A Few Mad People

July 6, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every 1st weekend of the month
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 , Australia
July 6, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Every 1st weekend of the month

A Few Mad People

Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 , Australia

About

In July and August 2019, Retford Park will host the final retrospective of Southern Highlands artist, Robert Curtis. As Robert approaches the age of 90, he has an urgency to share what he has learn from the last 50 years of painting.


In July 2019, Retford Park will host the final retrospective of Southern Highlands artist, Robert Curtis.

This event is running on selected dates from 6 July 2019 until 4 August 2019. It is next occurring on 6 Jul 2019 10:00 am — 4:00 pm.

Upcoming Dates:
- 6 Jul 2019 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
- 7 Jul 2019 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
- 3 Aug 2019 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
- 4 Aug 2019 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

At one stage in his life, Robert was described as one of the few mad people who could make decisions about most areas of his life, but who simply had to paint! He has exhibited with the likes of Ian Fairweather, Eva Kubbos, John Olsen, Stanislav Rapotec, John Coburn and Brett Whitely. He’s also spent time with one of the world’s most renowned sculptors, Henry Moore.

As Robert approaches 90, he has an urgency to share what he has learnt from the last 50 years of painting. The retrospective will include the exhibition, talks and an elegant dinner for 40 guests in the grand pink mansion at Retford Park. During the dinner, guests will have the opportunity to have an open end discussion with Robert.

You will learn fascinating stories of how Robert was discovered as an avant garde artist of the 1950s; the highs and lows of his career and personal interactions with Australian and international artists of his era.

Please note: a percentage of the sales will be donated to the Doug Hall Foundation.

Official Opening:
Saturday, 6 July, 2pm – Officially open by The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
(RSVP by 28 June to retfordpark@nationaltrust.com.au)

Dinner for 40
Saturday, 20 July, 6pm – open end discussion with Mr Robert Curtis
- Adult: $140
- NT member: $120

Exhibition open
- 6 & 7 July – 10am to 4pm (Retford Park entry fees apply)
- 3 & 4 August – 10am to 4pm (Retford Park entry fees apply)

Location

Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576 , Australia
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