Sydney Festival’s Another Day in Paradise at Campbelltown Arts Centre

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I am very excited to share with you a blog post from the wonderful Katharine Cousins! Enjoy reading about this incredibly powerful exhibition.

Hello I’m Katharine, a Museum Studies graduate and genealogy lover!

I had the pleasure of visiting Another Day in Paradise at Campbelltown Arts Centre early last month. It was one of those exhibitions that had quite a buzz surrounding it. After chatting to family and friends, I was encouraged to see it for myself. I decided to visit with a friend, one whom had limited experience with the arts but was still keen to visit due to her law background. I myself do not have an art history background but love to classify myself as an appreciator of art. Continue reading “Sydney Festival’s Another Day in Paradise at Campbelltown Arts Centre”

National Gallery of Australia: Versailles

Time for another incredible guest post by Imogen! 

Hello lovely readers! Bec has kindly allowed me contribute another guest post, this time sharing my thoughts and feelings on the ‘Versailles: Treasures from the Palace’ exhibition currently showing at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra. I visited the exhibition earlier this month, and while I expected it to be very busy and crowded on a Saturday morning, the crowds were very manageable, and we were very grateful to be in the air-conditioned gallery on an incredibly hot day. Continue reading “National Gallery of Australia: Versailles”

State Library of New South Wales: May Gibbs

The following blog post will contain two perspectives. I am going to start the post reflecting on the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie anniversary display and the talk at the State Library of New South Wales. Imogen will then write her thoughts on the talk.

Me:

To celebrate the centenary of May Gibbs Gum-Nut babies, the State Library of New South Wales has curated a small display of sketches and organized a lunch time talk with Robert Holden. For those of you reading who did not grow up in Australia, the Gum-Nut babies by May Gibbs is a series of children’s books that follow the adventures of cute little gum-nut (Eucalyptus nuts) characters. They are well-known and well-loved in Australia. Continue reading “State Library of New South Wales: May Gibbs”

Port Macquarie Historical Museum

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I am very excited to share with you another guest post from the wonderful Imogen!

Hello again! The lovely Bec has invited me to write another guest post here on Curate Your Own Adventure. I’ve found blogging about my museum and heritage experiences a great opportunity to contemplate what I’ve seen and discuss my thoughts with others. Continue reading “Port Macquarie Historical Museum”

Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences: Egyptian Mummies

Enjoy reading!

Hi, my name is Ziggy Potts and, as a fellow Museum and Heritage Studies student, Rebecca has kindly allowed me to review the new Egyptian Mummies exhibition currently on at the Powerhouse Museum. Whilst this is, in no ways does this review address all aspects, it reflects some of the things that made an impression on me and my overall experience. Continue reading “Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences: Egyptian Mummies”

Planting Dreams – Guest Post

It is time for another fantastic guest post! As always, happy reading.

Hello! I’m Rachelle, a Museum & Heritage Studies student and long-time floral enthusiast. When I learned that the State Library of New South Wales was combining two of my favourite things and mounting the exhibition ‘Planting Dreams’, I was immediately enthused. I came to the exhibition expecting to indulge both my love of history and all things botanic, but what I found was a thoughtful, inclusive and comprehensive mapping of the natural world in relation to Australia’s social history. Continue reading “Planting Dreams – Guest Post”

Manly Museum & Art Gallery – Guest Post

I am so excited to share with you the first guest blog post on Curate Your Own Adventure. Happy reading!

Hello! My name is Imogen, and I was lucky enough to be asked by my good friend Bec to write a guest post here on Curate Your Own Adventure. I have just graduated from the Master’s program in Museum and Heritage Studies at Sydney University, and continue to indulge my love for museums in Sydney and further afield. Continue reading “Manly Museum & Art Gallery – Guest Post”