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Culture Up Late: How We Connect

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Australian Museum

1 William St

Sydney, NSW 2010

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A provocation for the curious, Culture Up Late turns the museum inside out. With VR experiences, short and sweet tours, hands-on workshops, live music and performances, enjoy a mid-week diversion with a bit of a difference. It’s also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the latest exhibitions, during its quieter moments, wandering about with a glass of wine in hand.

JAN 31: HOW WE CONNECT

In a screen-saturated world where time and eye contact are in short supply here's a chance to tune into your own biology and expand your mind, as you explore the threads of connection that run through culture, science, environment and more. From bespoke tours to original musical compositions, from scientific demos to one-on-one performances, you are invited to forge new connections.

• Live Music: Liz Martin
Evocative and alluring, Liz Martin’s tender ballads, sophisticated pop and instrumentals sit in a sweet spot at the intersection of jazz, pop and folk, all tied together with her soaring voice and sensational musicianship.

7pm, 8pm

• Let’s Make Love: Jen Jamieson
Create oxytocin—aka the ‘love hormone’—in an intimate one-on-one performance with Perth theatre-maker Jen Jamieson that is driven by adventure, touch and trust.
Let’s Make Love contains adult themes , requires a small amount of walking and physical contact. Recommended for ages 16+. Tactile & Kinesthetic Tours available upon request.

• Tall Tales and True:
Have the last word as two “experts” give you differing interpretations of Australian Museum collection objects. Credible? Doubtful? Outrageous? You decide.
5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm. Portable hearing loop available.

• Conservatorium Compositions
Short, original musical compositions by Sydney Conservatorium of Music students, inspired by the Australian Museum’s exhibitions.
Alexis Weaver: 5:40pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 8:40pm
Josh Winestock: 5:20pm, 7:20pm
Henry Hulme: 6:20pm, 8:20pm

• Weaving and Yarning with Aunty Karleen Green
Have a yarn while making your own creations using traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques.

• Drawing Frogs with Riona Tindal
Drop in for a natural history illustration workshop led by artist Riona Tindal, focusing on the vast array of frogs in Australia, and learn about the AM's citizen science project Frog ID. All levels of drawing ability are welcome. All materials and instructions are provided. Auslan interpreted.

• Virtual Reality: Chasing Coral

Coral bleaching is one of the most visible effects of climate change. See the changes to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes in this VR experience: immerse yourself in the underwater seascape of the Great Barrier Reef before it disappears.

Please note VR is a high-sensory experience and may not be suitable for everyone. If you have any doubt about whether you are suitable for VR, please exercise your discretion.

• Touch Tables
Australian Museum’s knowledgeable volunteers open our collections to you in these intimate, personal and tactile interactions. Touch as much as you want, ask all the questions you can think of, learn something new!

• Spot Tours
Connect with our collection through the eyes of Australian Museum Staff. Go on an adventure through selected exhibits and experience the personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, informal tours.
Portable hearing loop available.

Adorned
Work with our Aboriginal staff to create your very own jewellery with natural materials.

• 3D Science and Technology
Get up close and personal with the scientists at the forefront of 3D scanning and printing technologies and how they are used by Museums for research, conservation and education.

• Magnificent Minerals with Mel Murray
How long does it take to form a diamond? Why are rubies red? What habits to crystals have and can they be broken? Discover the pedigree of perfection with Earth scientist Melissa Murray as she delves into the mysteries of magnificent minerals from one of the top 10 minerals collections in the world.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
Tickets include free access to the entire museum, including temporary exhibition Mammoths - Giant of the Ice Age

Culture Up Late runs Wednesday nights January 24 to March 14. Check this page for line-ups of other nights in the series.

Open to all. Recommended for adults and youth 13 and up. Bookings essential. Tickets available at the door subject to availability.

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