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 second 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 25 June 6:30PM: Paint your own floral masterpiece @ TDRF‘ – a special event with Studio Vino

Thursday 16 July 6PM: * * * SOLD OUT * * * Flowers, Empire and the Visualisation of Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century’ – a talk by Dr Melanie Cooper (Visiting Research Fellow, Art History, The University of Adelaide)

Thursday 6 August 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’)

September: War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics – Exhibition opening and other events

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

Thursday 15 October 6PM: ‘Filling in time: the arts of war’ – a talk by John McPhee

Saturday 24 October 10AM-3PM: Quilting workshop with Michele Hill

Thursday 19 November 6PM: ‘The French Revolution as an agent of Change: Cause and effect- the rapid transformation of an Absolute Monarchy into Rule by Committee’ – with Michael Carr


TBC: ‘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)


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


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