David to talk on Monet’s Garden, Aug 9


Claude MONET
French 1840–1926
Waterlilies (Nymphéas) (1916–19)
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Gift of Michel Monet, 1966 (inv. 5164)
© Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, © Bridgeman-Giraudon / Presse

The National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition of the French impressionist Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny continues till September 8. The exhibition itself is quite extraordinary but what is outstanding is its “Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden” program. Every friday evening, the guests are treated with “pop-up” talks, great food, drinks and live music.

David Holmgren is invited to give a talk on permaculture, gardening and Monet on Aug 9. Have a date with Monet and David. The whole night’s program starts at 5.30pm.


Pop-up Talk“The spell of Japan was upon them”: Japonisme, Impressionists and the Decorative Arts
Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator Decorative Arts
Exhibition Space, Ground Level

DJ Set: Vince Peach 
The Great Hall, Ground Level

NGV MembersThe making of Monet – In motion
Jemma Altmeier, Senior Coordinator, Media and Public Affairs
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level

Permaculture: Beyond Sustainability

David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept

Headline Music ActHalfway
The Great Hall, Ground Level



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