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Wildlife of Gondwana
26 July 2015 - 23 July 2017
Beasts of the Great Southern Supercontinent. Meet Cryolohophosaurus the Antarctic dinosaur, Megalania the giant lizard and his lunch: Bullockornus the giant flightless bird.
Global environmental crisis. Food shortages. Birds so big they couldn’t fly and one big, mean ol’ nasty komodo dragon-like creature.
Surrounded by life-like environmental murals, the exhibition features real fossils, skeletons and 20 full-scale skeletal casts, many of which have never been on public display in Australia before. From PrimeSCI! and the Monash University Collection.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
29 January - 15 May 2016
Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.
Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.
Scarf Festival 2016: Myths and Legends
3 June - 4 September 2016
The exhibition features the theme Myths and Legends. Myths – Stories of a people and place… ancient and traditional; explaining the natural, the phenomenal and the typical; widely held beliefs or ideas accounting for, explaining and defi ning our customs and ideals.
Legends - Stories handed down… time-honoured, popular and infamous – truths asserted; the stories that capture human drama and the beliefs regarded as historical but never authenticated.
Interpret a myth, capture a legend, be part of something extraordinary.
Built for the Bush
8 August - 13 November 2016
Built for the Bush reveals that in terms of energy efficiency, Australia’s 19th century settler houses were far superior to today’s modern homes.
Highlighting early settler ways that used earth and timber and natural materials.
Included in the exhibition is a selection of high-end architects and do-it-yourself builders showing the range of buildings that use sustainable principles.