Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming soon to the National Wool Museum

Now You See Us

15 February - 26 April 2020

Geelong artist Dr. Mary-Jane Walker, artist is residence, takes over the National Wool Museum with her 'vegan' paper taxidermy.

We live in the global era of the Anthropocene, where in this ‘age of man’ our species is having an overwhelming influence on our planet and its wildlife.

These paper taxidermy sculptures are just some examples of the 84 species of threatened birds whose habitat is the City of Greater Geelong.

The School of Lost Arts’ Director, Dr. Mary-Jane Walker, together with fellow artists Jen Tostevin and Rob Cutler, started this project to highlight the scale of the current global threat to our local wildlife and what we can do about it.

The focus of the project is a positive one; it offers a call to action. It is about making you think how you can support this vital issue through your own research and conservation efforts. It also highlights the activities the National Wool Museum, City of Greater Geelong and other local authorities are doing in the conservation of native bird habitats (for example, revegetation of the Barwon River with native species).

The time to save these beautiful species is now.

Spend time with the artist

Mary-Jane will be in action at the National Wool Museum each week on:

Tuesdays:   from 11:00am to 2:00pm 
Thursdays: from 1:00pm to 4:00pm 
Saturdays: from 11:00am to 2:00pm 

And at various times during the Nature Forum.

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Entry to Now You See Us is included with your entry fee.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 11 February 2020