KAY COTTEE SOLO:
ENDURANCE & THE SEA
Celebrating the successful completion of Kay Cottee's solo, not-stop circumnavigation of the globe 30 years ago in 1988 in 'Blackmores First Lady'. This exhibition uses objects and interactives from the Kay Cottee Collection at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.
In a comparatively small vessel of 11.2 meters it took Cottee 189 days to become the first women in the world to circumnavigate the globe in her Cavalier 37 yacht which she herself fitted out for the voyage.
The challenges of isolation in a pre-GPS environment pitting oneself against the elements are many and yet there were some illuminating and very human moments of celebration to define the journey,.
December - July 2019
This exhibition explores the Navigators who have shaped our world and the technology that enabled them to make it safely back again - mostly! There were spectacular ship-wrecks and events that made these some of the bravest or foolhardy men of their time. Perhaps William Bligh's abilty to navigate a small open boat 7,000 kilometers to safety in Java with his men after the mutiny was shaped by his experiences sailing with Captain Cook, these stories and more
Come on a journey through time as we explore the people, the technology and the events over 4 centuries and see how exploration of space still utilises some of the same concepts.
The exhibition uses graphics, and objects from the museum's Halloran Collection.
Image of William Bligh (by John Webber c1776) used in the exhibition.
(The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra)
POSSUM SKIN CLOAK
December - March 2019
We have much to learn from our local indigenous community about life and living in Australia. Possum fur is delicate to touch, and has waterproof properties and when made into a cloak is lightweight and very warm. Each cloak told the story of its owner and lasted a lifetime.
This exhibition tells the story of one particular cloak that belongs to local artist, Julie Freeman and her family. It was last exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2017.
FREE ENTRY: Children under 16 accompanied by a parent
The museum is open every day during the holidays and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions. Ask at the font desk on arrival.
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
SATURDAY, 6th April, 2019
3PM - 7PM
From October - April enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon at our Twilight Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and listen to the music by the pond to while away the twilight.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music