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Alliance Magazine Le magazine de l’Alliance Française de Melbourne

Jun · Jul · Aug 2013


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AllianceFrançaise de Melbourne We teach French

French Language & Cultural Centre since 1890

Term 3 french Courses

AllianceFrançaise de Melbourne We teach French

A worldwide network including 30 branches in Australia Learn French with us h nc re hF ac te We


flexibility extras

• Premier language school for French in Victoria since 1890; •●A fully qualified team of native French-speaking teachers; •●The only French language school accredited by the French government in Victoria.

•●All levels covered;

•●Limited class sizes;

•●Various formulas to match your timetable: term and express courses, intensive sessions, private tuition and more!

•●Courses orientated towards conversation and conducted in French; •●Latest interactive technology; •●Multimedia Resource Centre.




Exhibition / VCE immersion day

16 Jeudi Jazzy / Melbourne Salon


Cooking Workshop

17 Courses for high school students


Fête de la musique

18 Events from our partners


Bastille Day Party

19 Courses for children


Winter Intensive Courses

20 Private tuition



21 Ciné Clubs / Dinner in french

Corporate courses

12 Tests and diplomas

22 23 Photography Competition

Berthe Mouchette competition

24 26 Exhibition

13 Book launch & presentation

27 Violette Fund / Venue Hire

14 15 Courses for adults

A team to welcome you Information and registration Elyne Astruc Nadie Butcher Clémence Ribaucourt Francine Schaepper Nicole Vu-Minter

Berthe Mouchette Competition Kellee Lewis

Tests and examinations, course coordinator Marion Nouvel

Interns Estelle Pagès Alexandre Jacquot-Prudent Juliette Magnière Marie Socquet Violette Henquet

School visits, course assistant Elise Froumson Deputy director & cultural centre Françoise Libotte Communication and design Mathieu Vendeville Library Céline Boutteçon Administration Penny Matthews

Director Saliha Lefevre

French courses and training manager Aurélie Pierre

A teaching team of native French speakers: Alexandre Gaitan Guillaume Briand Aleksandra Kostecki Janina Starnawski De Saxce Anne-Claire Brunet Jessica Girard Anne-Laure Paillard Johan Brochet Anne-Sophie Pink Laure Bonaventure Catherine Pourreau Maité Dion-Larouche Celestine Bianchetti Marion Collery Céline Dandoy Nadia Ivanova Chantal Boisgontier Sabine Pernet Christelle Duchossois Allen Vincent Hanon Danielle Schilling Violene Muller Géraldine Louison

Contact us

Mon - Fri: 9.30am to 8.30pm / from 10am to 7pm Sat: 9am to 6pm / from 9am to 5pm Sunday: 1pm to 6pm / from 1.30pm to 5pm Closed on Monday 10 June (Queen’s Birthday) Mar - Apr - May 2013 Issue Editorial Contributions: Alliance Francaise team. Design & Layout: Mathieu Vendeville. Printed by Barney's Group Pty Ltd.

An active Board of Directors: Gilbert Ducasse, President Philip Anderson, Vice-president Peter Rohan, Treasurer Katherine Wynn, Secretary Robin Brett Mark Cleary Inez Dussuyer Warren Fagan Angela Jurjevic Randy Marshall Kay Stevens

Alliance Française de Melbourne 51 Grey Street, ST KILDA, VIC 3182, AUSTRALIA Tel: (61-3) 9525 3463 Fax: (61-3) 9525 5064 E-mail:

So far as lawfully possible the Alliance francaise de Melbourne and its management and staff accepts no responsibility for or in relation to the contents whether express or implied of any advertisement appearing in this magazine nor for the safety, quality, or accuracy of any premises, goods, services or information referred to therein.

exhibition / vce immersion day


Passing by the Tree, the skin of memory by Nathalie Hartog-Gautier tue


28 28 jun



Entry free

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier was born in Paris in 1954 and moved to Australia in 1981 where she graduated in Fine Arts, printmaking and print media. She is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and photographer with a particular interest in the natural world and memory. Since 2000 Nathalie has exhibited


22 jun From $145

To be officially opened on Tues 28th May, 6.30pm to 8.00pm by Akky van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia

Alliance Française, Eildon Gallery

in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. She has won several awards, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award being the latest, and is a recent recipient of the NAVA Australian Artists Grant. The exhibition title Passing by the Tree, references Marcel Proust’s observation that we can rescue the past even when it is otherwise hidden in the present. Memory begins at the fingertips. It

