Come by after work on a Thursday for Lights on Later to discover our Collection, take part in pop-up activities, attend talks or workshops and enjoy a meal.
Thursdays in March
FREE, drop in
Digital Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning
Join us in our state-of-the-art Digital Studio for a hilarious one hour workshop lead by new media artist Giselle Stanborough. Learn how to create your own simple animated GIF image using our touch screen computers.
You don’t have to be computer nerd to get a kick out of this class as no prior experience or technical knowledge is necessary. Kids, adults, experts and beginners are all welcome.
Thursday 13 Mar
FREE, bookings essential
Creative Studios, National Centre for Creative Learning
‘In a short time after death (sometimes in a few hours) these colors, particularly those of the bills, change very materially, the brighter hues giving place to a more and more uniform and dusky tint.’ *
Sunset, high tide and the end of summer: the perfect time for thinking about birds. Barbara Campbell will lead a combined group of bird-lovers and artists in a watercolour workshop to record the fugitive ‘soft part colours’ of migratory birds. Working from 19th century descriptions of bird colours, the birders will bring their experience of observations in the field; the artists, their training in colour mixing, to create a flock of colour works. The workshop is timed to coincide with the fugitive light of dusk and the seasonal departure of migratory birds from Australia.
*Gurdon Trumbull, Names And Portraits Of Birds Which Interest Gunners With Descriptions In Languages Understanded Of The People, New York: Harper, 1888, p. vii
About the artist
Barbara Campbell has performed in Australia, Europe and the USA, in museums, galleries, public buildings, photographs, on film, video, radio, and the internet, in silence and with words, still and moving, since 1982. She is an Associate Artist with the Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney and a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts.