Australia’s Open Garden Scheme

Terry Lane on ‘The Vanishing Sculptures’

NGV International, Melbourne
Wednesday 21 April 2010

Melbourne’s nineteenth-century fathers enriched the city’s gardens and art gallery with copies of classical and neoclassical sculptures. Just what were these statues and why were they removed from public view?

Foremost authority on Australian art of the era, respected author and former senior curator at the National Gallery of Victoria, the inimitable, charming and entertaining Terence Lane will give an illustrated lecture which will reveal some at times surprising answers. Following the lecture, the Gallery’s sculpture garden is well worth a visit to view significant examples of modern public sculpture.

Australia’s Open Garden Scheme is very grateful to the National Gallery of Victoria for its support of this event.

Tickets $24 including morning tea. Wed 21 April 2010, 10.30am. Numbers are strictly limited so bookings are essential. Book online at