December News and Season’s Greetings

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Season’s Greetings

We wish our readers Compliments of the Season and a Prosperous 2015.

Visit to Barbara Tucker’s Collection: Fundraiser Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Supporters had the privilege of viewing Barbara Tucker’s private collection of Australian art, generously supported by Sotheby’s Australia.  Geoffrey Smith, Director of Sotheby’s gave a tour of the collection.  Sotheby’s Australia donated the proceeds of the evening for the Ursula Hoff Institute Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014.

Victorian College of the Arts Print Making Award 2014. 

Congratulations to Lucia Canuto who was awarded the $750 Ursula Hoff Institute Print Making Award 2014 with a work titled ‘Silita Sensazione’ (photo lithograph, 66x50cm. Lucia completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Visual Art) – Drawing&Printmaking at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, 2014.

Ursula Hoff Dinner Celebrating 75 Year in Australia

A dinner celebrating Dr Ursula Hoff’s (1909-2005) arrival in Australia on the Orcades, December 1939 was held at University House, University of Melbourne. Kelly Gellatly, Director, The Potter, University of Melbourne spoke of Dr Hoff’s contribution to scholarship, curatorial practices and to art history in Australia.

The evening was a joint function of the Ursula Hoff Institute, Art History, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts, University College and The Potter, University of Melbourne.

A $5,000 contribution to the Ursula Hoff Scholarship Fund was received from a donor to be added to other donations received.

Christmas Choral Choir Soiree December 2014

Kenneth Park, Ursula Hoff Board member and arts presenter organized a Christmas Choral Choir Soiree at the Melbourne Savage Club to raise funds for the a community choir: Melbourne Choral Choir directed by Dr David Kram.  Kenneth Park made the presentation on behalf of the Ursula Hoff Institute.  Thank you Kenneth.


Mr Tim Brown, Ursula Hoff Board member had his 65th paper in the area of aesthetic breast surgery published in the journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Tim before relocating to Melbourne was an Associate Professor, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Alan Egan JP, Secretary, Ursula Hoff Institute is featured with a photo and a quote in Encore, Arts Centre Melbourne Supporter Magazine Issue 24, 30th Anniversary Issue, 2014.  Alan has been a Legacy Angel supporter of the Arts Centre for many years.


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