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Revolutions Transport Museum is THE place to be in the coming months.

We've got activities for the kids over the Easter and school holidays, two exhibitions plus talks and our popular Still Life Drawing program. Call in over the Easter long weekend and participate in the competition; there are fun prizes to be won.

Kids get to celebrate trains this school holidays. Try your hand at our train colour-ins and quizzes, or assemble a puzzle featuring locomotives from the Bennett Brook Railway's collection. In the Museum, explore the full-size ZA railway carriages or hop aboard a real train and travel on the Bennett Brook Railway.

Image: Playing in the ZA railway carriages. Courtesy of Revolutions.

There are two temporary exhibitions to discover. Rail 150: Tracks of Change explores the social impact of train travel in Western Australia over its 150-year history and documents its role in everyday people's lives. The exhibition closes at the end of May 2022, so don't miss your chance to visit!

Our second temporary exhibition opens on 14 May and features the History of Whiteman Brickworks, which was in Middle Swan and run by the Whiteman family from 1893 to 1985. Through photographs, objects and maps, this exhibition aims to retrace the legacy of the brickworks and explore how it enabled the late Lew Whiteman to become such a passionate collector. The exhibition will also feature artwork by local potter Greg Crowe that repurposes brick moulds from the Clackline Refractory in combination with his iconic wood-fired pots.

Image: Whiteman brick claypit and light railway. 1960s. Courtesy of the Whiteman Collection.

A series of free talks support the exhibition:

 
Saturday 14 May 3pm

Cheryl Rogers: The Whiteman's of Jane Brook by the Line

 
Saturday 11 June

Greg Crow: The Clackline Series - Pottery in Brick Moulds

 
Saturday 16 July

Midland District Historical Society: Whiteman Brick

Image: Whiteman cousins at Jane Brook by the Line. C.1912. Courtesy of Cheryl Rogers.

You can learn more about Lew Whiteman when our Curator Kate Parker presents at Bright Press's Wayzgoose event on 28 May. The Wayzgoose is a fun, one-day meet up of letterpress printers, typographers and people who want to try something new. As part of the jam-packed program, Kate will highlight some of the printed ephemera that Lew Whiteman collected in his pursuit of brickmaking success to show how closely print, transport and technology are interlinked. To book your place, visit the Bright Press website.

We're hunting for people with stories and info about Whiteman Brick. We want to
know…

- Is your house built with Whiteman bricks?

- Do you have a story or historical connection to Whiteman Brick?

- Did you purchase any of Lew Whiteman's collectables? 

If so, we'd love to hear from you! Please email us at revolutions@whitemanpark.com.au with what you know. 

Image: Lew Whiteman's Horseshoe Cabinet. 1980s. Courtesy of the Whiteman Collection.

Our popular still life drawing classes return with May, July, and August dates. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn about the significance of some rarely seen objects from the Whiteman Collection - a bequest from Lew Whiteman to the people of Western Australia. See our website for details!

Image: Visitors enjoying a Still Life Drawing session. Courtesy of Revolutions.

For more information contact Revolutions Transport Museum on 9209 6040 or visit www.whitemanpark.com.au/whats-on

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Where: Whiteman Park, 233a Drumpellier Drive, Whiteman WA 6068
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