Dr Denise Whitehouse is a design historian dedicated to the development of an Australian design history. Convenor of DHARN, the Design History Australia Research Network, www.dharn.org.au, Denise co-curated the acclaimed Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne in 2019 and wrote the accompanying sell-out book. She is currently the John Truscott Foundation Research Fellow tasked with producing a manuscript that captures both the magic and cultural significance of his work.
This introductory talk explores John Truscott’s early Melbourne years with the National Theatre Movement and Melbourne’s Little Theatre prior to his 1963 Camelot production which transported him onto the international stage. It will draw on disparate archival material to piece together a glimpse at Truscott’s formative years that included acting, stage and costume design.
All are welcome. Entry is free, however bookings are required.
Theatre Heritage Australia in association with Arts Centre Melbourne presents
Dr Denise Whitehouse
3pm, Saturday, 22 February 2020
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne**
Entry is FREE! but bookings are required
Box Office 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Telephone 1300 182 183 (Mon-Sat 9am–8:30pm)
** The Channel is located on the River Terrace between St Kilda Road an Southgate (next to Fatto Restaurant)