The Melbourne Athenaeum will be closed for the public holiday on Friday 26 January.

Normal hours will resume on Saturday 27 January.

Cultural Program

Much of our city’s standing as Australia’s cultural capital can be traced back to the Melbourne Athenaeum and the role it played in the early promotion and development of music, visual arts, literature and theatre.

Each year, the Melbourne Athenaeum invites a paper-based artist to work from the library for a week, demonstrating their practice, speaking to members and visitors, and presenting a talk about their work.

Artist Bronwyn Rees said of her residency: “It was the most stimulating, rewarding and productive time … the conversations and informed feedback received from people during residencies such as this are invaluable to an artist.”

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Alissa Duke
Artist
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Joy Smith
Tapestry Weaver
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Bronwyn Rees
Printmaker
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Chris Gooch
Cartoonist
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Deborah Klein
Painter, Printmaker and Book Artist
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Judy Horacek
Cartoonist, Illustrator and Writer
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Anne Kucera
Visual Artist
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Ruth Johnstone
Artist
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Kyoko Imazu
Artist
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Bruno Leti
Painter, Printmaker and Book Artist
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Nicholas Jones
Book Sculptor
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