Now showing at the National Wool Museum.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55

23 December 2019 - 26 April 2020

Returning to the National Wool Museum, the exclusive Victorian venue for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55, the exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behavior and get to know extraordinary species. During this time of environmental crisis, go deeper and discover the surprising - and often challenging - stories behind the images. A panel of international experts selected 100 images from almost 50,000 entries by the world's best photographers.

Entry to Wildlife Photographer of the Year 55 is included with your entry fee.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Now You See Us

15 February - 26 April 2020

Geelong artist Doctor Mary-Jane Walker, artist is residence, takes over the National Wool Museum with her 'vegan' paper taxidermy.

We live in the global era of the Anthropocene, where in this ‘age of man’ our species is having an overwhelming influence on our planet and its wildlife.

These paper taxidermy sculptures are just some examples of the 84 species of threatened birds whose habitat is the City of Greater Geelong.

The School of Lost Arts’ Director, Dr. Mary-Jane Walker, together with fellow artists Jen Tostevin and Rob Cutler, started this project to highlight the scale of the current global threat to our local wildlife and what we can do about it.

The focus of the project is a positive one; it offers a call to action. It is about making you think how you can support this vital issue through your own research and conservation efforts. It also highlights the activities the National Wool Museum, City of Greater Geelong and other local authorities are doing in the conservation of native bird habitats (for example, revegetation of the Barwon River with native species).

The time to save these beautiful species is now.

Spend time with the artist

Mary-Jane will be in National Wool Museum each week on:

Tuesdays: from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Thursdays:  from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturdays:  from 11:00am to 2:00pm

And at various times during the Nature Forum.

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Entry to Now You See Us is included with your entry fee.

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Page last updated: Thursday, 20 February 2020