A Program of Commemorative Events

There are few who could claim to have had such a fundamental impact on the development of Victoria's cultural, educational and legal landscape as Sir Redmond Barry (1813 - 1880). To celebrate the 200th year since the birth of this colourful and controversial figure, the State Library of Victoria, Supreme Court of Victoria and the University of Melbourne are offering a suite of events to explore the character, impact and legacy of Sir Redmond Barry's life work in the City of Melbourne and the State of Victoria.

17 May - 11 June 2013: Redmond Barry Bicentennial Exhibition

Public Exhibition
Supreme Court Library
Free admission
Inquiries: 9603 9197 or barry200@justice.vic.gov.au

18 May - 22 June 2013: Redmond Barry and the Melbourne Law School

Public Exhibition
Melbourne Law School Library
Level 3, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton South
Free admission
Inquiries: 8344 6177

29 May 2013: Redmond Barry: behind closed doors

Guided Walking Tour, 1:00 to 3:00pm
A visit to the Old Magistrates Court Building and the Supreme Court Library.  Meet your hosts near the entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol in Russell Street at 1:00pm.
Free admission (limited places)
Inquiries: Contact barry200@justice.vic.gov.au or 9603 9197 to secure a place by 27 May 2013

30 May 2013 - 2 February 2014: Free, secular and democratic: building the Public Library 1853 - 1913

Public Exhibition
Explore this exhibition about the history of the Library and view Charles Summers' marble bust and George Folingsby's oil painting of Library Founder, Sir Redmond Barry.
Keith Murdoch Gallery
State Library of Victoria
Free Admission
Inquiries: 8664 7099

4 - 10 June 2013: Evidence of a fruitful life: Redmond Barry and the University of Melbourne

Public Exhibition
Ground Floor, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
Free Admission
Inquiries: 8344 0216

6 June 2013 - Redmond Barry: visionary or scoundrel

Public Discussion, 6 - 7:15pm, followed by drinks and canapes until 8:30pm
A lively and entertaining discussion about Redmond Barry's controversial personal and public lives.
Further details
Queens Hall, State Library of Victoria
Tickets available online
Bookings essential by 3 June 2013
$35/$30/$25 full/concession/SLV Foundation members

7 June 2013 - Redmond Barry bicentennial walk

Guided Walking Tour, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Isobel Simpson, heritage tour guide, will lead a walking tour of a number of Redmond Barry sites in Melbourne.  The tour will commence at the Supreme Court and finish at the Melbourne General Cemetery.
Bookings essential
Inquiries: 8344 0216

7 June 2013 - Redmond Barry symposium

Public Symposium, 1:30 to 4:30pm
Redmond Barry's cultural, educational and legal achievements are examined in this informative symposium.
Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
Free admission but bookings/RSVPs essential - http://go.unimelb.edu.au/6d6n