Wednesday, 12 December 2007

RHSV Tour and lunch with an artist in wood

Thursday 21 February

Time: 10.30 Lunch approx 12.30 pm

Cost: Members $20; non-members $25

Marjorie Morgan OAM, historian and biographer will lead this fascinating tour looking at the life and exquisite carvings of John Kendrick Blogg, including carvings to be found in the buildings visited on this tour as well as in the National Gallery of Victoria. On the tour we will see John's carvings at Canterbury Presbyterian Church and then go to Surrey Hills to visit the Primary School, the uniting Church and finally St Stephen's Presbyterian Church where we will have lunch.

Meet at Canterbury Presbyterian Church, 146 Canterbury Road, Canterbury at 10.30 am. Parking is available on the tennis court beside the church. Melway Map 46 B10 opposite Hopetoun Street.

John Blogg was born in Canada in 1851 and migrated to Melbourne in 1884. He lived in Surrey Hills for many years. and when he was 50 took up woodcarving. Until his death in 1936 he made more than 300 wood carvings.

Finish at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church corner of Canterbury and Warrigal Roads. Melway Map 46 J 11.

Bookings essential by Monday 18 February - 9326 9288 or office@historyvictoria.org.au

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