Art Club

10am, 23 Jun / 21 Jul / 11 Aug / 22 Sep / 27 Oct / 24 Nov

Free - bookings preferred

Art Club

Creative conversations series

For newcomers and well-informed art lovers

Be inspired by artists and designers and their creative practice to discuss and exchange ideas, responses and issues. Join our monthly meet ups, connect with creative thinkers past and present to discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture.

Art Club runs from 10am to 12noon on the following Tuesdays:

Light refreshments included

Free – bookings preferred as class size is limited

Book now

This is a free program. If you are no longer able to attend please cancel your tickets via the Eventbrite link or email to let us know so we can cancel the tickets for you. This will enable other people on the wait list to attend in your place. The more notice we can provide, the better. Thank you.

Monthly topics

February: J Paul Getty – the allure of antiquities and a future for the past

March: John D. Rockefeller III – experiencing the power of Asian art and culture

April: Pavel Tretyakov – a vision for Russia’s national art

May: Samuel Courtauld – from a personal passion to an Institute of Art

June: Isabella Stewart Gardner – creating a sanctuary for the Art and Ideas of the Renaissance and Baroque

July: Paul Durand-Ruel – the risks and reach of the first collector of Impressionism

August: Peggy Guggenheim – advocate of European and American Modernists

September: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – a maker and a believer

October: Alice Walton – making American art accessible

November: Charles Saatchi – collector of new art – 30+ years and 300+ artists

Please note: We will do our best to keep to this schedule but classes, themes and topics may change without notice.

Presenter bio

Gina Panebianco is an art educator with more than 30 years’ experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of learning programs and audience engagement, resources and publications. Gina is the former Head of Education and Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria and has been a guest educator in museums in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan. Currently Gina is a Visual Arts Educator, in the School of Education at La Trobe University; Arts Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority; and Vice President, Board of Management, Duldig Studio house museum and sculpture garden.