VCE Immersion Day Parlez-vous français? 10.00am to 4.30pm

At Alliance française

with a French-style buffet lunch included Do you need some extra help getting your head around the French VCE exam? Join us for our VCE Immersion Day and build up your confidence! Spend the day in total immersion with our young, dynamic team of qualified French teachers and enjoy a

day packed with conversation and tailor-made activities. This course is perfect for VCE Units 3-4 students who would like to know what to expect on D-Day! For more info, please call us on 9525 3463 or visit

is like a momentary prick of anticipation where ‘pins and needles’ stitch together meanings. Looking at this skin of memory has concerned Nathalie Hartog-Gautier for some time. In this body of work she brings it close to home as the works find their genesis in contemplating her relationship with her aunt, an important maternal figure from the artist’s life who recently suffered the affects of dementia.

cooking workshop


Cooking workshop sat

15 jun

by Rémi Rauline, crêpes and galettes chef

$160 Full/$145 Members

10.00am to 2.00pm

At Alliance Française

On June 15, cook and eat a delicious French lunch created with fresh seasonal produce! Discover the art of making simple gourmet crêpes and galettes with chef, Rémi Rauline. The workshop will be run in English with highlights in French, depending on participants’ wishes!

Rémi, tell us more about your passion for food and French cuisine. The French passion for both people and food is part of what makes us who we are. French cuisine, like many other cuisines, is a celebration of pleasure and life. Which French region do you come from and what are its culinary specialties? I was born in Auvergne, a region famous for its spring waters (Volvic, Vichy, etc.) and for cheeses such as Saint Nectaire, Cantal, Montagne, etc… Another beautiful and simple specialty is Aligot, made out of mashed potatoes and melted cheese. How long have you been in Australia, what brought you down under and what do you think of Australian food? I’ve been in Australia for one

year now. Love brought me here, a good reason to travel! Australian food is changing, just as Australia is. We are lucky enough to be in an incredibly multicultural country where Indians, Arabs, Asians, Africans and others are generously nourishing us with their cultures and cuisines! We have access to beautiful food in Australia and eventually we will grow out of the sad and unhealthy fast-food “culture”. Tell us about the menu you have chosen for your cooking workshop. Crêpes and galettes* are my areas of expertise. They are simple and delicious! My entrées will be : - Salmon or vegetarian wraps with salade de saison For les Plats de résistance: - Galette au saumon accompagnée d’une julienne de legumes sauce blanche ciboulette or Galette au reblochon et jambon de pays.

And les desserts : - Crêpe au caramel au beurre salé et amandes grillées or Crêpe aux pommes caramélisées. Any tip or advice you can give people who would like to take part in the workshop? Come as you are, and enjoy meeting other people. * Galettes are made out of buckwheat flour, salt and water (gluten free). Crepes are made out of plain flour, eggs, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla essence. To find out more about this cooking workshop and more special events, visit

Fete de la musique

free concerts


FEte de la Musique thu


20 21 jun jun to

the number 1 global live music event

The Fête de la Musique was launched on June 21, 1982, on the Northern Hemisphere summer solstice’s day, at the initiative of Jack Lang, French Minister of Culture at the time. It began its expansion in 1985 with the European year of music. Thirty years later, Fête de la Musique takes place in 450 countries across the five continents. The Fête de la Musique is above all a popular event, open to any participants (professional and amateur musicians) who want to perform. This music day allows the performance of all styles of music in a joyful atmosphere. It is aimed at a large audience, working to popularise musical practices from all social backgrounds and ages. The musicians are asked to perform for free, and all the concerts are free, that is the reason why concerts are performed for the most in open air areas such as streets, parks, public buildings etc. Here in the Southern Hemisphere, June 21st being the winter solstice and one of the coldest day of the year in Melbourne, the Alliance Française invites you to two free indoor concerts in celebration of the Melbourne’s Fête de la Musique.


20 jun

free concerts at the local Bocce Room 184 Carlisle Street St Kilda East 6.45pm to 9pm

Media Partner This project has been assisted by the Port Phillip City Council through the Local Festivals Fund.

Fete de la musique



21 jun

free concerts at the espy Gershwin Room

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda


rizes 8.15pm > 9.15pm: Suzie Stapleton to be w on 9.45pm > 11pm: The Woohoo Revue 11.30pm > 00.45am: Kylie Auldist Enjoy DJ Ms Butt’s sounds before, in-between and after every show.


11.30pm > 00.45am The part-Samoan songstress, Kylie Auldist was born and bred in the Australian outback where she started singing in pubs before moving to Melbourne to pursue her musical ambitions. She toured with The Bamboos in Australia and beyond, landing on the shores of Brighton, UK, in 2007 and then all over Europe. In 2008, her album “Just Say” was argued “one of the best albums of the year” by Mark Lamarr on BBC Radio 2. She possesses an undeniable natural vocal talent: the kind of powerful yet nuanced soul voice that when you’ve heard it once you never quite forget.

