Silver, bells & gardens—a day out in Kyneton (booked out)
Funds raised will support the restoration of works in the Gallery collection
Ticket includes bus transport and a gourmet box lunch with wine. Places are strictly limited. Email email@example.com to join the waiting list.Purchase tickets
Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith together with the Friends of Geelong Gallery invite you to Silver, bells and gardens—a day out in Kyneton. Travel by coach to Kyneton—visit Flynn Silver’s showroom to meet Dan and John Flynn and see examples of fine silver work; discover the enthusiastic bell maker, Anton Hasell, whose bells are world renowned; and enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared by Piper Street Food Co in the woodland surrounds of St Agnes homestead. This exclusive tour is not normally available to the public.
This excursion is a Geelong Gallery Friends fundraising initiative with all profits going towards the conservation of artworks and/or restoration of frames for works in the Gallery permanent collection.
A detailed itinerary will be emailed to guests prior to the event. Please note the group will be divided into two groups, experiencing the day in reverse order.
Pick-up from Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads or Central Geelong.
Founded in Kyneton 60 years ago, Flynn Silver is one of the world’s most respected design houses. Today, Dan and John Flynn continue their father’s tradition of exquisite designs and fine workmanship. Their work is recognised and collected worldwide, with examples in Buckingham Palace, the White House, the Vatican and in many corporate collections including Ferrari, BHP Billiton, Qantas and ANZ.
Anton Hasell, Australian Bell Company
Anton Hasell is a world-renowned bell designer and maker, sculptor and printmaker. Major works include the Federation Bells, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne and 10,000 Year clock Mount Washington, Texas. Hasell was the first person in the world to make a harmonic bell, one that strikes a pure musical note, an objective for bell makers throughout the world for centuries.
Lunch by Piper Street Food Co
Enjoy a glass of wine and gourmet box lunch prepared by Piper Street Food Co.
St Agnes Homestead and garden
St Agnes Victorian heritage listed homestead (c. 1870) is set amongst a woodland garden and small vineyard on thirteen acres. Current owners, David and Traudi Bibby, have painstakingly restored the property, including an original cottage (c. 1850) that is now incorporated into the grand Italianate homestead. A tour of the home and garden will be included.
Return to Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads or Central Geelong.