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Indigenous artist in residence Paul Bong

Thursday 18 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 18 February and Friday 19 February), renowned Indigenous artist Paul Bong will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as he creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Indigenous artist in residence Paul Bong

Friday 19 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 18 February and Friday 19 February), renowned Indigenous artist Paul Bong will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as he creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Supper and Encounters night tour

Friday 19 February 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for an exceptional supper club experience in our waterfront cafe.

Enjoy a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines, an exclusive after-hours tour of Encounters and a 20% discount on the exhibition catalogue!

Cost: $105 per person
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite
Please note booking fees apply

Ink and Press, print press workshop

Saturday 20 February 2016, 9:30am to 3:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

Paul Bong, esteemed artist from North Queensland and Yidinji man, will tell his engaging stories through ink and press.

This workshop is a great introduction to printing processes. Under Paul’s guidance you will learn how to incorporate traditional designs while using modern art techniques as you create your own etching and screen print.

This is a full-day workshop held offsite at Megalo Print Studio in Kingston.

Cost: Adults $115, concessions $100, Full Friends membership $95 (includes etching and printing materials) – please note that lunch is not included in your ticket price.
Bookings are essential, via the Eventbrite website. Please note booking fees apply.
Megalo Print Studio, 21 Wentworth Street, Kingston ACT 2604

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Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Veronica Jordan in residence

Thursday 25 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February), renowned Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Ronnie Jordan will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artists and watch as they create a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Curator talks

Thursday 25 February 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join one of our curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of Encounters. Each tour lasts 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Tickets available online through Eventbrite (please note booking fees apply) or at the Information Desk in the Main Hall

Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Veronica Jordan in residence

Friday 26 February 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 25 February and Friday 26 February), renowned Indigenous artists Tyronne Bell and Ronnie Jordan will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artists and watch as they create a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Traditional Doll making workshop

Saturday 27 February 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

Enjoy a youthful reminiscence.

Central Queensland Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan will teach you the processes involved in traditional doll making. Using both traditional and modern materials, you will be taught weaving skills to create your own Kalkadoon-inspired doll or animal.

Cost: Adults $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes all materials and safety equipment)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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Thunderstone tool making workshop

Saturday 27 February 2016, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

A fascinating workshop in which you will be able to make a variety of traditionally inspired stone pieces, hosted by local Ngunawal man Tyronne Bell.

This workshop will give you a rare insight into the history and culture of traditional stone tool making. Learn how these tools were created and why they were such an important part of everyday life for the Ngunawal people.

Cost: Adults $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes all materials and safety equipment)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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Indigenous artist Kylie Caldwell in residence

Thursday 3 March 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 3 March and Friday 4 March), renowned Indigenous artist Kylie Caldwell will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as she creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Indigenous artist Kylie Caldwell in residence

Friday 4 March 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 3 March and Friday 4 March), renowned Indigenous artist Kylie Caldwell will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as she creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Weave Couture workshop

Saturday 5 March 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

Designed to inspire your thinking and imagination.

This workshop run by Kylie Caldwell explores Bundjalung weaving traditions and fibre preparation to provide you with the knowledge you will need to create your own contemporary woven accessories such as earrings, necklace and headpieces.

Adult $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes weaving materials)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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Supper and Encounters night tour

Saturday 5 March 2016, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for an exceptional supper club experience in our waterfront cafe.

Enjoy a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines, an exclusive after-hours tour of Encounters and a 20% discount on the exhibition catalogue!

Cost: $105 per person
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite
Please note booking fees apply

Curator talks

Sunday 6 March 2016, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join one of our curators for a behind-the-scenes tour of Encounters. Each tour lasts 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Tickets available online through Eventbrite (please note booking fees apply) or at the Information Desk in the Main Hall.

Indigenous artist Eileen Alberts in residence

Thursday 10 March 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 10 March and Friday 11 March), renowned Indigenous artist Eileen Alberts will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as she creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Indigenous artist Eileen Alberts in residence

Friday 11 March 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

For two days (Thursday 10 March and Friday 11 March), renowned Indigenous artist Eileen Alberts will take up residence in the Museum’s Main Hall. This is your chance to meet the artist and watch as she creates a masterpiece.

Free
Main Hall

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Friends welcome tour

New Members' Welcome Tour

Saturday 12 March 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Museum Friends program

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to meet Friends staff, share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided Museum tour.

Highlights tour of the Museum galleries.
FREE. Limited numbers
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website, by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Meet in the Friends Lounge

Gorgeous Gunditjmara

Saturday 12 March 2016, 11:00am to 11:00am

Mullingarri Meddhung – Indigenous Artists in Residence

South-west Victoria and Gunditjmara elder Eileen Alberts will discuss the disappearing tradition of eel basket weaving. She will teach you the skills, knowledge and culture of a weaving practice that is more than 6000 years old. 

During this hands-on workshop you will use natural materials to create your own weaving under the guidance of Eileen.

Please note this is workshop is for female participants only.

Cost: Adult $50, concessions $45, Full Friends membership $40 (includes all weaving materials)
Bookings are essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.
Garden of Australian Dreams, National Museum of Australia

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Encounters conference

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 9:00am to 5:00pm

New Encounters: Communities, Collections and Museums

A range of Australian and international speakers will explore how Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas are reconnecting with cultural collections and re-imagining their ongoing relationships with them.

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 March
Costs apply
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite. Booking fees apply.
Please note: this is a three-day conference

Public panel discussion

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This panel features high-profile speakers from the New Encounters conference.

Cost: Adult $15, concession $10
Full Friends membership $7.50
Bookings essential, online through Eventbrite. Please note booking fees apply.