THE WOOHOO REVUE 9.45pm > 11pm

One of Melbourne’s hottest gypsy bands composed of 6 amazingly talented musicians (Sarah Busuttil (Violin), Fabian Acuna (Trumpet), Jarrod Brereton (Sax/Bass Clarinet), Dannie McKenzie (Guitar), Katherine Ades (Electric Bass) and Andrew Rousch (Drum Kit). Five years on, the band has barely stopped touring, performing in excess of 100 shows per year including the Famous Spiegeltent and WOMADelaide. Picture yourself surrounded by Hellzapoppin’ dancers swinging a Charleston two steps, a Dixieland street party erupts, you link arms for a circle dance. You are transported by The Woohoo Revue.

SUZIE STAPLETON 8.15pm > 9.15pm

Aussie Folk Princess, Suzie Stapleton’s voice commands a room. In an instant it spirals from a murmur to a thundering roar “like a 747 taking off.” Drawing comparisons to PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Mark Lanegan, Stapleton’s charcoal vocal wraps around words sometimes direct, and often disarmingly poetic. 2012 saw Stapleton embark on a successful solo European tour that included appearances at France’s Binic Folk Blues Festival (alongside Ty Segall, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds), and London’s Folk Festival. Suzie will be accompanied on stage by brilliant Melbourne cellist and film composer, Gareth Skinner.

bastille day party


winter intensive courses


winter intensive courses PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

week 1



01 05 jul jul to

week 2



08 12 jul jul to

French for Travelers

A1 Discovery Courses

Conversation Groups

Year 7 to 10 VCE French and IB students

The ideal class for people who have not learnt French before and are planning to travel to France soon. An interactive course in which you will learn the basics in order to make your way in France and impress the locals... Go to the bakery and ask for some delicious pastries, visit a bistro and order dinner—all in French of course!

General and practical conversation workshops allowing students to practice and brush up on vocabulary and language structure. Offered at every level from intermediate to more advanced, for adults and high school students doing French VCE or IB exams. Those who do not have the confidence to speak French in class will definitely benefit from these workshops!


Our popular Children’s Holiday Programs will be on offer during both weeks from 10.00am!

Ideal for complete beginners (level A1.1) as well as students who already know a little bit of French but can’t quite put it together and maintain a conversation! Four levels will be offered (from A1.1 to A1.4). Participants who have already learnt some French are required to take a placement test before enrolling.

Any students who need extra help to perform at their best in class and ace their final exams will find the perfect course at Alliance Francaise de Melbourne! Our native French-speaking teachers will make sure they gain confidence and distill a few tips and techniques to prepare them for their SACs and end-of-year exams.

So don’t miss out!

Go online now for course and timetable details at or call us on 9525 3463.


Little French Songs CD CARLA BRUNI



Australian Impressionists in France - NGV Catalogue ELENA TAYLOR

$39.95 Australian Impressionists in France explores a little-known period in our art history and uncovers a period of artistic creativity and diversity that many will not be aware of, and will be pleasantly surprised by.

Special Price



WAS $59.95

An enchanting, sly and exquisitely romantic musical-drama led by Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni.

$21.95 Little French Songs is Carla Bruni’s fourth album, written and performed in French, English and Italian.

Visit Readings St Kilda for French books, CDs & DVDs this Winter.

First published in 1992 with more than 1,200 recipes for every occasion, I Know How to Cook is an authoritative compendium of every classic French dish, from croque monsieur to cassoulet.

112 Acland Street, St Kilda. Open 7 days. Ph 9525 3852.







The only French library in Melbourne!

La France des paysages, les plus beaux sites de France de Dominique Decobecq

Ce livre richement illustré propose une sélection de près de 100 sites géologiques de France métropolitaine et d’outre-mer révélant une géodiversité remarquable. L’histoire de chacun de ces paysages est expliquée par un géoscientifique, dans un langage simple. Des anecdotes sur les aventures humaines liées à ces paysages complètent chacune des descriptions.


l’espace adultes

Le cœur en dehors, Samuel Benchetrit

La fortune de Sila, Fabrice Humbert

l’espace enfants

La cuisine 1000 recettes faciles pour tous les jours, Françoise Bernard

Book club 24 jul

21 aug

Tintin, vol 714 pour Sydney, Hergé

Zarafa, un film de Rémi Bezançon et Jean-Christophe Lie

from 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Vous souhaitez découvrir de nouveaux écrivains ? Vous aimez partager vos lectures ? Rejoignez-nous ! Activité gratuite pour les étudiants et les membres.


De rouille et d’os, un film de Jacques Audiard

Camille redouble, un film de Noémie Lvovsky

Espace étudiants A2 level

Kididoc – La ferme, Anne-Sophie Baumann

18 sep

Pas d’Oscar pour l’assassin, Vincent Remède



Mise en pratique grammaire

corporate courses / tests and diplomas


corporate courses

Anne-Laure, teacher at Alliance française de Melbourne, has been teaching French to various companies including Renault, Veolia and MMG. “Corporate courses are especially designed for the needs of a specific group of people, making them a very enjoyable experience! Depending on the level of the students, the courses can be a discovery of French language and culture or teach skills in more technical aspects of the language. The fact that they are taught at the workplace and usually at lunchtime or before work provides a very relaxed atmosphere in the classroom as

well as contributing to team building as it allows people who work in different fields or at different levels in the company to get to know each other and create links they wouldn’t have otherwise. As a teacher, I love corporate courses because it is great to see how understanding a language and a culture help people enhance their professional relationships. It is also very nice to have the opportunity to meet different people in different surroundings.”


