William Strutt
Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852 1887
oil on canvas
The University of Melbourne Art Collection
Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973

Alisa Bunbury—Bushrangers, botany, art and books: the Grimwade Collection

1 February, from 10.15am to 12.00pm

Members $10.00
Non-members $12.00

Purchase tickets upon arrival from the Friends of Geelong Gallery.

Enjoy the first Friday of each month with Friends. These inspiring talks are fundraising events for the Friends of the Gallery and begin at 10:15am with coffee, tea and scones in the Gallery before an illustrated lecture at 11.00am. This lecture will be held at the City of Greater Geelong Conference Centre.

In 1973 the University of Melbourne received a remarkable bequest, the Toorak house Miegunyah and its contents from the estates of Sir Russell and Lady Grimwade. Grimwade Collection Curator at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Alisa Bunbury, will present a lecture exploring the extensive collection, comprising of numerous works of art, decorative arts, furniture, rare books, historical documents and other memorabilia—the collection provides a twentieth-century perspective on Australia’s colonial history, with dominant themes reflecting Russell Grimwade’s desire to document the exploration, settlement and development of Australia as a
nation, and the growth of Melbourne as a city.

First Friday presenting partner