Program bookings

Young Explorers: Making Music

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When: 10-13, 17-21 April
Where: meet in the front foyer
Times:10:15am and 11:15am

Free, but bookings essential. 

 Explore instruments from all around the world and join in the musical chorus!

 Please note: This program has been specially designed for children aged 3 to 5 years – if you are bringing an accompanying sibling less than 3 years of age, please care for your younger child to allow the older sibling to fully enjoy the program.

  

 April school holiday program: Arnhem Land adventure

April school holidays

When:  Monday 24 April – Friday 28 April (note limited programs on ANZAC Day public holiday, 25 April)

Where: throughout the Museum

During the April school holidays, kids are invited to explore Arnhem Land at the Museum! Get ready to journey to the Top End of Australia and discover to the music of the yidaki (didjeridu). Please see further down for programs that require bookings.

Recommended for ages 5-12

To download and view the school holiday program please click here.

The South Australian Museum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Minister for Education and Child Development towards the 2016/17 School Holiday program. 

 

 April School Holidays: Termite Talk 

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When: Mon 24, Wed 26 and Fri 28 of April
Where: Armoury Gallery (behind the Museum), level 1
 
Recommended for ages 5-12.
 
Lose yourself in the stringybark forest this school holidays at the South Australian Museum! Science Educator Mike Gemmel from the Discovery Centre talks about termites and the role they play in creating yidaki.
 

Please note that general access to the Armoury is via stairs. Lift access is available upon request however the lift does not accommodate large mobility scooters.

Photo by Alex Robertson.

 

April School Holidays: Yidaki Workshops

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When: Mon 24, Wed 26, Thurs 27 and Fri 28 of April
Where:  Pacific Cultures Gallery, level M 
 

Lose yourself in the stringybark forest this school holidays at the South Australian Museum! Learn the basics of the yidaki (didjeridu) from musician, teacher and Palawa man Ganga Giri.

Parents and carers should attend with their child but do not need to purchase a ticket themselves.

For questions and booking enquiries, please call 8207 7575 or email programs@samuseum.sa.gov.au

Photo of Kevin Dhurrkay by Alex Robertson, care of South Australian Museum.

 

Makers at the museum: in the trees – exhibition tour and jewellery workshop

Alice Potter

When: Wednesday 26 April, 6pm – 9pm

Where: meet in the Museum foyer 

Museum Members $40/$45 per person includes a glass of wine on arrival and nibbles

 

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 Senior Collection Manager Alice Beale and learn about the conservation work that went into the Yidaki exhibition. After some wine and nibbles, Adelaide artist Alice Potter will lead us in a jewellery workshop inspired by all things timber and trees.

 

Alice Beale is an anthropologist at the South Australian Museum. As Senior Collection Manager, Alice’s role is to oversee the on-going care of the Anthropology collections which includes objects from Australia and around the world. With the assistance of a team of Collection Managers, Alice ensures objects are available to source communities, researchers and the South Australian public through a variety of mediums, including exhibitions and publications.

 

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.

http://www.alicepotter.com/

Recommended for ages 15+

Makers at the Museum is proudly sponsored by Small Change Wines

Image: Alice Potter

 

Quirky History Tours

Museum front

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm and Sunday at 10.30am during the month of May

Where: meet in the front foyer

Free, but bookings essential 

What did the Museum do when the tiger’s stripes were fading? Or when the whale skeleton was losing its colour? Are there secret notes hidden inside one of the displays? Join our experienced guides to discover some of the quirky stories from the history of the South Australian Museum.

 

Young Explorers May: earth, fire, water

When: May 8th - 12th and 15th-19th (10.15am and 11.15am)

Where: meet in the Main foyer.

Free, but bookings essential 

Just like us, our ancestors needed water, food and warmth to survive. Hunt and gather your way through time as part of the History Festival.

Please note: This program has been specially designed for children aged 3 to 5 years – if you are bringing an accompanying sibling less than 3 years of age, please care for your younger child to allow the older sibling to fully enjoy the program.

 

Kimberley Foundation Australia presents Kimberley Visions: rock art dynamics of northern Australia

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When: Wednesday 17 May, 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: Pacific Cultures Gallery

 Tickets:  free, however advance bookings are recommended

Kimberley Visions is a five-year landmark study mapping the rock art and occupational history of the Northern Kimberley. It examines shared art styles across northern Australia and questions of regionalism and identity. Did similar styles occur between the Kimberley and Arnhem Land? What are our current understandings about shared traditions and why might they have changed through time? In this lecture Professor Veth will profile advances in regional mapping, style analyses, dating and occupational histories from excavations. The 5-year research project is funded by the Kimberley Foundation Australia and the Australian Research Council.

Rock art as living tradition is realised through a research collaboration with Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation and their Healthy Country Plan. The rock art of the Kimberley is renowned for the insights it offers into the deep history of Aboriginal social practice, depicting people, their belief systems and environments in great detail. The elaborate compositions, depictions of personal ornaments and scenes of group dynamism provide windows into millennia of cultural practices.

Professor Veth, Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at University of WA, has carried out research on archaeology, rock art and its cultural significance from North-west Australia for 30 years. His major research areas have included the Dampier Archipelago, Western Desert, Kimberley and Island SE Asia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and in 2014 was awarded the Rhys Jones Medal for outstanding contributions to Australian archaeology.

 

Alan Cooper - The Aboriginal Heritage Project

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When: Tuesday 30 May, 6pm - 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk)

Where: meet in the front foyer

Free, but bookings essential 

Dr Alan Cooper, Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA will discuss how the study of historic hair clippings has lead to the first detailed picture of Aboriginal Australia. Working with Aboriginal families and communities, the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA and the South Australian Museum have obtained permission to analyse DNA preserved in hair samples. This has allowed researchers to look back to the initial colonization of Australia – some 50,000 years ago, and the major cultural and environmental events that took place prior to European arrival.

Prof. Alan Cooper has played a central role in the development of the field of ancient DNA. He sequenced the first complete genome of an extinct species, two mitochondrial genomes of giant New Zealand moa. He established the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the University of Adelaide, has been an ARC Future Fellow, and is now an ARC Laureate Fellow. He was named the 2016 South Australian Scientist of the Year.

Suitable for ages 16+

As places are strictly limited please cancel your Eventbrite booking if you are unable to attend so we can secure a place for others.