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127Special Save the HMVS Cerberus Art Exhibition

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  • Iron Duke
    Jul 28, 2009
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      A little off topic, but since those here are interested in historic ships & Tamsin is my better half...
      You may know of the 1868 Ironclad Monitor HMVS Cerberus, currently a breakwater off Black Rock near Melbourne, that was the genesis of the design of most major battleships 1870-1906 & of the ongoing campaign to save, & eventually to restore, this unique piece of Australian, & world, maritime heritage.

      Time is now very much running out for Cerberus in that she needs outside bracing to avoid a major collapse that will end all chance of saving her. As part of effort to save her Pivotal Galleries of Bridge Rd Richmond, in association with Friends of the Cerberus, is putting on a special Save the Cerberus Art Exhibition, 7-18 October 2009.

      The Exhibition will include many new original artworks on aspects of Cerberus by leading contemporary Australian Artists, including members of The Australian Society of Marine Artists. A proportion of all sales will go to the Save the Cerberus campaign. Those who purchase a painting will also get a special certificate & complimentary membership of the 'Victorian Navy'. Paintings will be available for purchase via the Pivotal Website and membership of the 'Victorian Navy' is open to everyone, including those outside Australia.

      The exhibition will also feature 19th Century paintings of Cerberus, photographs, a large model of the ship & artifacts from Cerberus, including a huge 10 inch shell. The Grand Opening at 6.30pm on the 7th October 2009 will include several VIP Guests & volunteers from the 'Victorian Navy' in full 19th Century Naval rig.

      Pivotal Galleries & Friends of the Cerberus would like to invite you & your members to come along & support this worthy maritime charity. This is an opportunity for those interested in naval & maritime history to really get behind the campaign to save a unique piece of Australian maritime heritage.

      Links below contain further details.
      Tamsin Davidson
      Manager Pivotal Galleries