The David Roche Foundation upcoming events calendar

Upcoming events calendar

The David Roche Foundation is pleased to be able to present the following events for the first half of 2020 relating to our upcoming exhibitions, Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation. and War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics.

On this page, you have an easy to follow list of our events to put in your calendar (so you don’t miss out!). We will be adding more events, so make sure you check back regularly to keep up-to-date with what we have in store.


Thursday 30 January 5-8PM: Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation.‘  – Exhibition launch/open evening

Thursday 20 February 6PM: Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers’ – a talk by acclaimed Australian author, Dr Kate Forsyth

Thursday 19 March 6PM: ‘Florimania, Sentiment and the Language of Flowers’ – a talk by Dr Melanie Cooper (Visiting Research Fellow, Art History, The University of Adelaide)

Thursday 26 March: ‘Paint your own floral masterpiece @ TDRF‘ – a special event with Studio Vino

Thursday 16 April 6PM: ‘Flower power: from the humble daisy to the exotic fritillaria’ – a talk by Tansy Curtin (co-author of ‘Blooms and Brushstrokes: A floral history of Australian art’)

Friday 15 May 6PM: War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics – Exhibition opening

Saturday 16 May: ‘War and Pieced: Quilts from Military Fabrics’ – an afternoon talk with Dr Annette Gero

Thursday 21 May 6PM: ‘From the barracks to the barre: The influence of the military on the costume design of the Ballets Russes’ – a presentation by Simeran Maxwell (Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia)

Thursday 18 June 6PM: ‘Quilt conservation and a chintz quilt from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’ – a talk by Kristin Phillips (Textiles conservator, ARTLAB Australia)

Thursday 16 July 6PM: ‘Filling in time: the arts of war’ – a talk by John McPhee



Image: Andris Jansons (Australia b. 1939), Still life with Irises, c.1980, Adelaide, oil on canvas, The David Roche Collection, TDRF 2886


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