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RHSV Lecture: A Sense of Place: Australian Style in the Post War Years

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

RHSV Lecture: A Sense of Place: Australian Style in the Post War Years, Ellis Stones, Gordon Ford, Betty Maloney and Jean Walker
Dr Anne Vale will discuss the new breed of designers to emerge after World War II who accepted, valued and embraced the Australian landscape and Australian flora.These alternative garden-makers, led by Peter Glass, Alistair Knox and Gordon Ford, amongst others, had a different perspective of the Australian landscape than their prewar predecessors. The natural landscape designers of the middle years, Stones, Ford and Maloney and Walker, crystallised and expressed the perspectives of their times, but did so in significantly different ways.

Dr Anne Vale is an author and lecturer in Australian Garden History with a focus on 20th century practitioners. She is an active member of the Australian Garden History Society, a passionate gardener and photographer. As the principal of consulting practice Heriscapes, Anne enjoys assessing and researching ‘gardens with history’. Anne has published garden guides and histories on significant heritage gardens such as Dalvui, Wirruna Nursery, Durrol and the Kyneton Botanic Garden. Her latest book, Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (Lothian Publishers), was launched at the Australian Garden History Society Conference in October 2013. It is typical of Anne’s significant research relating to exceptional Australian garden people – horticulturalists, writers, designers and philosophers. It is a scholarly, but very readable text, generously illustrated with photographs by Simon Griffiths, Clair Takacs and Rodger Elliot, as well as many Anne has taken herself.

When: Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

Time: Drinks 5.15, Lecture 5.45 – 7.30

Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Cost: Members Free, Non-Members $10

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