The Royal Society of Tasmania has recently assumed responsibility for over 900 Tasmanian 19th century artworks. Some of the artworks need restoration and the entire Collection needs conservation. The Society’s long-term plan is to make this unique Collection available to all Tasmanians via exhibitions and a searchable electronic archive of digital images.
Please join us for a fundraising event hosted by Her Excellency, the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Patron of the Royal Society of Tasmania and Professor Don Chalmers AO on Tuesday 6 September 2022 at Government House.
Noted composer and conductor Thomas Rimes will present a commissioned musical composition, Echoes of Van Diemen’s Land, which will be performed by an ensemble of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and affiliated musicians. This performance will be accompanied by a visual display of artworks by Francis Guillemard Simpkinson de Wesselow, all of which are in the Royal Society of Tasmania Art Collection. High-resolution reproductions of a selection of other artworks in the Collection will be on display.
Guests will be greeted with a welcoming drink and invited to be seated in the Ballroom for the premiere performance of Echoes of Van Diemen’s Land. Refreshments will be served after the musical performance and guests will have a further opportunity to view the artworks on display. We have also planned a silent auction of high-resolution reproductions.
Your ticket price is a tax-deductible donation to the Royal Society of Tasmania Art Fund. All funds raised will directly support the conservation and future exhibition of the Royal Society of Tasmania Art Collection.
Please register for this event by completing the attached form and emailing or sending it to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Post: RST, GPO Box 1166, Tasmania 7001. RSVPs close at 5 pm on Monday 29 August and tickets will not be available after this date. Please consider registering early to avoid the disappointment of all places having been filled. Your Government House entry ticket will be emailed to you, and you will receive a tax receipt for your ticket in due course.
Please note that Her Excellency’s welcome will occur promptly at 6 pm and you will be asked to be seated by this time. Doors open at 5:50 pm.
For more information about the Royal Society of Tasmania and our Art Collection, go to rst.org.au.