Gain a competitive edge in Francophone markets, enhance your business and travel experience in Frenchspeaking countries, improve communication with clients and colleagues and foster team building within your company! For more info, please contact Aurelie Pierre at

At Alliance française de Melbourne, we are accredited to conduct all the tests and diplomas you need to have your competency in French officially certified, or to migrate to a French-speaking country.



22-24 October

Specially designed for children aged 8-11 who are beginners in French, the DELF Prim offers levels A1.1, A1 and A2. Registrations close 5pm, August 16. For more info, please visit or contact Marion Nouvel at



Mon 16 & Tue 17 September

Designed for non-native French speakers, these tests provide a quick yet reliable evaluation of comprehension and expression skills in French. The TCFQ has been specially designed for people wishing to settle in Québec. Registrations close 5pm, August 16

berthe mouchette competition / book launch & presentation


berthe Mouchette competition


“Making French your best subject at school” • The competition has started and Year 3-10 students are reciting French poetry all over the state! (6 May to 8 June) • Year 11-12 oral and written competition runs from July 15th to August 16th. • Those students receiving a perfect score 20/20 move through to the finals which take place at the Alliance Française de Melbourne: Y3 – 8 Sun 23 Jun Y9 – 10 Sun 28 Jul Y11 – 12 Sat 7 & Sun 8 Sep • Winners announced in Sep (be sure to check our website)

• FREE poem recordings downloadable from our website. • Great prizes to be won!! Le Prix AFX Student Exchange / 5-week trip to France (BEST Year 12 participant) Le Prix Alliance Française de Melbourne (*) / AFM course for 1 term & one VCE Immersion weekend in Portsea (BEST Year 11 participant)

27 jun

Will Marshall Year 11 winner 2012 For further details please visit our website or contact Kellee Lewis, competition coordinator on 9525 3463 or With the support of:

*this prize replaces Le Prix La Perouse

Book launch thu

“my fondest memory of the BMC is meeting lots of other students who are passionate about French”

Book presentation

Jetlag Stories Australie presented by Sophie Marozeau, publisher of Emue FREE ENTRY


Jetlag Stories Australie is a new collection of 12 short stories written in French. Come and discover strong, humorous and poetic texts and meet some of the authors.


10 aug

The Promise, the town that never forgets by Derek Guille



During the 1st World War, Australian soldiers fought in a French village called Villers-Bretonneux. Come and hear about the moving story that inspired the author to write this book.

Advanced online booking essential as places are limited at or by telephone on 9525 3463

courses for adults


courses for Adults 5% off when re-enrolling before Term 2 & Express A: 24 Jun Express B: 12 Aug




15 22 jul sep to


2 hours a week over 10 weeks

20 18 Express jul aug

Courses A

Express 24 22 sep


Courses B

4 hours a week over 5 weeks

These courses are very popular as we offer a wide choice of days and times. Classes may take place in the morning from 10.00am, in the evening from 6.00pm or at night from 8.00pm.

These courses, held on the weekend only, from 9.30am on Saturday mornings or 1.30pm on Sunday afternoons are perfect for students who have limited time during the week and who wish to cover the content at a faster pace.

All levels offered!

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courses for adults


“After working for the Délégation générale de l’Alliance française in the United States, I spent two years in Rodrigues (Mauritius) as the local Alliance française coordinator. Since then, I have moved to Melbourne, where I have been working both as a French tutor at Monash University and as a French teacher at Alliance française de Melbourne where I teach to both complete beginners and advanced students. With the latter group, we work on polishing language skills

through discussion of current affairs. I am passionate about the relationship between a language and the culture it mirrors. Because of this, it seemed only natural to me to join both the language and cultural teaching teams here at the Alliance française de Melbourne! I am looking forward seeing you soon, either in class or during one of our great cultural events!” Celestine, teacher at Alliance francaise de Melbourne

Placement test for our Discovery, Intermediate, Advanced and Special Courses! At Alliance française de Melbourne, every student can find the right course depending on their level and interest. Except for complete beginners, who are invited to enrol in one of the A1.1 courses, every other student

must take a placement test prior to enrolling. It does not take long and it is vital to help our tutors find the perfect course for you! Term 3 timetable and placement test are available online at:


18 jul Entry free

Trivia Night

Special Bastille Day From 8.15pm

Come and test your knowledge of the French-speaking world in a fun evening to celebrate Bastille Day. Bring your friends along to be your teammates, or make new friends on teams that we create for you on the night. Great prizes for the winners and the chance to proclaim

