Creativity & Correspondence: The George Paton Gallery Archive 1971-1990
The University of Melbourne’s Ewing and George Paton Gallery was at the forefront of modern art experimentation in the city from the 1970s. This exhibition explores and highlights key relationships between artists and directors and the creative process, featuring original archival material including correspondence, photographs, slides, catalogues, early video art, posters and annual reports.
George Paton Gallery, 2nd floor, Union House, University of Melbourne, 11 September to 27 September
The Need for Change: Malcolm Fraser - Public and Private
Malcolm Fraser’s parliamentary career dates back to 1955 when he won the seat of Wannon, becoming the youngest MP in the House. Fraser has been a larger-than-life figure in Australian politics for many decades now, but he is also well known for his personal reserve. This exhibition reveals a little more – the private life and public career of Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister through photographs and archival documents from the Malcolm Fraser collection at the University of Melbourne Archives, the National Archives of Australia and the Public Record Office Victoria.
Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, 4 September to 11 November
Philanthropy: The intelligent use of money
The Hugh Williamson Foundation
Since establishment of the Hugh Williamson Foundation in 1986, funding has been distributed to well over 400 diverse projects across Victoria, including 36 at the University of Melbourne, where the Foundation has enabled academic research in Arts & Medicine and cultural programs at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Grainger Museum. Records deposited in 2011 at the University of Melbourne Archives provide a deep insight into the workings of the Hugh Williamson Foundation and its particular character.
4 July to 2 September, ground floor, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, during library opening hours