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Australian Art History Talk: Art Deco at Incinerator Gallery

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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This photograph is from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive at the Library of Congress. Highsmith has released her photographs in the collection into the public domain.

I've written here about the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds. I love it. Walter Burley Griffin may have designed Canberra and some pretty classy suburbs, such as Castlecrag in Sydney, but he also left a legacy of huge industrial incinerators proving beyond doubt that this architect could make any building look beautiful.

Source; Incinerator Gallery Facebook

But while you can visit the beautiful art deco incinerator gallery at any time there is a special reason to visit in the coming months.

The Incinerator Gallery is hosting a series of lectures by art historian Judith Stevenson. There are some engaging topics.

On Monday, 20 July, 1pm-2.30pm Judith will talk on the topic of Art Deco Art Deco: A Global Perspective

Then on Monday, 21 September, 1pm-2.30pm she will talk about Burley Griffin (who designed the Incinerator Gallery) as well as Frank Lloyd Wright and The Chicago School. Griffin originally worked for Wright in the States and many of his designs have Wright's imprint in the clean lines, natural materials and use of patterning as in nature. I included the photo of his famous house Falling Water (1934) above to tempt you along. The iconic house was partly built over a waterfall.

The last talk brings us up to more modern times with Graffiti, Street Art and Subvertising. This is on Monday, 23 November, 1pm-2.30pm.

All talks are free and even include free tea and coffee but bookings must be made as the audience is capped at 60.

Book online here or on 8325 1750.
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Why? Some great free talks in a great location
When: Various dates see article
Phone: (03) 8325 1750
Where: 180 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds
Cost: FREE
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Pity it's a work day though. Any on weekends?
by sheryn (score: 1|11) 1563 days ago
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