Monday, 8 July 2013

Beating the Bounds

We attended a function at the Melbourne Savage Club during which we were told about some of the artifacts and paintings in the Club's extensive collection.   Unfortunately the Biwat figure which was recently auctioned is no longer held by the Club, but it's obvious that there are still a great number of interesting pieces in the remaining collection.

In addition to the extensive collection of artifacts (many but not all from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands), there are so many paintings that there's hardly room to display them all.   Australian Impressionist painters are well represented; several were members of the Club.    Some of the more contemporary pieces are great, too, including one of Menzies and a recent addition Geoffrey Blainey.

(Apologies for the poor quality of the images).

A past president

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