At Alliance Française

yourselves kings or queens of the Trivia!. All French levels welcome (questions will be both in French and English) Register your team or yourself prior to Thursday 11 July by contacting Celine at or by calling us on 9525 3463

jeudi jazzy / melbourne salon


Jeudi Jazzy thu

01 aug

The New Impromptu Quartet $30



AFM Members or students

Alexander Nettelbeck: piano Rene Tessmer: double bass Mikey Chan: guitar Keith Pereira: drums Lazaro Ernesto Pompa: trumpet


guitarist Mikey Chan and drummer Keith Pereira. Formed by Alexander Nettelbeck in 2007, the New Impromptu Quartet has performed frequently in Melbourne and Sydney. The New Impromptu Quartet edition 2013 welcomes exciting newcomer to the Melbourne jazz scene, from Cuba, on trumpet , Lazaro Ernesto Numa

Following recent tours of Europe, Melbourne-based pianist Alexander Nettelbeck joins with double bassist and originally from Austria, Rene Tessmer,

Pompa. Exploring a world of styles and influences the ensemble highlights their own original material and standards with a fresh and open musical approach. Advanced online bookings essential as places are limited: or 9525 3463

melbourne salon wed

24 jul


City of Love and Terre Sauvage French Dreams, Australian Dreams

charge payable on the night (includes cheese and wine) – cash only please

At the same time, the French have long had a fascination with the ‘terre sauvage’ and the ‘indigènes’. These ideas shape the journeys of French visitors who are fascinated by Aboriginal culture and art. This illustrated talk explores those dreams and the dreamers, from the north and from the south.

A powerful Australian dream is that of being ‘lost in France’ and experiencing the ‘city of love’: the dream of writers who become ‘almost French’. For Sarah Turnbull, leaving Paris was never going to be easy. But it helps when your next destination is known as paradise on earth.

RMIT Brandmark

Clear space & Minimum size

Bookings essential as places are limited: RMIT Brandmark The RMIT Brandmark is the key identifier of the university. The RMIT Brandmark is formed by two key elements: - the RMIT Wordmark - the RMIT Symbol

The relationship between these two elements is fixed and should never be separated or used as individual elements. It is essential that the brandmark is always reproduced from the digital art files supplied.

RMIT Symbol

Clear space The RMIT brandmark needs to be surrounded by an area of uninterrupted clear space to allow it to remain prominent on all communications. Clear space is the non-print area surrounding the brandmark. A basic formula had been used to calculate the minimum ‘clear space’– this can be used to determine clear space for the brandmark at any size. No other graphic elements (such as photography or typography) should appear within this zone. Wherever

RMIT Wordmark

Full Colour Positive version on a white background

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7.00pm to 9.00pm

Stephen Alomes is Adjunct Professor in Global Studies at RMIT University and Vice President of ISFAR. Sarah Turnbull* is the author of the international bestseller Almost French. Her latest book is All Good Things. Elaine Lewis founded the Australian Bookshop in Paris in 1996 and is co-editor of the ISFAR journal Explorations.

courses for high school students


courses for High shool students Term 3



15 22 jul sep to

5% off when re-enrolling before 24 Jun Term 3 is often a critical term for high school students: the final sprint before the end-ofyear exam and assessment! Students can go through a lot of stress. Getting a bit of extra help is often required and appreciated—and our students find it comforting being able to rely on our teachers to address their needs and answer their French language questions. With a maximum “I’ve always been passionate about working with teenagers. That’s why after completing my studies in Mauritius, I decided to become a French teacher at high school—which I have enjoyed for four years. I love

of 16 students in each class, students can be assured they receive the special attention they need! Term 3 courses will start July 15. For more information about high school students courses and timetable, go to Online enrolments will be open until Sunday 28 July. Don’t miss out!

wished to renew the experience and began to teach French as a second language to high school students. The Alliance francaise of Melbourne offered me the perfect environment to continue my passion. Not

I love the rewarding challenge of working with teens the rewarding challenge of working with teens since at this age, they are developing a sense of identity, values, self-worth and aspirations. Working with these young people requires patience and creativity to both capture and hold their personal interest! When I came to Australia, I

surprisingly, I was pleased to look for original activities that would tease students’ curiosity about French language and culture, as well as broaden their perspective. What I really love is to build students’ conversational confidence using role-plays, tongue twisters, poems and

songs. It’s definitely gratifying to be part of a student’s goal achievement in learning French and to motivate them. And who knows--maybe I will teach their kids someday!” Geraldine, teacher at Alliance Francaise de Melbourne



Celebrate the 100th edition of the

tour de france thu


18 31 jul aug to

The Alliance Française de Melbourne is proud to support the photographic exhibition “Celebrate the

a stunning photographic exhibition Entry free

at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

100th edition of the Tour de France”. Comprising of more than 60 photos, this touring exhibition (Paris-Sydney-Melbourne) captures the emotion and the endeavour of the world’s biggest cycling race from the black and white 1903 images of charming towns thronged with spectators, to the colourful blur images of today’s sprinters. This year’s centenary 3,479km Tour will visit Corsica for the first time.

