NGV Short Course | Visions of Paradise – The art and history of garden design

Temple of Ancient Virtue, Stowe

In conjunction with the  exhibition ‘Monet’s Garden’ the National Gallery of Victoria is running a short course on history of garden and landscape design. A series of nine lectures presented by art historians and academics in landscape architecture will explores the art and history of garden design from the Italian Renaissance to today. You can book for the whole course or individual lectures. See th full program below.

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd

Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily), Event CodeP1341

Cost: $20 adult / $16 members / $18 concession (per lecture) | $170 adult / $125 members / $152 concession (full series)



Sat 25 May, 2pm | Nature as model: The Italian Renaissance garden Dr Luke Morgan, Monash University

Sat 1 Jun, 2pm | The spectacle of nature: Italian Baroque gardens and their cultural context Dr Katrina Grant, Independent Scholar

Sat 8 Jun, 2pm | Landscape and power: The seventeenth-century French garden Dr Luke Morgan, Monash University

Sat 15 Jun, 2pm | Hedging your bets: The politics of the Picturesque in eighteenth-century England Dr Katrina Grant, Independent Scholar

Sat 22 Jun, 2pm | ‘Underneath which rivers flow’: Gardens and garden culture in the Islamic world Dr Susan Scollay, Independent Scholar

Sat 29 Jun, 2pm | Brush with design: On traditional Chinese private gardens Assoc Prof Greg Missingham, The University of Melbourne

Sat 6 Jul, 2pm | ‘The moon is everywhere’: The aesthetics of Japanese Gardens Dr Eiichi Tosaki, The University of Melbourne

Sat 13 Jul, 2pm | Monet’s Garden: The exotic garden in Fin-de-Siècle France  Sophie Matthiesson, Curator, International Art, NGV

Sat 20 Jul, 2pm | An Antipodean Giverny? Contemporary garden design in Australia Dr Catherin Bull AM, The University of Melbourne