Adelaide School of Design's Portière

A talk by Dr Jo Vandepeer | Thursday 9 May 2024 | 6:00pm

The Royal Collection’s unique Portière 1901 is the keeper of a forgotten South Australian story. To commemorate Federation, it was commissioned, executed and presented by women to the future Queen Mary. Yet for a period of time, it was nowhere to be found.

Dr Jo Vandepeer sets the scene and pulls back the curtain to reveal how from either ends of the globe, Portière 1901 has been rediscovered.

Presented as part of South Australia’s History Festival 2024.


About the Speaker

Dr Jo Vandepeer is a South Australian historian whose research focuses on the decorative arts, colonial artists and the Adelaide School of Design. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and recently received the Art History and Curatorship Alumni Network grant to investigate the Portière in the Royal Collection Trust.



Thursday 9 May 2024 | 6.00pm

General: $20
Concession: $18
TDRF Members: $16

Limited parking available on-site.

Wheelchair accessible.

Link Image: Adelaide School of Design Portière 1901 (detail), silk on silk moiré. Royal Collection Trust, RCIN 21415. © His Majesty King Charles III 2024

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