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Tours, Talks and Workshops

Talk | Ants - the little things that run the world
Talk | Ants - the little things that run the world

Come on an ant hunt in the gardens at the Museum with Dr Kirsti Abbott, Ant Ecologist and Head of Science and discover species hidden in the grass, scaling trees and looking for lunch.

20 May 2022

Online workshop | Hermannsburg School watercolour painting
Online workshop | Hermannsburg School watercolour painting

Join descendants of iconic artist Albert Namatjira to experience, absorb and practice their approach to
watercolour painting. In this gently guided workshop, artists from the Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre in Alice Springs will demonstrate their watercolour painting techniques for you to follow and apply as you create your own work on paper. Participants will receive a painting kit containing everything needed for this online workshop.

1 June 2022

Online workshop | Marrawuddi Baladjdji (backpack) Weaving
Online workshop | Marrawuddi Baladjdji (backpack) Weaving

Meet Alicia Mardday, the master weaver of the incredible 2021’s NATSIAA entry ‘Balidjdji’! Spend the morning with Alicia, as she guides you to weave a small creation of your own, and take a look behind the scenes to see what she is creating for 2022! Participants will receive a follow along raffia kit to create their piece during this interactive Zoom workshop.

15 June 2022

Talk | Tropical Tips
Talk | Tropical Tips

Join MAGNT’s Conservators on International Day of the Tropics, as they provide valuable tips on how to preserve your precious photographs, letters, certificates, greeting cards, diaries and artworks on paper.

30 June 2022

Talk | Sidney Nolan and his Central Australian paintings
Talk | Sidney Nolan and his Central Australian paintings

Sidney Nolan’s 1949 journey through Central Australia led to the development of an extraordinary series of paintings of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Join Bryony Nainby, Senior Curator of Art for a slideshow presentation on this chapter of Nolan’s career and the paintings he produced.

24 May 2022

Talk | Unlocking MAGNT's Natural History Gallery
Talk | Unlocking MAGNT's Natural History Gallery

Join Dr Richard Willan, Senior Curator of Molluscs, to explore MAGNT’s best-loved permanent gallery, the Natural History Gallery.

7 June 2022

Talk | More ink than ocean - Calligraphy and belief in Islam
Talk | More ink than ocean - Calligraphy and belief in Islam

Commencing with a contemporary batik painting from the MAGNT collection by the renowned Indonesian artist Amri Yahya, this presentation by Dr James Bennett, Curator of Asian Art and Material Culture, will explore the significance of calligraphy in Islamic art and faith, both from the perspective of modern and historical art practices.

16 June 2022

Children’s Workshop | What’s in a name?
Children’s Workshop | What’s in a name?

All living creatures have a species name, just like people around the world often have a first and a family name. In this workshop you get to create the most magnificent creature from available materials, and name it just like a scientist at a museum does!

31 May 2022

Online workshop | Telstra NATSIAA winner Kyra Manckletow
Online workshop | Telstra NATSIAA winner Kyra Manckletow

Join Quandamooka artist Kyra Manckletow, winner of the 2021 Telstra NATSIAAs Emerging Artist category, in a beginner friendly weaving workshop. Gain a deeper insight into Kyra’s diverse and evolving artistic practice, as you are expertly guided to create your own woven artwork.
Participants will receive a follow along raffia kit to create their piece during this interactive Zoom workshop.

8 June 2022

NT Writers Festival 2022 at MAGNT
NT Writers Festival 2022 at MAGNT

This year at the NT Writer's Festival, see a brilliant line-up of writers and storytellers as they explore the theme of balarr | catching the light now on 23 –26 June. Please disregard the printed What's On program dates.

22 June 2022