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Makers at the Museum: In the trees - exhibition tour and jewellery workshop
Wed. 26 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm ACST
Makers at the Museum, our popular series of hands-on art workshops for adults, is back! Participants join Museum experts and leading artists for an evening of behind-the-scenes experiences, shared stories and an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get creative in one of Adelaide’s most inspiring settings.
When: Wednesday 26 April, 6pm – 9pm
Where: meet in the Museum foyer
Our new, immersive exhibition is all about Yolngu culture and yidaki (didjeridu). Explore the stringybark forest with Professor of Anthropology John Carty and learn about the role families (and termites!) play in the creation of the yidaki. After some wine and nibbles, Adelaide artist Alice Potter will lead us in a jewellery workshop inspired by all things timber and trees.
Professor John Carty is the Head of Anthropology at the South Australian Museum, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Adelaide. He has worked extensively with Aboriginal artists and custodians throughout Australia on books, exhibitions and community development programs. His core research has involved working with Aboriginal artists to bridge the divide between anthropology and art history. In recent years, John’s work – through research with the British Museum – has grown to focus on the cultural and cross-cultural history encompassed in objects in museum collections.
South Australian contemporary jeweller Alice Potter has worked with Gray Street Workshop, University of South Australia and Flinders Art Museum and Carclew Youth Arts. Alice currently works on her jewellery and object practice from her home studio, working also as Production Manager in the Metal Design Studio at JamFactory design + craftsmanship Inc. Her pieces are joyful and unique, often using found materials alongside precious metals.
Tickets: Museum Members $40/$45 per person includes a glass of wine on arrival and nibbles
Recommended for ages 15+
Makers at the Museum is proudly sponsored by Small Change Wines
Image: Alice Potter