DURING THIS PHASE OF THE PANDEMIC THE MUSEUM IS OPEN 11AM - 3PM
ON ARRIVAL YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN, OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING & ALL HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS
FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE 4441.5675 - $6 FIXED FEE - KIDS u16 FREE
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME.
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
Body Adornment in the Age of Overconsumption
An Exhibition by Ruth Downes
OPENS: SATURDAY 8th AUGUST - 26TH NOVEMBER 2020
Barely Wearable: Body Adornment in the Age of Overconsumption, explores waste and remnant in playful, stylish forms. Taking advantage of the excesses of our overconsumption and throwaway culture, Sydney artist, Ruth Downes creates intriguing wearable pieces that raise the question of what impact and value our garbage could really have.
With a background that includes design and public art, Ruth has an eye for pattern, shape and colour. Looking beyond the original purpose of the discarded objects and seeing instead the potential for a statement fashion piece, Ruth’s playful experiments allow the beauty and uniqueness of everyday, throwaway items to be realised.
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