Waterhouse School Holiday Program | SA Museum | Jan 2021

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Waterhouse School Holiday Program

These school holidays there’s plenty to see and do at the Museum.

Be inspired by this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition and go along for a self-guided trail through the Museum or take part in four exciting makers workshops.

Draw! Recycle! Explore! | 4 – 8 January 2021, 11am – 12pm or 1pm – 2pm

with visual artist Fran Callen | all ages

Explore nature at the Museum through drawing and collage techniques with visual artist Fran Callen. Take inspiration from scientific illustrations and artists from the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize to create your own experimental drawings on recycled packaging. See what you can create using pen, pencil, natural pigments you can find in your own backyard and collage.

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members


Exploring Trace from the Ediacaran Era | 11 – 15 January 2021

with Tanya Voges

Move your way around SAM’s Ediacaran fossil collection in this dance and drawing workshop with dance artist Tanya Voges.

Are these trace fossils evidence of creatures that evolved from plants to early animal life? This workshop will use movement, drawing and clay to imagine how they moved and is an invitation to work with your curiosity, research creatively and delve deep into the past to find out more about South Australia’s 550 million-year-old fossils.

  • 11am – 12pm: Ages 5 and up
  • 1pm – 2pm: Ages 13 and up

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members


Movement in the Museum | 18 – 22 January 2021, 11am – 12pm

with Alison Currie | ages 5 – 12

What would it feel like to have wings? Imagine the possibilities in this movement workshop with dancer Alison Currie. 

Imagine if you grew a tail… Or maybe some fins? And don’t forget the fur! You can join Alison to conjure your very own imagined creature through movement around the Museum’s Biodiversity Gallery.

*no dance experience required*

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members



Natural Forms Through Movement | 18 – 22 January 2021, 1pm – 2pm

with Alison Currie | ages 13 and up

Experience natural forms within the Museum through movement with dancer Alison Currie.

How do sea sponges produce glass in the deep sea? What patterns do shrimp craft when forming their nests? This workshop will have a conceptual focus, translating the natural forms found in the Museum into movement and beyond.

*no dance experience required*

Cost: $15 general public | $12 SAM Members


Making About the Museum Trail

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition invites artists to explore the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science in creative ways.

Be inspired by the Waterhouse artists and interesting objects around the museum to make your own art. The trail is ideal for ages 5 – 12 and can be collected from the information desk at the Museum or downloaded from the SA Museum website HERE. 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Museum website

What:   Waterhouse School Holiday Program

When:    January 2021 (see dates above)

Where:  All workshops at Learning Space, Level 2 Biodiversity Gallery of South Australian Museum | North Terrace, Adelaide 

Who:   Check age recommendations above

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: SA Museum website 


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