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The TarraWarra Museum of Art 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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Art with Heart at TarraWarra Museum of Art


TarraWarra Museum of Art is the jewel in the crown of the Yarra Valley arts community. It was designed by architect Allan Powell and won him the 2004 Victorian Premier's Design Award. And no wonder. With its glorious picture window framing a landscape more sublime than any work of art, it would be hard to argue with Bracksy's choice of winner.

December 2013 marks the museum's 10 year anniversary and to celebrate director Victoria Lynn and her happy band of staff and volunteers are rolling out the red carpet on Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 with FREE ENTRY to the museum all weekend!

Here is a taste of what's to come:

Visit free of admission charges the feature exhibitions Russell Drysdale: Defining the Modern Australian Landscape and Future Memorials: Jonathan Jones, Tom Nicholson and Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy

Free TarraWarra Trail

11am 5pm each day
Follow a specially laid trail all the way up the green hill to the museum's galleries and explore along the way the fascinating Indigenous and European history of the local area and learn more about TWMA. Then go into the draw for the chance to win a prize inspired by Russell Drysdale's painting of a country town public hotel, Murphy's 1947. Prize includes an overnight stay in 2 x Queen Suites at the Healesville Hotel and a $100 meal voucher for a classic counter tea at the iconic hotel's front bar.

Free Pop up talks

On the hour from 12 noon 4pm each day
Learn more about some selected works of Russell Drysdale by listening in on one of our free pop up short talks, taking place on the hour every hour, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon.

Free Cricket Clinic

12-2.30pm each day
Have fun and learn more about why cricket continues to be Australia' most popular sport, and be inspired by Russell Drysdale's rarely seen iconic painting The Cricketers 1948, on special loan for this exhibition from a private collection. Children and families are invited to come and polish up on their bowling and batting skills, led by coaches from the historic Healesville Cricket Club which turns 150 years of age this year.

Sausage Sizzle

12-2.30pm each day
Help raise funds for a local community group by enjoying a sizzled sausage wrapped in bread 'n sauce while you watch the cricket

Delicious casual food also available for purchase

12 4pm each day

Children's Workshop: Sculpture Making

2.30pm Sunday 8 December
Led by artist Sarah Metzner, children will learn how to make their own sculpture, inspired by Clement Meadmore's massive 7 tonne iron sculpture Awakening 1968, which has recently come to rest at TWMA .
Cost $20 per child $18 per member
Maximum 12 participants, suitable for children aged 6-12
Bookings opening soon at www.twma.com.au
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Why? Fun, friendly and free
When: Saturday December 7 to Sunday December 8 2013
Phone: (0)3 5957 3100
Where: TarraWarra Museum of Art 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road Healesville VIC
Cost: Free
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