Thursday, November 8, 2012

Starry, starry night

There is a Star Gazing Night on tomorrow night from 8.15 pm at Westerfolds Park presented by the Astronomical Society of Victoria.  You're invited to bring a torch covered with red cellophane and warm clothes plus you're advised to reverse into your car parking spot to reduce headlight shine on exit.  Sounds like an adventure!  Cost is free but bookings are limited to the first 150 participants on 9840 9124.  Another place I've always wanted to check out is the Melbourne Planetarium at Science Works in Spotswood but I will have to save that for another day when we head out west.
Starry, starry night by Vincent Van Gogh
Manningham Council are also holding their annual Artists Studios Tour from 11 am - 4 pm on Saturday 10 November departing from the Manningham Gallery.  The cost is $18 and bookings are essential on 9840 9382 as numbers are limited to 20 participants - please call as details differ on the website.  Nillumbik Artists Open Studios celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year and I will also feature this event closer to the time.
Del Kathryn Barton image via Heide website
Finally, Archibald Winner Del Kathryn Barton is holding an exhibition of her beautiful paintings at Heide Museum of Modern Art from this Saturday 10 November, inspired by Oscar Wilde's story: The Nightingale and the Rose, and originally created for an illustrated book commissioned by Art & Australia.   One for lovers of flora, fauna, music, books and art!

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