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Follow the development of Melbourne from 1835 to today through portraits of the city itself: from early colonial sketches and the bustling frontier scenes of the Impressionists, to the women’s art of the early war years and the shock of Albert Tucker’s visions of Melbourne in 1943. Experimentation and nostalgia rise simultaneously in the ‘50s and ‘60s as Australia’s greatest artists paint the city. Blackman, Amor, Smart, Arkley and others consolidate the collection as the city proves itself to be the crucible of Australian Art and today’s contemporary artists continue to add dimension to Melbourne’s visage in new and exciting ways.
The session is a crash course in Art History and Art Appreciation, and reveals a history of Melbourne like no other.
Maree will take you on a romp around Melbourne, with hidden puzzles and riddles to answer.
Maree encourages a heightened sense of awareness of our surroundings as she shares her fascinating photographic alphabets and her unique typographic letter art. Maree will show you the letters hidden all around us in the shapes of architecture, objects and nature. With technology demanding attention, do we notice our surroundings today? Do children lose important […]
Maree Coote takes you through a potted history of Melbourne via the city’s best stories: from William Buckley to Dan Sultan; David Collins to Dame Edna; from Ellis Rowan to Mirka Mora; from Vegemite to Germaine Greer. Coote tells the story of a city and its style, its people and its vivid past. Over 60 […]