Inspired by the great German natural scientist Humboldt, the young Austrian-born art Eugene von Guérard set out across the world to seek his fortune in Australia, beginning a remarkable career of travel and adventure, which he documented meticulously in his sketchbook-diaries. His sketchbooks were his most personal and treasured possessions.
Hear about the remarkable life and travels of one of Australia’s most important landscape artists from the curator of the exhibition 'Eugene von Guérard: Artist-traveller' - independent art historian and curator Dr Ruth Pullin wrote her PhD thesis on Eugene von Guérard at the University of Melbourne and has curated two major exhibitions on the artist.
Wine and cheese from 5.30pm, talk starts at 6pm. Donations appreciated.