Starting on 29 June, it will culminate, 21 days later on the Champs-Élysées, following a gruelling double ascent of Alpe d’Huez. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is known as Melbourne’s Hotel for the Arts and takes pride in featuring exhibitions of high quality artwork in its three major public gallery spaces. The visit to Australia is sponsored by Le Coq Sportif, Atout France, and SBS.

Atomik Circus By the Circus School of New Caledonia wed


19 22 jun jun

Gasworks Theatre


Atomik Circus, an off-the-wall circus and physical theatre extravaganza featuring a team of learned maniacs! Following an acclaimed tour in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, Atomik Circus tells the story of eight young and crazy scientists and their experiences creating the maddest circus on earth. Brilliantly clever and wildly funny, the show is dramatised circus at its best, with

the action unfolding through a series of versatile numbers including aerial daring with ring, silks and static trapeze, balancing acts with globes and unicycle, juggling with clubs, cigar tins and diabolos and plenty of acrobatics. The eight emerging artists aged between 15 and 18 years old combine technical and artistic feats with impressive physical prowess. Don’t miss this high octane show full of young energy! Tickets and info at:

courses for children


Courses for children The younger, the better!

Give your child the opportunity to expand his/her mind: at the Alliance française de Melbourne classes are on offer for children from 3 to 11 years old and for all proficiencies “Children are full of enthusiasm and curiosity. I find being around them so enjoyable! I like to make learning fun and easy. Playtime is important, where we can immerse the children in the French language in a natural way. Being receptive and associating French words with their feelings is essential. Emotions have powerful impacts on our memory. Children will learn best by using all of their senses, through exciting activities such as singing, dancing,

cooking and drawing. I have children of my own growing up bilingual, and I am a strong supporter of learning a foreign language at an early age. It opens childrens’ minds to different cultures and languages. Children can absorb so much—and benefits include developing linguistic, cognitive and creative abilities. I have studied linguistics and teaching French as a foreign language, and have taught in a primary school and at the Alliance française in California, USA, where I enjoyed

Term 3

teaching adults just as much as children. We are all big children, after all!” Christelle, teacher at Alliance francaise de Melbourne



15 22 jul sep to

5% off when re-enrolling before 24 Jun For the last 2 years, a growing interest in language classes for children and after-school workshops has emerged in Melbourne, and more and more toddlers and

youngsters are joining our courses. Give your child the same opportunity and enrol them today for the next session! Timetable available at

private tuition


Private tuition “I’ve been teaching French as a foreign language at the Alliance Française de Melbourne for four months now. I really enjoy it. I wake up every morning feeling happy to go to work. At the beginning I was not destined to teach French. In France, I studied for a MA in English Literature and Art in Lyon, intending to become an English professor at university. However, things didn’t go according to plan! I spent a year in an American university as a French Language Assistant and realised I really liked teaching my mother tongue and sharing

Customise your course: start anytime and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalised instruction!



French culture with students. I love teaching private tuition classes because these oneto-one sessions allow me to be more receptive to my students’ needs. I can really get a sense of what they want to work on and adjust my teaching style and content accordingly. I encourage them to tell me what their goals and interests are and we decide on the contents of the classes together. Each student is unique and has specific needs. Private tuition is a fantastic way of taking that specificity into account and provide the most appropriate course for




each person. One-to-one sessions are also less formal than proper classes. The relationship I have with my students feels more special. I know some of them quite well now and meeting them for a class often feels like meeting a friend.” Anne-Sophie, private tutor and intern at Alliance Francaise de Melbourne For more info and to organise private tuition, please contact Elise Froumson at or call us on 9525 3463. You can also buy private tuition online:

Ciné Club / dinner in french


Ciné club $24 Full/$21 Members


26 jun


Love Me If You Dare

2003 (93 mins). Written/ directed by Yann Samuell and starring Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard...

Alliance Française

Watch a French movie while enjoying some French cheeses and wine, then take part in a discussion (in French or English depending on participants on the night). All films are in French with English subtitles


31 jul


The Monk

2011 (101 mins) directed by Dominik Moll and starring Vincent Cassel, Deborah François, Sergi Lopez...



The Prey

2011 (102 mins). Directed by Eric Valette, starring Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglion...

