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 abilty 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)
Image by Arwen Dyer "Moonlit Mountain"
Celestial reflections in Dove Lake near Cradle Mountain, Tasmaina
2018 DAVID MALIN AWARDS:
WINNING SKY PHOTOS
Opens 9th August - November 2019
See spectacular, award-winning photographs of the night sky from the last 12 months as judged by world-renowned astro-photographer Dr David Malin. The images are an inspiration and tribute to the science of space. The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky.
A Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences traveling exhibition.
Awards presented by the Central West Astronomical Society for AstroFest, Parkes NSW
Supported by Cannon Australia and CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility
Sarah Reeves, Science Curator (MAAS), Sydney, will present talks on Tuesday 14th August as part of our Science Week program.
TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day during 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
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
FROM OCTOBER - APRIL
3PM - 7PM
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
SHAKESPEARE BY THE POND
17th January 2020
This summer Essential Theatre proudly presents Shakespeare’s famous tragedy - Macbeth.
“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (Act 1 Sc 1)
The cast of 8 professional actors will take you on the thrilling and dark journey that is Macbeth.
Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, and encouraged by his power hungry wife, Macbeth will do anything to be King. He is quickly lead into a nightmarish world of evil and deceit as he tries to murder his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s rousing tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, stunning language, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters.
Bring a picnic rug and gather your friends and family for a dramatic outdoor theatre treat.
Doors open at 6pm, performance start time 7pm.
2 Acts with 20 minute interval.
TICKETS / BOOK HERE : South Coast Tickets
Macbeth is an outdoor performance.
In the event of rain you will be notified of a change of venue.
Exhibition opens 7th December 2019 - 3rd March 2020
The artist’s empathy with the natural world finds expression in works of exquisite detail and mystery, from charcoal and mixed-media sketches and drawings to paintings, prints and sculptures. These are made from things seen, felt, gathered – or gifted – on the rural property where she has lived for fifteen years. Hers are poetic works, at times disturbing, elegiac, but always pleasing to the eye.