The National Wool Museum – Whats On
Posted 10 January 2019
The National Wool Museum’s current exhibitions showcase incredibly talented artists who have produced highly engaging exhibits for all ages.
Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object
14 September 2018 to 29 January 2019
An Australian premiere exhibition showcasing spectacular design, exceptional works and authentic practice from eleven masters of contemporary Australian goldsmithing, silversmithing and enamelling.
Guest curated by the award winning Gold and Silversmith, Victoria Edgar; revealing the exquisite artistry and contemporary craftsmanship in jewellery making in Australia today.
Youth Workshop: Block Printing
23 January 2019, 1.30-4.30pm
Participants will learn basic relief printing techniques – creating their own EZ Carve block stamp from design to carving to printing with each student leaving the workshop with a finished tote, reusable stamp and info on how to keep printing at home.
Additional printing surfaces can be brought to class.
The Year of Knots
25 Janurary 2019, 1.30-3.30pm
Bary Smith; a local artisan and knot expert has undertaken a 365 day journey to tie a new knot every day. The National Wool Museum will showcase all 363 knots in a special installation.
On the 25th of January, Barry will tie his final knot and host a special knot tying workshop, where you can pop in and learn new knots.
Sand in the City
15 December 2018 to 19 May 2019
Calling all beachcombers…
This summer, the beach comes to the National Wool Museum with Sand in the City – a playful, sand-filled, interactive installation exploring Geelong and the Surf Coast’s legendary beaches.
Sand in the City is all about creativity, fun and play, with two ‘hands-in’ augmented reality sandboxes, a giant 2 metre high sandcastle, and models of some of the coastline’s much-loved landmarks, created by LEGO® certified builder Ryan McNaught set to entertain kids for hours.
Surrounding the interactive displays are stories and snapshots of Geelong and the Surf Coast’s shimmering coastline, with a captivating film from local documentary maker Glenn Hurst, a 3D Mural by Melbourne artist, Scott Jansen, plus Geelong’s famous bollards made from LEGO® and a relaxing reading space illustrated by much loved Australian author, Allison Lester, which will provide moments of calm, in amongst all the excitement!
Sand in the City is a not to be missed summer experience, which will reveal the diversity and varied ways in which Australians identify with and experience the beach.