National Trust Art Journey on Collins Street

As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, a group of 20 enthusiastic art lovers spent a glorious autumn morning with members of the Trust’s Public Art Committee, looking at the rich array of public art that lines Collins Street. The tour was led by Committee Chair Dr Bronwyn Hughes, a noted authority on stained glass, and Ken Scarlett OAM, Australia’s pre-eminent expert on sculpture. The group was enlightened about the history of well known works, such as the Burke and Wills monument, and Melbourne’s hidden treasures, such as the magnificent windows of St Michael’s Uniting Church and Sidney Nolan’s epic Eureka Stockade in the foyer of the Reserve Bank. A second tour is scheduled for Saturday 17 May and tickets are selling fast, so visit the festival website for bookings, or contact Felicity on 9656 9818.

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