Behind the Lines 2012 is not just for adult visitors, as a part of our ongoing commitment to family programming, the museum has created exciting and engaging content that brings children into the conversation about political cartooning.
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The exhibition shows off a wonderful portfolio of linocuts created by the Melbourne Popular Art Group in 1954, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.
So proclaims the slogan on one of the myriad political badges collected during the course of the museum’s Great Badge Swap. The program, launched in June 2011, is an opportunity for you to contribute to the museum’s permanent collection by donating a badge that you have worn to express solidarity, dissent, celebration, hope or humour and to share your personal experiences of wearing the badge and what it signified to you. Your response has been wonderful…and democratic.
Having worked at Old Parliament House since 2006, before the Museum of Australian Democracy existed, I’ve often had a small role in assisting with exhibitions—mostly doing research for text panels or for objects on display. But the Art is a Weapon exhibition, due to open in December 2012, is the first one with which I’ve had this level of involvement.
News just in from the Museums Australia conference in Adelaide, our Marnti warajanga – a walk together travelling exhibition has won the Museums and Galleries National Award for the level 3 category ($150,000 to $500,000) temporary exhibition.
In 2011 the museum embarked on an ambitious project to create a new feature in the Living Democracy exhibition. Twenty-four amazing people were interviewed by the museum’s curator and their interviews have been part of the exhibition since the middle of last year. In just a few minutes you can get a real taste of the ways in which they each contribute to their community and how passionate they are.
Jigalong is a two hour drive from Newman and sits on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, home of the Martu people. Unlike Yandeyarra and Warralong, Jigalong is lucky enough to be better resourced with a Community Health Centre, a shop, a petrol station, a ranger’s headquarters and a police station.
In this blog you will meet dogs from the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia, who have worked closely with their communities. See how they bear witness to momentous historical movements and reflect on the ongoing work for social and political change at a community and national level.
The trip in to Yandeyarra this time around was far easier than my last visit three months earlier. On that trip I encountered a river crossing road that abruptly ended due to a recent cyclone-induced wash out.
Pseudechis australis. This tongue twister of a species is a long time resident of the arid and semi-arid regions of Australia including the Pilbara. More commonly known as the king brown snake it is part of everyday life along with red sand, acacias and galahs. Travelling through the Pilbara landscape on the way to Warralong for the mid-week Marnti warajanga community event, I could only envy Pseudechis australis and its environment.
OMG, where do I begin? There are so many stories, so many anecdotes, so many observations and so many experiences. I am overwhelmed with material I don’t know where to start with my next blog.
It’s great to be back in the Pilbara once more. To see the people again that I have been photographing and collaborating with for five years now is very special to me.
Eight weeks, fifteen venues, six towns and 85 workshops. This is the large and exciting task for the Marnti warajanga Pilbara touring itinerary.
Congratulations to Stasia Dabrowski, Canberra’s local hero in the Courage to Care exhibition. Do you have a local hero in your community?
One of our goals in displaying the 2011 political cartoons in the Behind the Lines exhibition is to provide family-specific content and activities for visitors to enjoy regardless of age.
The Museum of Australian Democracy is searching for an image of Ada Jane Watson (nee Lowe), who was the wife of Prime Minister John Watson.
In June 2011 the museum commissioned a significant artwork as a focal point for its Designing Democracy exhibition which celebrates the 1901 Federation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Living Democracy exhibition explores how people have shaped and contributed to democracy in Australia, and how we can each actively generate the changes we want to see. The stories in this exhibition demonstrate the diversity of ways in which people can have their voices heard, whether it be through a protest or a petition, at the ballot box or through art and music.
The Museum of Australian Democracy’s Living Democracy exhibition features the voices of a wide range of Australians – including the little voices that sometimes may not be heard.
Wendy Harmer—comedian, journalist and broadcaster, has recently launched a new women’s blog—The Hoopla.