The National Wool Museum re-opened its galleries to the public on Saturday 27 June.
After re-opening its shop in early June, the Moorabool Street venue is now allowed to welcome patrons to the galleries following the gradual easing of Victoria’s
Visitors will be able to
explore the museum and experience two exciting exhibitions - We The Makers,
a designer showcase featuring fashion designers from around the world; and Now
You See Us, featuring resident local artist Mary-Jane Walker.
Makers Design Festival – Designer’s Showcase features
21 unique creations from established creators and designers to first-time
makers. The ethical and environmentally conscious clothing garments are
showcased from local, interstate and international talent.
Mary-Jane Walker’s Now You
See Us focuses on the endangered birds of the Geelong region, recreated
through vegan paper taxidermy. It is a captivating exhibition that will leave
you in awe.
In order to showcase these two
wonderful exhibitions, the National Wool Museum has ensured COVID-19 safe
measures have been put into place in accordance with Victorian and Federal
of 20 visitors at any one time;
social distancing guidelines will be enforced, including in galleries and
sanitisers are placed throughout the museum;
will be through the Museum Shop only – visitors will be required to
register with contact details. This is to ensure entry and exit is managed
with maximum social distancing between groups;
Cafe will remain closed until further notice; and
- Hands-on making spaces and activities will not be
offered due to new sanitation safety procedures.
Digital viewing will be
available on www.wethemakers2020.com.au for those who wish to see the works but cannot attend.
If you are feeling unwell,
please refrain from visiting the museum.
Sullivan, Chair – Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio
The re-opening of the National
Wool Museum is a fantastic opportunity for our community to re-connect with
their creative side and experience wonderful exhibitions from local and
international makers. In light of the current
restrictions, this is an exciting step forward. I’m pleased to see the
community given the opportunity to enjoy the cultural and heritage experiences
that the museum has to offer in a safe way, whether that be by visiting the
museum in person, or perusing the digital exhibition online.
Museum Director, Padraic Fisher
We are thrilled to reopen our doors and welcome
visitors back to our Museum and Shop. Although our interactive activities will
remain closed the new We The Makers – Designer Showcase exhibition and
refurbished Fleece to Fabric Gallery are exciting new experiences for visitors.