October 24, 2012

RAHS - Afflilated Societies - News & Events


Tuesday 30 October

Evening Lecture: Restoring a Historic Mural at Rylstone   hotel rylstone

The Bridge View Inn in Rylstone in mid-West NSW contains a rare mural painted in the late 19th Century by an unknown artist, depicting the second Rylstone bridge, elaborately framed by decoration and nudes. The mural is in an extremely unstable condition, and painting conservators Matteo Volonte and Adam Godijn from International Conservation Services recently travelled to Rylstone to commence stabilisation and remove the layers of overpaint that had been discovered to be covering the top third of the image. The journey to Rylstone turned into one of discovery in many different ways.

Adam Godijn graduated in 2000 as a paintings conservator and has led an exciting career in Australia and abroad. Adam is based in Sydney with International Conservation Services as a Senior Paintings Conservator and has worked on many of the most important private and public collections.

Virginia Hollister moved to Rylstone in 2004 after a career working as a lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, then arts administrator for the Australia Council and the NSW Ministry for the Arts, then freelance arts and museum researcher and writer. In Rylstone she is deeply involved with the Rylstone and District Historical Society, who own and manage the Bridge View Inn.

A joint activity of ASHET and the RAHS

Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Time: 5.30 for 6 pm

Cost: $8.00 Includes light refreshments on arrival.

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