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The Grimwade Collection was bequeathed to the University of Melbourne in Sir Russell Grimwade's will of 1949 and presented to the university after the death of Lady Grimwade in 1972.
Russell Grimwade was a person of diverse interests, and the subject of botany held lifelong appeal to him. His activities in this area reflected his role as a patron and collector of art and books, a chemist, and author. This exhibition brings together works of diverse media, including paintings, watercolours, books, and furniture that highlights Russell Grimwade’s botanical interests.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014