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: 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’)

Thursday 10 September: War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics opens

Thursday 17 September 6PM: The Hidden Stories Behind the Quilts’ by Pam Holland (author of ‘The 1776 Quilt: Heartache, Heritage and Happiness’)

Thursday 22 October 6PM: ‘Filling in time: the arts of war’ – a talk by John McPhee

POSTPONED TO … Wednesday 16 December 6PM: Queerness, queer identities and exhibitions‘ – a Feast Festival talk by Craig Middleton (Curator, National Museum of Australia and Visiting Fellow, Australian National University)



Image: Maker unknown, Beaded soldiers quilt, c.1860-70, India, military uniform wool, beading, all hand-sewn


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