The Pinschofs at home: ambassadors for the arts, culture and industry at Studley Park in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Dr Andrew Montana presented a lecture in honour of Mrs Jessie Serle OAM. It showcased the Pinschofs’ properties “Belmont” and “Studley Hall” and their enterprises interpreted through photographs, paintings, and the printed word.
18 & 19 June, 2022
Winter Flower 2022 showcased floral design, decorative arts, and creative makers with exhibitions inspired by Villa Alba’s beautiful interiors. Full details of the displays and their creators can be found in the Exhibition Guide. View selected works by the Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival on YouTube.
Photography: Mitchell Luo
17 – 27 March, 2022
An avantgarde installation by Melbourne interior designer Fiona Lynch and Fiona Lyda of Spence & Lyda. Works by award winning local designers Jon Goulder, Broached Commissions, Fiona Lynch studios and the Authentic Design Alliance were juxaposed against Villa Alba’s exquisite restored and emerging original decorations.
Photography: Tess Kelly
Flinders Quartet play Margaret Sutherland
Music lovers were treated to a concert by the Flinders Quartet in the Vestible of Villa Alba. They enjoyed the opportunity to explore the mansion and the music of local Kew icon, and Australian musical matriarch, Margaret Sutherland.
MERGE – Mara Schwerdtfeger
Sound artist Mara Schwerdtfeger performed at the Museum. Her performance was part of a collaborative music and design initiative commissioned by MPavilion for Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Music Week.
Jonquils on the Wall
19 October – 1 November, 1995
An early exhibition at Villa Alba. Twenty of Melbourne’s leading florists presented themed displays, filling the villa’s rooms with flowers. Full details in the Exhibition Guide.