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John Curtin Gallery

2016: Events and Public Progam

Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Memories of Bella: The Life and Art of Bella Kelly
Wednesday 13 July, 12:30pm onwards

Curatorial Floor Talk, with ASSEMBLAGE curator Lia McKnight
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Looking to keep your kids occupied during the July School Holidays?
Places Limited, Book Now!!

JCG School Holiday Workshops are a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school holiday break! Children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed models, play games and explore the worlds of engineering and architecture.

Experience the world of MineCraft® with LEGO® bricks in this creative workshop!
Kids will begin by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using traditional bricks and mosaic builds.
Kids will face new challenges building motorised BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models and crafting key elements from the MineCraft® game.
BOOK WORKSHOP 1 - Thursday 7 July 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Calling all Master Builders – it’s time to create a new LEGO® City!
We have tons of bricks, but need a team of young engineers and their imaginations to create our massive metropolis. Kids will be engaged in building a complete LEGO® city, building and racing custom built cars, as well as completing mosaic builds and motorised BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models!
BOOK WORKSHOP 2 - Thursday 14 July 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Afternoon tea will be included in the minimal fee of $15 per child. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 participants at each class and open to the children of Curtin Bentley staff and students. Register now to secure your place. Cancellation fees apply.

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Please join us for a very special Public Program event as part of the Bella Kelly Retrospective exhibition

Memories of Bella
The Life and Art of Bella Kelly
Wednesday 13 July 2016

12:30 – 1:30pm
Join host Marion Kickett, Director Centre for Aboriginal Studies, in conversation with Bella’s daughters Cheryl and Caroline Narkle, Bella Kelly collector and author Tony Davis and Curator of the Bella Kelly Retrospective, Annette Davis as they share their memories and anecdotes of revered artist Bella Kelly, from her early years and practice to her influence on contemporary Noongar art.

1:30 – 2:30pm
Curator Annette Davis, from the Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, will lead an exclusive gallery tour and discuss the Bella Kelly Retrospective exhibition, the works in show and the stories behind them as well as Bella’s significance in terms of the distinctive Carrolup style.

1:30pm Onwards - Interactive Cultural Discovery Sessions in the Atrium

- The Oral Histories of Carrolup Project team will be available to record personal stories about Carrolup and the child artists.

- Explore family histories through the State Library’s Storylines database which will be accessible in the Gallery Atrium.

- The UWA and Curtin University Noongarpedia team will run a ‘wikibomb’ session. Join in and learn how to create articles and edits honouring Noongar katitjin and waangkiny on the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wikipedia site.

- South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council Research staff will be present to provide family trees or family history information to Noongar community members.


Curatorial Floor Talk
With ASSEMBLAGE curator Lia McKnight
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Join Lia McKnight for an insightful walking tour of the ASSEMBLAGE exhibition and learn the fascinating backgrounds of some of the Curtin University Art Collection's most fragile and experimental art works.



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