8 events to put in your Winter calendar!by I AM WARRNAMBOOL
1 - On Country Exhibition: Selected By Jordan Gould, Warrnambool Art Gallery
Produced by the Koorie Heritage Trust in collaboration with the Warrnambool Art Gallery. Supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith and the Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation
In partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust and artist, Sidney Sprague, WAG presents the stories of Gunditjmara Elders: Uncle Robbie Lowe, Aunty Christina Saunders, Uncle Andy Alberts and Aunty Bronwyn Razem. This is the first exhibition presented as part of a new project at WAG to establish an Aboriginal gallery and program of Aboriginal-led activities, exhibitions and outreach programs to help understand, preserve and share the Aboriginal culture of South West Victoria.
Exhibition to preserve and share Aboriginal Culture of South West Victoria.
2 - Rich Pickings Exhibition, Warrnambool Art Gallery
In 1886, Joseph Archibald, a retired police inspector, established the Warrnambool Museum and Art Gallery. Archibald’s eclectic mix of original artworks, reproductions and museum curios were housed in a building behind what was then the Mechanics Institute, in Liebig Street. The Collection includes an array of diverse artefacts including a Polynesian pineapple club made of carved stone, a Zulu girdle and Knobkerrie club, Fijian fish hooks made from mother of pearl and tortoise shell, a small circular box supposedly carved from the coffin of William the Conqueror’s daughter, an early 20th century cigarette tin containing Egyptian mummy wrapping, and Chinese silk lotus shoes fitted for women with bound feet from the Qing Dynasty. Many artefacts are from Archibald’s initial collection, while others were randomly acquired such as Joseph Dalimore’s ‘bits and bobs’ souvenired during the Boer War c1900, and Joseph Jordan’s donation of a sandal thrown at him by a mutineer in the 1857 Indian Siege of Lucknow. This is a great chance to tour the Collection at the time of a Gallery audit to examine, document and record each object.
11thMay – 16thJune
3 - Little Winter School Holiday Program, Flagstaff Hill Warrnambool
The Maritime Village is alive with fun family activities, check out the jam packed program.
4 - Warrnambool Organ Festival, Various Venues
Annual music festival showcasing local and visiting musicians, extending far beyond the pipe organ.
23rdAugust – 25thAugust
5 - Tour of the South West
Staged over two days, cyclist will be challenged by the rough terrain of Warrnambool and Moyne shires.
6 - Warrnambool Wellbeing Week, Lighthouse Theatre
Warrnambool Wellbeing Week comprises a variety of speakers and workshops that are targeted towards students, parents, sporting clubs and the wider community.
7 - Ray White Charity Ball, The Emmanuel Centre
A great night out with a whimsical theme ‘down the rabbit hole’. All profits support ‘Standing Tall in Warrnambool’, a school-based mentoring program.
8 - Indoor Bowls Mixed Fours Tournament
Warrnambool Indoor Bowls Club
3rdand 4thAugust 2019
Indoor bowls tournament inclusive or mens, womens, juniors and all abilities.