Dates: 4 May to 17 June 2011, 10 am to 4 pm.
The exhibition features a colourful and diverse collection of large scale paintings featuring many important and interesting ships in Australian history. Dating from the famous Endeavour and Lady Nelson vessels of discovery, through the age of sale and pioneer steamships such as Sophia Jane, Edina and Casino, the exhibition presents a wonderful tapestry of the sea and events up to more recent times.
The late Jack Koskie, a professional artist and well known teacher, completed this series for his fine book Ships that Shaped Australia (1987).
The collection was recently presented to the Maritime Museum of Victoria, a grouping of independent museums from around the state for the preservation and exhibition of our marine heritage.
The exhibition can be viewed at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, Mondays to Fridays between 10 am and 4 pm.