Book Launch

Melbourne Books is pleased to announce two upcoming book launches of Sculptures of Melbourne  by Mark S. Holsworth.

Come to Gallery One Three on Friday May 1 from 6pm  for the launch party!

The evening will include jazz  (including The Smoking Owl – a fusion of live electronica, jazz, installation and new aesthetics) cocktails and artists at work! I will be there to chat and sign books.

Then come to the Melbourne Art Book Fair at NGV International, where Sculptures of Melbourne will be launched on Sunday May 3 at 12noon in the Great Hall during the Fair! Again I will be there to chat and sign books.

The inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair at NGV International gathers together some of the most creative Australian and international book designers and publishers in an architecturally designed experience in NGV’s Great Hall. So come along, entry is free and  you can also take a look at the wares of some of the country’s leading publishers.

Sculptures of Melbourne cover photo by Matto Lucas

Sculptures of Melbourne cover photo by Matto Lucas

Sculptors and Stonemasons

A short 30 minute tour and talk

A free lunchtime event, no need to book just turn up rain or shine.

Over a century ago working class stonemasons could see their sons become upper class gentlemen sculptors. Stonemasons built Marvellous Melbourne cutting, carving and polishing its buildings and its sculptures. Join Mark Holsworth, author of Sculptures of Melbourne, for a short 30 minute tour and talk about the relationship between sculptors and stonemasons. See some familiar public sculptures from the nineteenth century and early twentieth century in Melbourne in a new way.

Meet at 1pm at the Adam Lindsay Gordon sculpture at the Gordon Reserve (opposite the corner of Spring and Lt Collins St).

Tuesday 5th May

Thursday 7th May

Friday 8th May

Tuesday 12th May

Thursday 14th May

Friday 15th May

Sunday 17th May

Paul Montford, Adam Lindsay Gordon, 1931

Paul Montford, Adam Lindsay Gordon, 1931

City Sculpture Walking Tour

Join Mark Holsworth on a walking tour of Melbourne’s public sculpture – the good, the bad and the ugly. They are all worth a look for public sculpture both decorates and tells the history of the city. See a selection of sculptures from 18th to the 21st century, from the historic to the comic, from memorials to the play sculpture. Learn about the sculptures, the sculptors who made them and the people of Melbourne who live with the sculptures.


Duration 2 hours

Meeting at the Redmond Barry Memorial in the forecourt of the State Library of Victoria on Swanston Street.

Most of the route is paved but there will be some walking on grass, so appropriate footwear is required.

Adult $25 Child $10 (Children under 8 free)

Enquiries for groups 4+ and from school groups welcomed.

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