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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: The Blade – Presentation by the Curator, Richard Heathcote

5 February 2021 @ 10:30 am AEDT

We are pleased that we’ve been able to reschedule Richard Heathcote’s talk on The Blade exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG).

If you’ve already seen the exhibition, you will share our excitement about Richard’s talk.  The Blade is the traveling exhibition of the Museum of Australian Gardening to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the AGHS.  Richard is the curator of the exhibition and in his talk, he will explain how lawn grass became the most ubiquitous plant in twentieth century gardens, how the lawn mower had far-reaching social impacts and how landscape architects, gardeners and even politicians used turf for design and even environmental purposes.

Richard is currently Director of Benefaction at Carrick Hill historic house and garden in Adelaide, after holding the position of Director for several years. He previously managed Rippon Lea Estate, the National Trust’s flagship property in Melbourne.  He is also the immediate past Chair of the National Management Committee of the AGHS and pre-COVID 19, Richard led tours for ASA. He presented for ABC TV’s The New Eden – a six part series tracing the evolution of the Australian garden, and has broadcast and published on heritage buildings and gardens. Richard is passionate about making art accessible for everyone and has curated a number of exhibitions featuring the extensive collection of British and Australian paintings at Carrick Hill.

Richard is an excellent presenter and we hope you can join us for his talk followed by a visit to the exhibition

Cost: $10.00 (AGHS members) $15.00 (non-members). Plus 50 cent ticket fee.

Bookings: Are essential, through Trybooking.
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions at CMAG, numbers are strictly limited.

 Enquiries: Bronwyn Blake, email, 0439 718 580


5 February 2021
10:30 am AEDT
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