Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne
233 Domain Road
South Yarra VIC 3141
+ 61 3 9866 5931 - General enquiries, events & bookings
+ 61 3 9866 4729 - Language courses and membership
Fax: + 61 3 9867 3696
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Thursday 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.00pm
A Traveller's Dream: Piranesi and Rome
A photographic exhibition by Italian photographer Graziano Panfili at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Opens Tuesday 25 February from 6:30pm-9pm - bookings essential
A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome by multi-award winning Italian photographer Graziano Panfili, is the dream of a modern-day traveller, eager to know today the places depicted in Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from more than two hundred years ago.
Panfili’s images provide a unique, dream-like interpretation of some of the most famous Roman locations and monuments immortalised by Piranesi, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum, as well as lesser-known places in and around the Eternal City.
The artist has also reflected on the question “What would Piranesi have etched today?”, and his response is a selection of images from Rome’s modern architectural landscape, including Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI – the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and Renzo Piano’s Parco della Musica Auditorium.
Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is considered one of Europe’s most famous and respected printmakers.
A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome is in association with Rome: Piranesi’s vision, presented by the State Library of Victoria in partnership with the University Library, University of Melbourne, and of which the Istituto Italiano di Cultura is a sponsor.
Click here for more information about the exhibition A Traveller's Dream: Piranesi and Rome.
2014 Public Holidays (IIC Melbourne closed)
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is closed on all
Australian and Victorian public holidays as well
as the Italian public holidays listed below.
* Marks denote the public holiday in Victoria
||New Year's Day* |
||Substitute for Australia Day* |
||Labour Day* |
||Good Friday* |
||Easter Monday* |
||ANZAC Day* |
||Republic Day |
||Melbourne Cup Day* |
||Christmas Day* |
||Boxing Day* |
LEARN ITALIAN AT THE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is the official Italian government office for the promotion of the Italian culture and language, offering a wide choice of Italian classes.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level student, whether you want to learn Italian for business or pleasure, we can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs, and at times that suit your schedule.
All our classes are conducted in Italian and provide training in all basic communication skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with a systematic study of grammar. Our teachers are university-qualified and native speakers.
IIC students can also take advantage of the following benefits:
- Use of the IIC Library, with more than 11,000 books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals
- Exclusive access to scholarships to study in Italy
- Discounts to selected ticketed cultural events (music, cinema, lectures and live performances)
- Discounts and free offers at partner restaurants in Melbourne
- $10 discount for NGV membership
Enrolments are now open for Term 1, 2014 (3 February - 11 April 2014).
Click here to view our class timetable for Term 1, 2014
ADULT COURSES (20 hours tuition over 10 weeks)
Click here for information about our adult beginner, intermediate, advanced and conversation courses.
Unsure of which level is right for you? Click here to download the Evaluation Test.
- Primi Passi (First steps) - Italian for 4-year old children
- GIOCAGIO’, “Giocando in Italiano” - Italian for Primary school children (from 8 to 11 years of age / Yr 3 to Yr 6)
Click here for information about our children's courses.
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura offers the following specialised courses:
- NEW! Scuola Italiana - A Saturday course offering aspects of the Italian school curriculum in Italian for years 3/4/5 scuola elementare and 1/2/3 scuola media inferiore.
- NEW! Italian for Italo-Australians - for those who speak some Italian at home but want to improve their language skills.
- VCE Italian - extra tuition for Year 11 and 12 students.
- Survival Italian - an intensive “crash course” before a trip to Italy.
- Italian Literature and Culture: The IIC currently offers the following three courses: 1) Latin for Beginners/Latino per tutti 2) Dante's "Divine Comedy" 3) Cultura Italiana.
For more information, download the courses brochure or email email@example.com.
Our university-qualified, native speaker teachers also conduct private lessons for students with specific deadlines or goals in mind or for those who would like the extra attention of one-to-one tuition.
Click here for more information about private tuition.
Click here to download the adults, children and special courses enrolment form.
Click here to download the private tuition enrolment form.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
Become a Member of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and take advantage of great benefits!
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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN OUR POLLICE VERDE CLUB
Our lovely garden here at the IIC needs some care....
Join the "Pollice Verde Club" for a few hours per month and you will receive a free IIC membership!
Please call (03) 9866 5931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your availability.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Piranesi effect - at the Ian Potter Museum of Art
Works by 18th century Italian printmaker Piranesi will be juxtaposed with works by contemporary artists, Roman and Etruscan antiquities.
The Piranesi Effect, curated by guest curator, Jenny Long, highlights the sense of disquiet and ambiguity reflected >>>
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014
Rome: Piranesi's Vision - at the State Library of Victoria
Marvel at unforgettable images of classical and baroque Rome in this free exhibition of exquisite rare artworks from 18th-century Italian master-printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78). This stunning exhibition highlights the grand churches, imposing >>>
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A Traveller's Dream: Piranesi and Rome - at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura
A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome by multi-award winning Italian photographer Graziano Panfili, is the dream of a modern-day traveller, eager to know today the places depicted in Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from more than two hundred years >>>
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