Online advanced bookings essential at:

Dinner in 15 French thu


Join us for our next Dinner in French on Thursday 15 August! For more info, please call us on 9525 3463 or visit “Our last Dinner in French was at Kamel’s. The food and the atmosphere were amazing! These dinners are an opportunity to converse with a great crowd of French speakers. People with all levels of French chat away while enjoying some wine and gourmet meals. The guests came from

many different backgrounds but were all united by their interest in the French language. I enjoyed meeting and talking to each of them. It was very enriching and we had a lot of fun! In such good company, time went by quite fast. After two hours, most of us didn’t want to stop there! Some guests

exchanged phone numbers and planned on seeing each other again. Others decided to join a casual conversation group I am currently hosting at the Alliance. So you see, dinners in French are about much more than just dinner!” Anne-Sophie, host of the last Dinner in French

Photography Competition


Truck driver (Aiden’s father)

Jobs of the Worlds Photography Competition. A winner from Melbourne!

Aiden Morse From September 2012 to January 2013 the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris ran the photo competition “Métiers du monde” (Jobs of the World) in 167 Alliances Françaises across 74 countries of the 5 continents. Candidates had to take 2 photos of working people of their choice. The goal was to show men and women in the extraordinary diversity of the jobs worldwide, in the beauty as well as the hardness of their daily occupations. This photo competition was also the opportunity to highlight singular jobs bound to traditions and have a look at their evolution.

After a first local selection, the jury of the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne nominated Aiden Morse as their laureate. His work was then selected by the Fondation Alliance Française’s jury, chaired by photographer, Françoise Huguier, amongst 20 plus other finalist winners at the international level. His two photos will be exhibited at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from 11 to 30 June 2013 and then at the Fondation Alliance Française from 10 to 31 July 2013.

ABOUT AIDEN MORSE Aiden was born in 1994, in Tasmania. He is currently studying in Melbourne in his first year of a Bachelor of Arts at RMIT. For his two pictures he was inspired by old sci-fi movies and worked with what he had, a few slide projectors and a fog machine.

Photography Competition


How and when did you start photography? I’ve always been interested in art, but I first began taking pictures in grade 8, when I was about 15. I started because I loved the digital process, Photoshop and all that. Initially I was more interested in image manipulation than photography, but photography eventually became my main focus. How would you describe your style? Eclectic? I wouldn’t say that I have one set style. Lately, I’ve been playing with still life that is vastly different to the work you’ll see in Jobs of the World. Having recently moved into a small apartment, I’ve had to change

the way I take pictures. I’ve been looking towards Freud’s theories on the uncanny and Dadaist readymade for inspiration. What is your favourite subject to photography? Interiors, and the objects found inside them. I love exploring domestic spaces. People’s homes are very interesting to me. Which message do you want to convey in your pictures? I like pictures that will make the audience uncomfortable, pictures that simultaneously attract and repulse.

focusing on getting through school, I’m not sure where I will go from there, but I’ll figure it out as it happens. And a final question: how do you feel knowing that your photos will be exhibited in Paris and also maybe in other Alliances Françaises around the world? Did you think you would be part of the final selection? I had no idea, and it’s all very exciting to be a part of an international exhibition. I’d like to thank my girlfriend, Anna, for letting me know about the competition, it’s fantastic that she’s looking out for me!

What are your future study plans and carrier projects? At the moment, I’m just Hairdresser (Aiden’s mother)





20 20 aug sep to

ANNETTE BROADFOOT FRED FOWLER ANNIKA KOOPS ANDREW TRELOAR Each year in November since 2003, the Alliance Française de Melbourne (AFM) awards some of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduate students the ‘Alli-

ance Française Award’. This award consists of a group exhibition at the Alliance Française’s Eildon Gallery the following year. The selection is never an easy task but always a real pleasure. Wandering through the many corridors, rooms and buildings of the Graduate and Master Exhibitions to ensure we view all the works, and as always engrossed in the talent, creativity and innovation that

emanate from the school, we finally selected four outstanding artists: Annika Koops (Master of Fine Art) and Annette Broadfoot, Fred Fowler and Andrew Treloar (Master of Contemporary Art). All four artists work with various art practices and subjects and we are proud to open the doors of our gallery to them for their group show from 20 August to 20 September.

Annette Broadfoot Born in country Victoria, Annette currently enjoys living across Melbourne and Sydney. Her ancestry is French Canadian (Quebec). Annette enjoyed an extensive international consulting career over twenty years, presenting to large corporations, while living in London and New York before changing her career towards the art world. She completed her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victoria College of the Arts (VCA), at the University of Melbourne, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts at VCA and a Diploma of Visual Arts at Victoria University. Annette has participated in private, solo and com-

munity exhibitions in both Melbourne and Sydney. The relation between art and human condition are a constant enquiry. My aim is to create visionary and profound statements that comment on the emotive human condition by provoking the viewer to illicit their own private emotional enquiry of their own “space and boundaries”. My works pursue an automatist technique of spontaneous happenings and displays of random stains. Each image is a fragment of a stain. - This is how we see things; how we remember what we don’t fully understand. Creation is always cumulative, developing in an

