On Friday 27th October 2023, as part of our Contemplating Art lunch series, we welcome Archibald Prize 2023 Finalist & ANZ People’s Choice Award winner Jaq Grantford who, alongside newly appointed MPRG Curator - Exhibitions Dunja Rmandić, will take you on an insightful journey into the creation of her remarkable portrait of Australian actress and beloved Playschool favourite, Noni Hazlehurst.
This exceptional experience reaches new heights as Noni Hazlehurst herself joins the conversation via Zoom, providing a unique opportunity to hear firsthand about her experience as the subject of the portrait. Her anecdotes and interactions will add authenticity and depth to the discussion, creating a profound connection between the artist, the subject, and the audience.
Delve into Jaq Grantford's artistic process and the emotions that inspired her portrayal of Noni Hazlehurst, gaining exclusive insights into the world of portraiture and its significance within the Australian art scene, all expertly guided by Dunja Rmandić (MPRG Curator - Exhibitions). This unforgettable lunchtime conversation offers a rare chance to celebrate art and culture, in the company of renowned creatives.
A seasonal 2-course lunch, featuring the very best estate-grown produce alongside ingredients sourced from across the Mornington Peninsula, awaits every guest as well as the opportunity to enjoy Montalto’s award-winning wines.
Don't miss this exciting showcase of artistry and storytelling against the breathtaking backdrop of Montalto’s breathtaking estate.