Tuesday – 24 October 2023, 5.30 – 7.30pm
‘Improving, Refining, and Elevating’: the Melbourne Public Library Art Treasures Exhibition 1869, by John Botham, Chair of the Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage. The talk rediscovers the old Great Hall of the Melbourne Public Library and its spectacular decoration by Edward La Trobe Bateman. The Art Treasures Exhibition is revealed through the lens of Charles Nettleton with the paintings brought to life, complete with acerbic comments by The Argus art critic James Smith. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Cnr William and A’Beckett Streets, Melbourne. Refreshments. Admission: $25 per person. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 0412 517 061.
(La Trobe Society event – guests are welcome)