intuitive way. “It depends on those who pass, whether I am a tomb or treasure Whether I speak or am silent, the choice is yours alone. Friend, do not enter without desire.” (Paul Valery)

exhibition children


FRED FOWLER Fred Fowler is a Melbourne based artist specialising in painting, sculpture and printmaking. Fred has a long and esteemed history in Melbourne’s graffiti and street art culture. A number of his earlier stencil works formed a part of the Space Invaders exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, in October 2011. Fred’s first major exhibition was his 2001 debut ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’, held at the former A.R.T Gallery Eden in Collins Street, Melbourne. This exhibition was described in the new McCulloch Encyclopedia of Australian Art as “one of the first private gal-

lery exhibitions in Melbourne by a graffiti artist”. In 2011, following a year living in Paris, Fred commenced his Postgraduate studies in visual art at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2012 Fred completed the Master of Contemporary Art degree, and in recognition of the work completed during this degree, was selected as the recipient of the 2012 National Gallery of Victoria’s Women’s Association Award for excellence. Between 2001 and 2012, Fred has participated in a number of solo and joint exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney. Fowler’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia

collection, as well as in private collections in Australia and overseas.

ANNIKA KOOPS She is represented by Nellie Castan Gallery Melbourne and Bett Gallery Hobart. Annika Koops is an artist currently living and working in Melbourne Australia. She has been invited to participate in a number of International exhibitions such as the Inaugural Bristol Biennial and the Project(or) Exhibition Rotterdam as well as having exhibited at a range of public institutions, artist run spaces and private galleries nationally. Annika has been

the recipient of a number of significant grants and prizes including the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship in 2007, Australia Council New work grant and an Australian Postgraduate Award. She has undertaken National and International residencies as well as having work in significant Australian public collections such as Art Bank and MONA Hobart.

Annika Koops’ work explores the impact of networked technologies upon human relations and the formation of self. By exploring new representational paradigms involved in the intertwining of painting, photography and digitally generated imagery, her work reflects upon the break down of barriers between physical and virtual space and its psychological implications.



Andrew Treloar Since making a high school choice between art and fashion, it was perhaps inevitable that a question would remain ‘what if the other path had been taken?’ This interest gained momentum in 2005 during a life-drawing workshop at the scout hall in Byron Bay. Regular drawing classes followed, in a small tutored group in Hawthorn with Michelle Caithness. Andrew has been pursuing his art practice through

study at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music since 2010, and has participated in various group shows. His first solo exhibition was at Kings ARI. He has won a number of awards and grants including the Mary and Lou Senini Award at McClelland Gallery and the Fiona Myer Award. Andrew Treloar works in transit between disciplines known as fashion design and contemporary art. Currently,

his major project uses movement as a methodology to make installations, which offer the viewer a series of propositions to negotiate. He seeks to locate the persona using objects and images found in fashion, sport and dance. Materiality, anamorphism and extreme-scale aim to function in Andrew’s practice to imbricate the viewer with the work. Andrew Treloar is currently studying 1st year of his Master of Fine Arts in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne.

MOVING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE: THE FILMS OF CHANTAL AKERMAN August 21 – September 4 Personal. Political. Experimental. One of the most important directors of her generation. Specially imported season featuring Akerman’s feminist classic, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), screening August 28.

violette fund / venue children hire



Building Maintenance Fund

“The Violette Fund is named in honour of Jean-Marie Violette (1944--2008), a long-time administrator and very generous benefactor of the Alliance Française of Melbourne. “The Fund was created in 2011 to help finance the significant costs of maintaining Eildon Mansion, the magnificent heritage home of the Melbourne Alliance. “All donations to the Fund over $2.00 are 100% tax deductible.


Functions & Meetings The Alliance Française de Melbourne is housed in Eildon Mansion, a property listed by Heritage Victoria and one of the oldest in St Kilda. The original central section named Barham House at the time was built in 1850. It was completely

“You can help us by donating to the Fund. Buy one of the Violette Fund badges available at the reception desk ($5.00), or make a donation online at: or by calling Alliance Française de Melbourne on 9525 3463. “Your donations will help us to keep our wonderful home in top condition.”

remodelled and extended with two wings in 1871 when pastoralist John Lang Currie purchased the property. The mansion named Eildon in 1877 has retained extensive original internal features. Various spaces are available for hire for corporate functions, wedding ceremonies, private functions and meetings. For further information, please contact Francoise Libotte at

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Alliance Magazine Jun-Jul-Aug 2013  

Fête de la musique, Term 3 French Courses, Winter Intensive Courses, 2012 VCA Graduates exhibition, Bastille Day Party and so on at the Alli...

Alliance Magazine Jun-Jul-Aug 2013  

Fête de la musique, Term 3 French Courses, Winter Intensive Courses, 2012 VCA Graduates exhibition, Bastille Day Party and so on at the Alli...