Liardet’s summer soiree

bookings closed

WFE Liardet, View of the north shore, Port Melbourne, 1862
04 December 2017, 6:00pm8:00pm
$66 Friends of the Library, $88 General Admission
Bookings closed
Location The Courtyard
Main entry, Swanston St
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join us for the first public viewing in 155 years of a hidden treasure: View of the north shore, Port Melbourne by WFE Liardet, and related items from the State Library Victoria collection.

This rare and vibrant watercolour, depicting a bustling regatta in early Melbourne, has been held in a private collection, away from public view since it was painted and on show in 1862.

Also hear from two special guest speakers: Alison Inglis, Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Melbourne, and writer and historian Robyn Annear.

The ticket price includes drinks and canapés. Become a Friend of the Library to receive a special discounted ticket price.

Companion card accepted at State Library Victoria events. 

Collection appeal

We’re seeking to raise $100,000 to acquire, conserve and preserve View of the north shore, Port Melbourne, ensuring that this important work is available to the public to enjoy now and for future generations. Find out how you can support our appeal.