Charity: Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature

An incredible collection of works from the original Melba Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature.

Celebrate the work of some of Australia's most important and well-known artists and authors and discover how they helped our 'Queen of Song' create Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature.

Showcasing original works from this popular book, published in 1915 in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. Explore the idea of charity, what it meant in wartime and what it means today.

"Among the many 'Gift Books' published by eminent personages in aid of the different war funds, Madam Melba's book, issued by the great songbird... is easily the best."
Blue Mountain Echo 13 August 1915

Curator Floor Talk – Reverse Tour
Join our Exhibitions Officer on a behind the scenes tour of the museum and an insight into the production of Charity: Melba’s Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature.
THU 19 OCT - 11AM
FREE event – bookings advised
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Curator Floor Talk – Learn More
Learn more about Charity: Melba’s Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature.
MON 23 – FRI 27 OCT
11AM and 2PM
FREE event – bookings advised
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Expert Talk - Sue Thompson
Join Sue Thompson – president of Lilydale and District Historical Society and Melba aficionado, in a journey through Charity: Melba’s Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature.
THU 16 NOV - 11AM
FREE event – bookings advised
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High Tea and Curator Walk and Talk
Featuring operatic performance by the brilliant Mezzo-Soprano Genevieve Dickson and High Tea in Gracious Grace Café including a glass of bubbles, tea/coffee, scones and four point sandwiches.
SUN 19 NOV - 2PM
Tickets: $40 - bookings essential
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IMAGE CREDIT: Madam Melba by Florence Rodway, courtesy of Simon Collins

Dates:
Wed 18 October - Sun 04 February, 2018
Venue:
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
Address:
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale
Cost:
FREE

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