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MUSICAL MIGRANTS: PICTURES AND STORIES FROM THE LUCANIAN COMMUNITY IN MELBOURNE

Welcome_HD copy_smallWith the collaboration of the Federazione Lucana, the Museo Italiano (199 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic 3053) has organised an exhibition and a series of musical and cultural events based on the music and migrants from the Lucanian community in Melbourne, to take place in the second half of August and accompanied by the publication of a special issue of the Italian Historical Society Journal.

Exhibition: 16 August – 12 October 2013

15 August, 6.30pm. Exhibition launch. Music and traditional finger food evening.

Introduction to the exhibition – Alison Rabinovici, curator and musicologist.

Traditional music from Lucania – Davide Ierardi, harp.

Music of the Lucanian migrant community – Sue Hull and and her band Susy Blue.

20 August, 6,30pm. Book launchItaly in Australia’s Musical Landscape, edited by Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller (Lyrebird Press, 2012).

The book brings together essays tracing the diverse origins of the musical practices of Australia’s Italians and the subsequent influence of commercial music, government policies, and ongoing transnational relationships with family and paesani. Ivano Ercole will launch the book; the launch is supported by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

30 August, 6.30pm. Music from the Lucanian tradition.

Historical presentation with music played by Davide Ierardi (harp) and Carlo Donnoli (accordion).

Free events – RSVP essential: ihs@coasit.com.au; 9349 9021

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Los Angeles: Gardens at the Getty

Pippa Salonius   CMRS  UCLA

The incredible thing about the Getty is its ability to consistently produce new and exciting temporary shows of outstanding quality every two or three months. I just got back from an excellent exhibition at the Getty Museum on ‘Gardens in the Renaissance‘, May 28 – August 11, 2013.

Jean Bourdichon, 'Bathsheba Bathing', Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII, Tours. 1498-1499. Los Angeles, Getty Institute, Ms. 79r.

Jean Bourdichon, ‘Bathsheba Bathing’, Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII, Tours. 1498-1499. Los Angeles, Getty Institute, Ms. 79r.

Predominantly a display of Renaissance gardens in illuminated manuscripts, I really appreciated the variety of media curator Bryan Keene introduced his audience to. The map of the garden belonging to a private Nuremburg residence, oil paintings, prints of Florentine pageantry and the use of digital media all brought the show to life in a thoroughly enjoyable polished interactive performance. What fun! Plants are briefly described for their medical properties, their religious symbolism, and historical context, and the show ends with Hoefnagel’s exquisite botanical drawings in a very fine manuscript of calligraphy made for the Holy Roman emperors Ferdinand I and Rudolph II. Although this introduction to Renaissance gardens examines the European context in general, fabulous illustrations from Giovanni Boccaccio’s Concerning the Fates of Illustrious Men and Women and Francesco Colonna’s early printed book on Poliphilo among other specific Italian examples should certainly satiate any ACIS readers.

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Vision: Florence 2035 Eco-Acupuncture 18 May – 21 June

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 Vision: Florence 2035 Eco-Acupuncture: developing sites of urban intervention

An exhibition of selected design projects developed as a part of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab’s Eco-Acupuncture studio in Florence 2012, envisioning a sustainable and resilient future for Florence, will be held at the Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday St, Carlton, from 18 May until 21 June.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm

Free entry

The exhibition will be launched on Friday 17 May, 5.30pm by Professor Tom Kvan, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

RSVP by Monday 13 May to abp-events@unimelb.edu.au

For more information: http://abp.unimelb.edu.au/events/vision-florence-2035

 

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