Exhibitions at the National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum's exhibition program covers current exhibitions.

To view more details of upcoming events, please refer to the Coming Up section on our homepage.


Spidergoat and the Insect Electro

Now showing until Sunday 29 July 2018

What comes to mind when you think of wool? Sheep? Maybe! Spiders? Surely not!

Acclaimed contemporary artist Kathy Holowko brings 'Spidergoat and The Insect Electro" to the National Wool Museum – an enchanting installation provoked by the story of goats making spidersilk in the USA.

Opening as part of Geelong after Dark, visitors to the National Wool Museum will unravel this unusual and thought provoking story about the new animal fibre – with USA based researchers breeding 'Spidergoats' to produce artificial silk from their milk.

With the fibre now recognised as being stronger than steel, 'Spidergoat and The Insect Electro' takes visitors through the story of this incredible scientific development, with light filled cocoons and electro beats guiding visitors throughout the installation.

Kathy Holowko's work has appeared at Federation Square, NGV, White Night, Sydney Festival, Montalto, Sculpture by The Sea, ArtPlay, Bendigo Conservatory, Albury Library Museum, Utrecht University Museum, and BAK gallery amongst others.


Marion Hall Best: Interiors

14 September 2018 to 25 November 2018

Electrifying, vital and avant-garde – experience the colourful career of one of Australia’s first independent and most influential Australian interior designers, Marion Hall Best (1905 – 1988).

This exhibition charts her extraordinary work spanning four decades from the mid-1930s, with a display of original furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes. Her interiors vibrated with bold colours and patterns and a signature of her commissioned interiors was her vibrant glazed painted finishes on walls and ceilings.

Best introduced the latest of international modernism in design to Australians through her shops in Rowe Street Sydney and Queen Street Woollahra, which were an inspiration to Australian designers. Marion Hall Best: Interiors is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.


Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object

14 September 2018 to 29 January 2019

Introducing Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object – an Australian premiere exhibition showcasing spectacular design, exceptional works and authentic practice from eleven masters of contemporary Australian goldsmithing, silversmithing and enamelling.

Guest curated by the award winning Gold and Silversmith, Victoria Edgar – Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object will reveal the exquisite artistry and contemporary craftsmanship in jewellery making in Australia today. Learn from the Masters… only at the National Wool Museum.




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