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A Boy’s Own Story | Christmas at The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne, Vic

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019

Our Summer | Christmas exhibition will continue our collaborations with makers –  inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’

This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to our annual Summer exhibition.

The exhibition will feature work by Douglas McManus; Chris O’Brien; Troy Emery; Noel Button; Lucas Grogan; Kevin Smith; Tristan Brumby-Rendell; Kevin Smith; Luke Hockley; John Scollay; Steve Campbell-Wright; Stephen Gallagher; David Pearce; Terry Williams; Trevor Smith; along with David Collyer, his father A. Keith Collyer (1917-1983) and grandfather Archibald Collyer (1883-1939).

The Johnston Collection will be encouraging challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making.

This exhibition offers an ‘inspired’ interpretation of the Collection.

All through Seniors Month in October 2019. Tours run daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into.  Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings.  Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit.  Fairhall exhibition-house tours and lectures take about 1½ hours. We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park,192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.

Image courtesy of artist:  David Collyer, Oval Rose, 2010, silk, rayon.


October 9, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The Johnston Collection
03 9416 2515


pick up Courtesy Bus Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, Vic 3002 Australia
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03 9416 2515

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