January 2021

Waterhouse School Holiday Program

Draw! Recycle! Explore! ...with visual artist Fran Callen | 4 – 8 January 2021

Exploring Trace from the Ediacaran Era with Tanya Voges | 11 – 15 January 2021

3. Movement in the Museum with Alison Currie | 18 – 22 January 2021

More details below.

These school holidays there's plenty to see and do at the Museum! Be inspired by this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition and join us for a self-guided trail through the Museum or take part in four exciting makers workshops!

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Draw! Recycle! Explore!

with visual artist Fran Callen

Come and explore nature at the Museum through drawing and collage techniques with visual artist Fran Callen.

Take inspiration from scientific illustrations and artists from the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize to create your own experimental drawings on recycled packaging. See what you can create using pen, pencil, natural pigments you can find in your own backyard and collage. 

Dates: 4 - 8th January 2021

Sessions: 

  • 11am - 12pm

  • 1 - 2pm

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members

Age group: all ages

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Learning Space, Level 2 Biodiversity Gallery of South Australian Museum. Please make your way to the Learning Space where workshop facilitators will greet you.

Attendance: All galleries have mandated capacity limits which must be adhered to, including the Learning Space. For this reason we can accommodate a limited amount of guardians to be present with participants. Guardians are very welcome to stay close in the Biodiversity Gallery and observe from a distance.

Health and safety: To comply with mandatory contact tracing, please ensure you scan the QR code for a COVID SAfe Check-In on arrival. Please also observe social distancing, hygiene guidance, and use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.

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Exploring Trace from the Ediacaran Era

with Tanya Voges

Move your way around SAM's Ediacaran fossil collection in this dance and drawing workshop with dance artist Tanya Voges.

Are these trace fossils evidence of creatures that evolved from plants to early animal life? Let's use movement, drawing and clay to imagine how they moved! This playful workshop is an invitation to work with your curiosity, research creatively and delve deep into the past to find out more about South Australia's 550 million-year-old fossils.

Dates: 11th - 15th January 2021

Sessions:

  • 11am - 12pm: Ages 5 and up

  • 1 - 2pm: Ages 13 and up

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Learning Space, Level 2 Biodiversity Gallery of South Australian Museum. Please make your way to the Learning Space where workshop facilitators will greet you.

Attendance: All galleries have mandated capacity limits which must be adhered to, including the Learning Space. For this reason parents and guardians are asked to either grab a ticket for this workshop and join in too, or drop off children and come to collect at the end of the workshop. Guardians are very welcome to stay close in the Biodiversity Gallery.

Health and safety: To comply with mandatory contact tracing, please ensure you scan the QR code for a COVID SAfe Check-In on arrival. Please also observe social distancing, hygiene guidance, and use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.

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Movement in the Museum

with Alison Currie

What would it feel like to have wings? Imagine the possibilities in this movement workshop with dancer Alison Currie!

Imagine if you grew a tail... Or maybe some fins? And don't forget the fur! Join Alison to conjure your very own imagined creature through movement around the Museum's Biodiversity Gallery. 

*no dance experience required*

Dates: 18th - 22nd January 2021

Sessions: 11am - 12pm

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members

Age group: 5 - 12 years

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Learning Space, Level 2 Biodiversity Gallery of South Australian Museum. . Please make your way to the Learning Space where workshop facilitators will greet you.

Attendance: All galleries have mandated capacity limits which must be adhered to, including the Learning Space. For this reason parents and guardians are asked to stay close in the Biodiversity Gallery for the duration of the workshop while kids have fun in our adjoining Learning Space.

Health and safety: To comply with mandatory contact tracing, please ensure you scan the QR code for a COVID SAfe Check-In on arrival. Please also observe social distancing, hygiene guidance, and use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.

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Making about the Museum

Trail

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition invites artists to explore the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science in creative ways. Be inspired by the Waterhouse artists and interesting objects around the museum to make your own art! The trail is ideal for ages 5 – 12 and can be collected from the information desk at the Museum or download your own copy below.

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