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2016 Gallery visit to see examples of 18th Century Art Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 05 March 2016 07:37

The annual visit for members and friends of the Johnson Society to see examples of eighteenth century art will take place at the National Gallery of Victoria on the afternoon of Sunday 10 April 2016. This year we will be looking at a special exhibition of Eighteenth Century Porcelain Sculpture, carefully selected from the Gallery’s rich collection.

The NGV has particularly rich holdings of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture, including a number of rare and important works by Continental and English factories. This is the first large-scale https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/eighteenth-century-porcelain-sculpture/

Please meet at NGV St Kilda Road on the inside of the Water Wall at 2:15 for 2:30 start.

Details of the 2016 Seminar and 2016 Fleeman Lecture will be available soon

Eighteenth century porcelain sculpture at the NGV

Entertaining program for JSA Annual Seminar Print E-mail
Written by Bryan Reid   
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:45

The JSA’s 2015 Seminar will be held at The English Speaking Union, 146 Toorak Road West, South Yarra, on Saturday July 4, 2015 with an  entertaining day of Johnsonian and eighteenth century enjoyment.

Registration is at 10.30 and the fee for the seminar, including lunch and teas, is $30 for members and $35 for guests.

JSA authors have been busy Print E-mail
Written by Bryan Reid   
Monday, 15 September 2014 12:19

Professor Tim Entwisle: Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons

John Wiltshire: The Hidden Jane Austen

Paul Tankard: Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell

Bronwen Hickmann: Mary Gaunt, Independent Colonial Woman

JSA members have been busy writing and publishing books, as this article shows:

Our Patron does us proud Print E-mail
Written by Bryan Reid   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:42

The audience for the 21st David Fleeman Memorial Lecture on October 24 at Tonic House, Melbourne, were treated to a masterly performance by our Patron, Dr Gordon Turnbull .

His lecture, “Keeping Boswell in Good Repair” gave us ample evidence of the prodigious talent which has taken him from a journalist and student in Australia to custodian of the great Boswell archives at Yale.

Distinguished career of Gordon Turnbull Print E-mail
Written by Bryan Reid   
Monday, 15 September 2014 12:11

The Patron of the Johnson Society of Australia, and our 2014 Fleeman Memorial Lecturer, Australian-born Gordon Turnbull has been since 1997 General Editor of the Yale Boswell Editions.

In this capacity.  he succeeds some of the almost legendary names of eighteenth-century editorial scholarship, among them Frederick Pottle, Frank Brady, and Marshall Waingrow. Continuing their work, he oversees a global editorial team bringing to publication selections of the vast archive of James Boswell's private papers, most of which had been suppressed by Boswell's descendants and were rediscovered only in the twentieth century.

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