The Art of Being Melbourne

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Speaker:                Maree Coote
Refreshments:      5.15pm
Lecture:                 5.45pm
Cost:                      Members Free, Non Members $10

Author Maree Coote speaks on her award winning book The Art of Being Melbourne, which examines the imaging and re-imagining of a city. She monitors the Melbourne zeitgeist through twenty decades of art to uncover a truly unique portrait of a city.

Melbourne’s remarkable youth, accelerated development and remote perspective offer a unique insight into the creation and idealization of a city. Through the eyes of artists we can watch as Melbourne oscillates between Place and Idea. More than simply a study of art or of history, this book is witness to the miraculous metamorphosis of a single location over two centuries, and the parallel invocation of culture and identity.

The Art of Being Melbourne was the overall winner of the Victorian Community History Awards in 2012.

Read more in What’s On.

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