Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Saturday, February 25, 2012 -
Sunday, April 15, 2012,
9:00 AM -
Ian Potter Gallery
Admission: Adult $12, Concession $8, Child and Gallery Member Free
Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Art Gallery of
Ballarat with an exhibition of vintage prints from London's V&A
taken by royal photographer, Sir Cecil Beaton.
This special exhibition of nearly 100 portraits taken by Beaton
over a period of 30 years depicts Elizabeth in her roles as
princess, monarch and mother and will include a number of
rarely-seen photographs alongside extracts from Beaton's personal
diaries and letters.
Beaton's royal portraits were among the most widely published
photos of the 20th century. The exhibition explores Beaton's long
relationship with Elizabeth, who was a teenage princess when he
first photographed her in 1942 to tender images of the Queen with
her young children and official portraits that convey the magnitude
of her role as Britain's monarch and centrepiece of the
It will show elegant and highly-staged photographs alongside
informal moments of the royal family at home, interspersed with
film and radio footage from the time and charts the shift in
Beaton's style from early rococo-inspired portraits to the starker
images of the 1960s.
Extracts from Beaton's diaries and letters will reveal insights
into the working practice of a royal sitting, from the intense
planning beforehand to conversations with the Queen and the
pressures of achieving the perfect portrait.
Admission: Adult $12, Concession $8, Adult Group $10, Concession
Group $6, Child and Gallery Member Free.
Sweet Decadence at the Gallery
Diamond Jubilee Lunch
- Soup of the day with house made bread
- Pastry of the day with light salad and house relish
- Lamb and haloumi burgers
- Chicken and mango salad
$28.50 and Concession $25.50 includes exhibition entry
Coronation Morning and Afternoon Tea
- Scone, jam and cream with choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate
or soft drink
$17 and Concession $14 includes exhibition entry
Royal Accommodation packages at Craig's Royal
Include admission to the exhibition and a bottle of premium
Australian sparkling wine. Single room packages from $239 and
double or twin room packages from $299. All include a continental
buffet breakfast, valet parking and daily newspaper.
Go to Craig's Royal Hotel
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum,