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VERA HATTON GALLERY
This exhibition explores the Navigators who have shaped our world and the technology that enabled them to make it safely back again - mostly! There were spectacular ship-wrecks and events that made these some of the bravest or foolhardy men of their time. Perhaps William Bligh's ability to navigate a small open boat 7,000 kilometers to safety in Java with his men after the mutiny was shaped by his experiences sailing with Captain Cook, these stories and more
Come on a journey through time as we explore the people, the technology and the events over 4 centuries and see how exploration of space still utilises some of the same concepts.
The exhibition uses graphics, and objects from the museum's Halloran Collection.
Image of William Bligh (by John Webber c1776) used in the exhibition.
(The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra)
TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions.
Ask at the font desk on arrival.
The Museum hosts a range of arts based workshops during the school terms on site. These are organised and run by individual operators. If you are interested, please contact the Museum.
Phone 4441 - 5675
An Exhibition of work by ANNA GLYNN
OPENS: Opens 12 December
Promiscuous Provenance encourages a re-examining of our relationships with our colonial past. Anna Glynn is drawn to the work of early colonial artist, including John Hunter, the Port Jackson Painter, and George Raper. As artists seeing a new world of flora and fauna for the first time, their works illustrate the strangeness of this encounter; in his journal, Hunter describes the creatures he sees as coming about through a 'promiscuous intercourse between the different sexes of all these different animals'.
The artist Anna Glynn populates her own antipodean world with strange hybrid manifestations to invoke curiosity and wonder.
WEEKEND ART WORKSHOP
INTRODUCTION TO BIRD ILLUSTRATION
With Nature Artist: Peter Wale
SOLD OUT - WAITING LIST ONLY
30th and 31st January 2020
10am - 3.30pm
Situated in a beautiful nature reserve at the Museum this inspiring location is replete with a variety of Flora Fauna just waiting to be drawn and painted. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists this workshop will be delivered with practical demonstrations and one-on-one instruction using live specimens and/or photographs.
Discover the joy of drawing and painting birds in a supportive coaching environment.
Workshop Fee: $180
Enrol by Contacting Peter: m.0432 327 089
or Email : email@example.com
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
From October - April each year, enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon at our Twilight Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and listen to the music by the pond to while away the day.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music