State Library Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 75 Autumn 2005

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Notes on Contributors

Shane Carmody, who is Director of Collections and Access at the State Library of Victoria, co-edited the Redmond Barry Number of The La Trobe Journal.
Anne Colman is an historian and a passionate supporter of libraries.
Virginia Dahlenburg is the Senior Conservator, Paintings, at the State Library of Victoria. She has recently undertaken a study project, sponsored by a Gordon Darling Global Travel Grant, on William Strutt's Black Thursday February 6th 1851.
Kathleen Fennessy has worked as a teacher, museologist and historian, and is currently a research fellow in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, where she is researching new learning spaces. She is also working on a forthcoming book, A People Learning: Colonial Victorians and their public museums, 1860–1880, which is based on her PhD thesis.
Caroline Jordan is the author of Picturesque Pursuits: Colonial Women Artists & the Amateur Tradition, recently published by Melbourne University Publishing.
Anne Neale is an historian of art, gardens and architecture, and Coordinator of History and Theory in the School of Architecture at the University of Tasmania.
Madeleine Say is Picture Librarian at the State Library of Victoria.
Olga Tsara is a librarian in the La Trobe Picture Collection at the State Library of Victoria. Her essay is based upon work done while she was an inaugural staff fellow at the Library in 2003.
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In This Issue

Kathleen Fennessy details the history of Art at the Melbourne Public Library before the institution of the National Gallery; Shane Carmody surveys the previous history of the room known as the Cowen Gallery, and explains the rationale for collecting paintings in the State Library; Virginia Dahlenburg describes the work involved in conserving the paintings now in the collection; Madeline Say chronicles the travels of William Strutt's Black Thursday before and since it was purchased by the State Library in 1954, and in a second article traces the influence of surveyor Robert Hoddle's field sketches on local landscape painters in the nineteenth century; Anne Colman looks at the work of Louis Buvelot, 'Father of Australian Landscape Painting', in Brazil and Australia; Anne Neale identifies an Edward La Trobe Bateman's watercolour that has been wrongly identified for many years; Caroline Jordan writes on the career of nineteenth-century art dealer Andrew Fletcher, whose business, 'Fletcher's of Collins Street', flourished in 'Marvellous Melbourne'; Olga Tsara examines the history of the two political poster workshops now known as RedPlanet, which flourished in Melbourne from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Complementing these scholarly articles, which are illustrated, is a selection of colour reproductions of paintings currently hanging in the Cowen Gallery of the State Library.
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