The Committee, lead by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum, last revised and registered in 2007. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules here.
You can view the current rules of the organisation here.
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.”