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With Susan McCulloch OAM, author, curator Adjunct Professor, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University and Patron of the Friends of MPRG

Thursday 21 June, 9.30am–3pm

Cost M $25 G $30 includes mini bus transport and morning coffee on the way. Lunch at own expense at Merricks General Store

Venue Meet at MPRG at 9.15am for a 9.30am departure. Bookings essential, numbers limited.

Whistlewood has been the home of the McCulloch family since 1951 when the late Alan McCulloch AO (founding Director of MPRG) purchased the atmospheric 1870s weatherboard cottage in Shoreham’s rural hinterland. Much-visited by leading international and Australian artists, writers and academics, Whistlewood has always been a place where art is displayed. Today the focus is on Aboriginal art, selected by mother and daughter publishers, art writers and curators Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs. Join Susan on a Whistlewood walk as she reveals the history of the house and Alan’s studio (co-built by friend Arthur Boyd), the McCulloch’s Peninsula art history through early works and memorabilia, and the wide variety of Aboriginal art on show.

Following the Whistlewood tour, you will travel to Merricks House Art Gallery to view the Autumn Traders Fair with enough time to enjoy lunch at your own expense.

Image: Whistlewood, Alan McCulloch AO


  • Thursday, 21 June 2018 | 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM


Depart MPRG 9.15am, mini bus transport, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington 3931  View Map

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