Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with Circa the contemporary circus will showcase movement, theatre and music in May at Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane
Celebrating the role of art in court culture in the reign of the Stuart Kings, two exhibitions in London, Charles I: King and Collector, Charles II: Art & Power
Dido and Aeneas, English composer Henry Purcell’s finest masterwork will be presented under the rotunda in Brisbane City Hall at Brisbane Baroque Festival, 2015
The Cavalier, dashingly dressed, gained the confidence to make his mark upon the world. By the turn of the 18th century a change in social customs defined style
Costume, with the influence of fashion, fulfills many of our aesthetic dreams and is a worthy medium for creative expression reflecting a culture and its social growth.
Charles II on his Restoration to the English throne gave himself up completely to luxury adorning himself with sumptuous textiles and jewels
King Charles II made promenading in the park fashionable and within a decade English parks were places for perfect parleys, parades and promenades – Rus in urbe
George Ravenscroft made the first English ‘glass of lead’ now known as crystal and from then on it would never lose its appeal especially as a chandelier.
Venetian maker Jacopo Verzelini was bought to England by Huguenot Jean Carré to improve the quality of glass being produced at his London workshop.
During the greater part of the sixteenth century many Châteaux were built in the Loire valley in France’s countryside, famed for its fertility and mild climate
In Fine Style at the Queen’s Gallery explores the costume worn by British monarchs during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection
Composed just three years before his death aged 35 the delicate dance of the Chinese Man and Chinese Woman reveals the lilting grace of Henry Purcell’s music
King Charles II (1630 – 1685) successfully revived local tradesmen’s skills and together he and his noble peers became arbiters and rulers of taste and style