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Mondays at the Museum

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Mondays at the Museum is a one-hour, fun-filled, art and craft session designed to engage and inspire 3–5 year-olds and their carers.

Each week we explore a different object in the museum’s exhibitions before getting into a craft activity based on what we’ve discovered.

Our Mondays at the Museum mornings are a great opportunity for parents and carers to enjoy time with their children in an educational environment and meet up with other Orange families.

Siblings under three years are welcome to attend with their carers. All children must be supervised at all times by their parent, carer or guardian. Due to capacity limits, please book a ticket for all attending children and adults.

Please be aware that no food or drink can be consumed inside the Museum, except for tightly sealed water bottles.

Mondays at the Museum runs each Monday during school terms.

Please book via https://ormmondays.eventbrite.com.au

2022 Orange Readers and Writers Festival

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Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. Be inspired by our incredible guest authors at this year’s festival.

Enjoy a lively program of non-fiction and fiction authors with Robert Tickner, Helen Ennis, Petronella McGovern, Michael Brissenden and Todd Alexander at this intimate Readers and Writers Festival to be held at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday 6th August coinciding with the Winter Fire Festival.

Tickets $95 which includes morning tea and lunch.

History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson

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Inspired by real life? Take the next step to shaping the stories around you into the written word.

About this event

In this workshop you will gain practical tips for developing a literary project based on historic sources and stories.

Writer and artist Rebecca Wilson shares insight into her process for crafting the biography of Kate Kelly, drawing from local stories and historic records and building on one of Australia’s most resonant historic narratives.

Artist and author Rebecca Wilson grew up in Forbes New South Wales, and is based in Hill End. She has taught art and toured her work throughout Australia and internationally. Her book, Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, is published by Allen and Unwin.

History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson

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Inspired by real life? Take the next step to shaping the stories around you into the written word.

About this event

In this workshop you will gain practical tips for developing a literary project based on historic sources and stories.

Writer and artist Rebecca Wilson shares insight into her process for crafting the biography of Kate Kelly, drawing from local stories and historic records and building on one of Australia’s most resonant historic narratives.

Artist and author Rebecca Wilson grew up in Forbes New South Wales, and is based in Hill End. She has taught art and toured her work throughout Australia and internationally. Her book, Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, is published by Allen and Unwin.

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au

Pop up City! with James Gulliver Hancock: School Holiday Program

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Create a pop-up artwork with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock

Kids will create their very own pop-up artwork inspired by our exhibition How Cities Work using cardboard, paper, glue and coloured pencils. Illustrator James Gulliver Hancock will demonstrate simple techniques that will turn seemingly ordinary materials into an imaginative artwork.

Suitable for kids aged 6+

Bookings are essential.

 

About James

James Gulliver Hancock’s obsession with drawing has led him around the world to capture buildings in New York, London, and closer to home in Sydney and Melbourne. With a pencil always in hand, he reimagines cities, their buildings and people through his offbeat lens.

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://illustrationpopupcity.eventbrite.com.au

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au

Are you really going to ask that?

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With Jye and Matt – Same Sex Couple. Jye and Matt will be answering questions already submitted by the community.

Learn about someone whose life is very different to yours. Hear their stories, see through the stereotypes and gain a new perspective on the diverse experiences of the people who make up our community.

This is a free community ticketed event. Visit eventbrite.com.au to register.

Refreshments will be served.

Make Do and Mend Series: Visible Mending

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Give your clothes a new life in this visible mending workshop at Orange Regional Museum

Don’t throw out that favourite shirt with its holes and tears! In this 2 hour visible mending workshop you’ll discover creative ways to repair your clothes, breathe life back into your favourite garments and turn your handiwork into a colourful feature. Mending also keeps textiles out of landfill. Using simple hand-stitch techniques, learn how to patch and mend your worn and loved garments.

Illawarra-based visual artist and educator Michele Elliot will be your guide in this workshop.

Workshop details

When: Saturday 18 June- 10am-12pm OR 2pm-4pm

Cost: $30

This workshop is suitable for adults and interested young adults. Basic sewing materials will be supplied, including embroidery and sewing thread, needles, scissors and scrap fabrics. To get the most out of the workshop, you are encouraged to bring along:

  • your clean torn or holey clothing items in need of repair (jeans, jumpers, shirts, skirts etc),
  • any cotton/linen fabric scraps for patching that you have at home
  • your sewing kit, if you have one (needles, pins, sewing thread, embroidery thread, scissors).

This workshop also includes an introduction to Orange Regional Museum’s exhibition Inherit: old and new histories. We’ll explore new objects in the exhibition that share a philosophy with visible mending as old objects are given new life through repair and upcycling, including a hessian apron made from repurposed CSR Sugar sacks and a wine press crafted from salvaged spare parts.

This class is a rare opportunity to learn visible mending in the Central West, and we pleased to offer this class at a special price thanks to generous support from the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.

Discounted tickets for Friends of Orange Regional Museum

Friends of Orange Regional Museum members receive 25% off ticket prices for Museum events. Visit our website for more information and to join.