Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Musical Soiree: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble

The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to The Kenneth W Park Presentation of

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble: Gabrieli, Gershwin, Grainger and Much More

Where: The Melbourne Savage Club, 12 Bank Place, Melbourne

When: 22 August 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $80 pp

Proceeds from this recital will support the arts programs of The Ursula Hoff Institute for the Arts.

For bookings and further information download the PDF attached brochure or

North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August

please contact Alan Egan on or +613 9606 0501.

North Melbourne Brass brings two trumpeters and two trombonists together, each sharing a great passion and enthusiasm for brass music. Rob Sims, Alison Wright (trumpets), Dennis Freeman and Glenn Bardwell (trombones) bring a wealth of experience to the Savage stage, having performed in orchestras and other musical ensembles, all over the world.  They will share with you the rich history of brass music through the ages and you will be able to find out answers to all those questions that you have been desperate to ask e.g. what is a sackbut, why do brass instruments have water valves? North Melbourne Brass look forward to sharing a night of wonderful music entertainment with you.

Format for the evening:

Guests will be asked to arrive from 6:00 pm in time for the recital start at 6:30 pm sharp. Please note the later start time. This will give people time to enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Seating is unreserved. The seating arrangement will be in that quirky Savage Club salon style! You will enjoy the ambience and intimacy of the Social Room and the close proximity to our performers. The recital will last about 50 or so minutes. There will be a post recital soiree with wine, beer, juice and soft drinks being served along with canapés. Our musicians will join the guests at this time. The evening will finish around 9:00 pm. It will be a memorable night of beautiful music. Places are limited. The cost of the evening will be $80 per person. Prepayment is required to secure your booking.

For further information and bookings, please download the attached PDF form: North Melbourne Brass Ensemble Friday 22 August or contact Alan Egan on or +613 9606 0501.


Private Auction Preview @ Sotheby’s Melbourne

Nolan Kelly


The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to Private Auction Preview @ Sotheby’s Melbourne

Speaker: Mr Geoffrey Smith, Chairman, Sotheby’s Australia – “The Art Market in 2014”

When: Sunday, 17 August 2014

Where: Sotheby’s Australia, Level 8 / 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Time: 9:45 am for 10:00 am

Cost: $25 pp; light refreshments will be served.

Money raised at this event will go towards the 2014 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Award, Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.

For bookings and further information, please contact Alan Egan at  or +613 9606 0501.

We would like to thank Mr Geoffrey Smith and Mr Gary Singer, of Sotheby’s Australia, for hosting this function to raise funds for the 2014 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Award.


Public Lecture: An Introduction to Prints



The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc. invites you to join Dr Colin Holden for a Floor Talk:

‘Age cannot wither them, nor custom stale their infinite variety’: an introduction to prints

Dr Colin Holden, Senior Fellow of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the University of Melbourne.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Where: First floor, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

Time: 11.30am-1.00pm

RSVP: For catering purposes, coffee and tea: hhtp://

Dr Colin Holden earlier in the year curated the largest exhibition to date in Australia of works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) at the State Library of Victoria, attracting 80,000 visitors.  His latest publication is Piranesi’s Grandest Tour: From Europe to Australia (NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, 2014).

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Public Lecture: For Auld Lang Syne: a curator’s perspective

For Auld Lang Syne

The Ursula Hoff Institute Inc with The Alumni Relations Team, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, invites you to:

For Auld Lang Syne: a Curator’s Perspective

Associate Professor Alison Inglis,
Co-curator, For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish
Australia from First Fleet to Federation.

Monday 14 July 2014, 6.00pm

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Ground level, NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (Enter via the North entrance via Arts Centre forecourt)

Entry Free, bookings not required

Associate Professor Alison Inglis, co-curator of the exhibition, For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation will give a lecture on the development of this ground-breaking presentation of Scottish visual culture in colonial Australia.

The exhibition brings together over 300 objects from public and private collections across Australia and from England, and is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until 27 July 2014.

The lecture will discuss the themes underpinning the selection of bjects, the exhibition design and the contents of the catalogue. We do hope you will join Associate Professor Alison Inglis at NGV International for this special lecture.

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