28 April 2010

Last Impressions

Arrangement in chrome and ochre, Bendigo 2010, © Ann O’Dyne.

These yellow roadcases carried valuable paintings from Woollahra, NSW, to the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, for
Frederick McCubbin ‘Last Impressions 1907-17’
70 works depicting Melbourne and Mount Macedon (where McCubbin lived at ‘Fontainebleu’) have been curated by Dr. Anna Gray from private collections and all Australia’s major galleries.
Hanging Rock is in McCubbin country, and to enhance your gallery experience, Peter Weir’s film Picnic At Hanging Rock is on the big screen nearby at Eaglehawk’s Star Cinema ( the one with sofa-seating).
Mark your diary Saturday 29th May, and hit the Calder Highway early enough to see the paintings before the picture starts at 2pm
(picnic baskets included in the $22 ticket and drinks at bar prices) .
Adjacent to the gallery, the Botanical Gardens currently hosts The Bats, and on a footpath I saw this sleeping (I hope) baby -
for scale -... dear little Haunted Creature Of The Night.