained Australian audiences with his theatre performances, television programs and political satires for decades.

He is wildly admired for his ability to dress up and parody a wide range of political and other famous figures. Who could forget his portrayal of Bob Hawke? But what motivates Max? Hear about the inspiration life of a very private man who has lived his life in the public.

Sunday 12 November, 4.30 pm
Cost $25 full | $20 concession

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Start: November 12, 2017 4:30 pm
End: November 12, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 full | $20 concession

December 16, 2017

Art Lecture: Ian Armstrong – his art & life

Ian was a pupil of George Bell but developed his own art from observation and studies overseas. He is noted for the range of mediums undertaken and the subjects he chose ranging from portraits, still life, landscapes and interiors.

Peter Perry, who was art advisor to Stuart Stoneman for many years, presents an interesting lecture on Armstrong’s life and work. See Armstrong’s work in the Stoneman collection.

Saturday 16 December, 10.45 am
$20 all tickets

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Start: December 16, 2017 10:45 am
End: December 16, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $20 all tickets