BUDA ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Josine McEwan Memorial Lecture
Saturday 13th October 2018 at 6.30pm
Venue: Buda Historic Home & Garden Castlemaine
Guest Speaker: Cameron Robbins
Cost: $80 pp or $70 Friends of Buda
Includes delicious 3 course meal & glass of bubbly on arrival
Bookings Essential: 03 5472 1032 or https://www.trybooking.com/YEUS
The Josine McEwan Annual Dinner organisers are excited to announce renowned Australian artist, Cameron Robbins as this year’s guest speaker. Buda Castlemaine would like to invite the public to “Art, Science and Nature, an illustrated artist’s talk”
Robbins has exhibited his work to the highest level and won many awards and accolades in the world of art, science and nature. He was born in Melbourne and acquiring a Bachelor of Arts at RMIT and a grad dip in sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts
This inspiring artist and speaker has an impressive and rapidly expanding CV including in 2015 being awarded an Australian Council for the Arts Victorian Fellowship and in 2016 his solo exhibition 'Field Lines' was exhibited at MONA in Tasmania.
Robbins has had major commissions and residencies in the UK, Norway and Denmark to name but a few. He has also been published widely and reviewed art and news publications.
Robbins work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Western Australian School of Art and Design and Scienceworks in Melbourne (to name a few). Find out more about Robbins here.
History of the Josine McEwan Memorial Lecture
The late Josine McEwan was a volunteer in the garden at Buda Historic Home & Garden in Castlemaine. Knowing how important Buda is to the region and wanting it to remain open for future generations to enjoy, Josine left a generous bequest to Buda when she passed away in 2006.
Josine was a Landscape architect who worked under the name ‘Trio Design’ and achieved her qualifications as a mature student studying at RMIT. She began her first career as an art teacher and deciding this was not for her, she saved money by working on the Bass Strait oil rigs in order to finance her architectural study.
Once qualified, Josine bought a house in Maryborough to establish her architectural practice in order to be centrally located and only moved to Castlemaine when she became ill in order to be near to her caring friends.
Since 2007 a lecture and fundraising dinner has been conducted in Josine’s memory.
2017 Simon Rickard ‘Design and Plants for the Future’
2016 Kevin Walsh 'Horticulture in Melbourne’s Cemeteries'
2015 Josh Byrne ‘Rethinking our suburbs – Growing our communities’
2014 Ken Scarlett OAM, Curator & writer on Australian sculpture ‘A Recent Phenomena: Six Sculpture Parks on the Mornington Peninsula’
2013 Professor Timothy Entwistle - Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne 'A Year or Two at Kew'
2012 Dianne Thompson - Grounds Curator, Buda Historic Home & Garden 'Let’s Talk about the Hedge'
2011 Richard Barley 'Open Gardens – ‘Sharing our knowledge, creations and pleasures with the community'
2010 Annette Zealley - Director of the Geelong Gardens
2009 Greg Moore – ‘The importance of Trees’ and Open Spaces during a period of climate change’
2008 John Arnott – ‘Creating Three Gardens: Geelong, Casey and Cranbourne’
2007 Helen Paige – ‘Journeys’