Education resources and facilities
Crescent Moon cultural day
proudly supported by The Myer Foundation
Saturday 13 May 2006
Children visiting the Crescent Moon exhibition
Celebrate Islamic art and Southeast Asian culture at the National Gallery of Australia
10am–12pm resuming 1–2pm
Art-making workshops for children:
- ‘Talismanic Jewellery’ create jewellery that cares for you as you wear it
- ‘Exciting Writing' play with words at a calligraphy workshop
- ‘Protector Pairs’ explore works of art from Asia with protective powers as you illustrate your own book of stories
Interactive tours with curators, educators and voluntary guides:
‘Monsters, mermaids and mythical beings’
Meet the creatures of Crescent Moon in a family tour including drawing activity with Asian art curators Melanie Eastburn and Hwei-Fen Cheah. Limited numbers.
Bookings essential. Meet at the Cultural Day Information Desk at 10.50am
'Divine designs: calligraphy and calligraphic motifs in Crescent Moon’
With Robyn Maxwell Senior Curator Asian Art.
Meet at the entrance to Crescent Moon 12.25pm
Sanggar Isti (Indonesian Art and Dance Studio) presents traditional Indonesian dance
International speaker 2.30pm–3.15pm
Mr Irwan Tirta
Quo Vadis Traditional Indonesian Textiles
James. O Fairfax theatre
The Gallery regrets that Eddin Khoo, Malaysian poet and artist, is unable to attend the Cultural Day.
All events are free of charge, including entry to Crescent Moon: Islamic Art and Civilisation in Southeast Asia
A children’s trail is also available.
For more information contact the Education Office
phone +61 2 6240 6519
fax: +61 2 6240 6560
National Gallery of Australia
GPO Box 1150
Canberra ACT 2601