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Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

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Word: MCA Collection

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ARTBAR January 2018

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Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Junior Art School
– Tale Spin

Wordsmiths, creative correspondents and tellers of tall tales – this one is for you!

Have you ever seen a story written in fog and lights? Shared in silence?
Or performed in song? Discover mysterious narratives in a variety of unexpected forms!

Explore how artists communicate stories through their artworks as we search for clues and scrawl our way through the exhibition Telling Tales – Excursions in Narrative Form with artist and writer Athena Cabot.

Experiment with storytelling, creative writing and illustration through a series of fun play-based activities in the gallery then work collaboratively to concoct an imaginative piece in the Creative Studios.

Sat 16 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm
$45/$36 members and concession
Bookings required
Creative Studios , National Centre for Creative Learning
Ages 5 – 8
Parents/carers are required to sign their children in and out upon arrival and pick-up, although not required to stay during the program.



About Athena Cabot

Athena Cabot is a published essayist with a background in creative and analytical writing. Her work has been printed in academic anthologies in the United States.
A native Californian, Athena has also lived in Ireland and England, before relocating to Sydney, Australia. Her adventures moving from place to place and living in different countries inspired her to start travel writing, which eventually evolved into a collection of fictional short stories. Themes in her work include one’s relationship to place, sense of belonging in foreign and familiar landscapes, nostalgia, and the magic of ephemeral things and fleeting moments. Athena finds beauty and power in the written word and believes it can take you anywhere.
Athena Cabot is an Artist Educator at MCA Australia.

Image caption: Athena Cabot exploring the MCA Collection with families. Photo: Anna Kucera

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– When

16 July 2016, 10:30am-12:30pm

– Admission

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