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Exhibition Catalogue - Centro Italiano D'Arte, St Kilda, 1963 Document Reg. No: HT 22165

Catalogue promoting an exhibition organised by the Centro Italiano D'Arte (Italian Art Centre) at the Palais theatre St Kilda in 1963. The Centre was formed in 1962 in Melbourne by Italian migrants Ernesto Murgo and fellow artists Marcello D'Amico, P. Petrucelli and Vincenzo Basile. The Centre aimed to promote and gather together local Italian artists and exhibit their work.
Eight-page black and white booklet with two separately folded sections then double stapled at spine. Cream-coloured card cover has black type. The inside cover has a foreword outlining the purpose of the association and also background to this inaugural exhibition. The rest of the catalogue lists artists and their works with 2-3 images of selected works on each page. The last pages feature product advertising and the inside back cover has a translation in Italian.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Marcello D'Amico, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 216 mm (Height), 131 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, art, art exhibitions, artistic practices, arts centres, programmes
Themes this item is part of: Centro Italiano d'Arte (Italian Art Centre) Melbourne, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: exhibition promotions
Inscriptions: Printed on front cover; C.I.A. / CENTRO ITALIANO D'ARTE / 193 Lygon Street, CARLTON (Vic). / EXHIBITION / OF / SCULPTURE and PAINTING / At the Palais Theatre / St. Kilda / From 21st. to 28th. Feb 1963 / between 4 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Organiser of Event: Centro Italiano D'Arte, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1963
Place & Date of Event: Palais Theatre, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 21 Feb 1963
References: Photocopy of catalogue for exhibition onboard the S/S Marconi docked at Station Pier 1964.

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