Future Exhibitions

Clare Belfrage: A Natural Way

Fermoy House 1 August – 2 September 2017

The David Roche Foundation is proud to support the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival in 2017 with a contemporary glass exhibition by renowned artist, Clare Belfrage.

In single forms and intimate collections, Clare Belfrage’s work features detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms. Inspired by the industry of nature, rich in colour, pattern and rhythmic repetition of fine detail found in the natural world, theses contemporary works will sit within the exuberance of the Roche collection drawing surprising connections.

Artist talk: Thursday 3 August 6PM.

Image: Passage Pair, 2007, blown glass with cane drawing, acid etched

photo: Grant Hancock




Current Exhibitions

Gallery 1: Neoclassic: The Spirit of Antiquity | Gallery 2: Rococo: Graceful Exuberance | Gallery 3: Kings, Queens & Courtiers

The exhibitions of The David Roche Foundation House Museum showcase the fundamental areas of David’s collecting passion. Kings, Queens & Courtiers of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche – and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection. 

The Rococo and Neoclassic periods, spanning eighteenth-century Europe, were a rich and rewarding hunting ground for David. Sumptuous furniture, porcelain, clocks, metalware and textiles reflect his prerequisite for quality, notable makers and, if possible, a provenance to royalty, aristocracy or notable figures.

Your entry fee includes all exhibitions and entry to Fermoy House.

Image: attributed to Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder, Catherine the Great, c. 1791


Past Exhibitions

Since 2012 The David Roche Foundation has regularly curated exhibitions from its Collection. Until 2016 these were displayed at a small Viewing Gallery (now closed).

Exhibitions include Transition; The Human Form in Art; Art from the Hearth; Motifs from Nature; Kingdom Animalia & the Decorative Arts; French Inspiration; and The David Roche Foundation Collection, details of which can be accessed here.

Image: Francis Calcroft Turner, active 1810 – 1846. Roxanna, dam of Lath & grand-dam of Eclipse, oil on canvas. England 1845.


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