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On the Land: Our Story Retold is the first major exhibition on Australian Wool in over two decades. This exhibition is all about change, it is about people and places and our impact on the land.
It is a contemporary, interactive exhibition which offers a deeper cultural and environmental understanding of the Australian wool story and explores culturally relevant themes including ‘Wadawurrung Country’ - Geelong’s Traditional Owners, a history of farming, land management practice and innovations in the industry.
Visitors to ‘On the Land’ will experience parts of the Museum’s extensive collection, charting tools of the trade from the early nineteenth century up until the present day. On public display for the first time, an 1820 cloth fragment made from John Macarthur’s first wool clip.
The exhibition features contributions from leading Geelong artists including a new sculpture by Mary-Jane Walker, immersive sound installation from Vicki Hallet, Wadawurrung art from Deanne Gilson, photography from Nicole Marie and Pete James and Andrew Chapman as well as painting by Richard Weatherly. Even our taxidermy sheep have had a makeover courtesy of Melbourne illustrator Ashley Ronning.
National Wool Museum Director Padraic Fisher invites you to visit this new core exhibition and be inspired by our collective history, the land and this place we call Geelong.
Join the National Wool Museum to celebrate the virtual opening of On the Land : Our Story Retold on March 17. Learn more here > https://www.facebook.com/events/2846900138910624/
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