Commemorating Carlo Catani

In 2018 we commemorate one hundred years since the passing of Carlo Catani by reflecting on the impact that his vision has had on the design of our City's foreshore. These events and activities celebrating the achievements of Carlo Catani and his influence are part of a Victoria-wide program. 

Carlo Catani on display

20 July to 30 September 2018 at St Kilda Town Hall

A display of works from the Port Phillip City Collection of Catani's foreshore works, the landscape and its changes, and other Catani-related material.

The vision of Carlo Catani - guided walk

Saturday 28 July from 10 am to 12 pm

Italian immigrant Carlo Catani reclaimed St Kilda foreshore from the sea in the early 1900s. Walk 'the people's playground' and discover the Mediterranean vision of this remarkable Florence designer. Leader: Meyer Eidelson. Accessibility: Good. Part of Open House Melbourne 2018.

Bookings essential at Eventbrite

Carlo Catani: his life and work - talk

Tuesday 10 October 2018 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm at Port Phillip Heritage Centre, 195 Bank Street South Melbourne

Join Meyer Eidelson for a fascinating talk on Italian immigrant, Carlo Catani who reclaimed St Kilda foreshore from the sea in the early 1900s. An engineer, his vision laid the foundation for the St Kilda foreshore of today. 2018 is the Centenary year of Catani's birth. Part of Celebrating History Week 7-14 October 2018.

Bookings essential at Eventbrite.

Image: Crowds at Catani Arch, 1916. Port Phillip City Collection sk0561.1-2

Main image: View of the gardens, St Kilda, 1950s. PPCC sk0982


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