All aboard to the Immigration Museum

15 December, 2011

Model plane made from recycled material
Model plane made from recycled material
Source: Image courtesy Isabel Aquilizan

Take a journey through the Immigration Museum these summer school holidays with inspiring art installations and a fun-filled Kids Fest.

Kids Fest: All Abroad!
All aboard for a festival packed with performances, activities and adventure trails celebrating leaving, journeys and arrivals. Navigate your way around the Museum, take part in travel craft activities, get your face painted, enjoy roving performers and learn about travel superstitions and traditions from other countries. Travel to journey’s end and create a huge city of dreams with artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan.
Date: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January 2012, 11am – 4pm

Another Country: summer school holiday activities
Be part of a series of inspiring art installations lead by world renowned, Filipino-born artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. The artists touchdown in Melbourne to create Another Country – a series of collaborative projects exploring migration memories, travel and home.

Construct a miniature aeroplane from a huge selection of recycled materials and contribute to an ever-expanding installation created by the artists. The planes will pile up, take off and soar over the second floor of the Immigration Museum, referencing a transitional place of leave-taking and homecoming.
Date: Until 31 January 2012, daily from 10am – 5pm

Dwell on what makes the perfect home and create your vision using recycled boxes, cardboard and tape during a workshop with Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. Work as an individual or as a family to construct your house and contribute to our growing community installation in the Immigration Museum or our virtual community online.
Date: 16 to 20 January 2012, 2pm – 4pm

Explore evocative displays created by families and Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan that delve into family stories of migration. Amongst the trapping of travel – bags, suitcases, freight containers and packing pallets – and placed around the 17-metre replica ship, the displays will feature significant objects and photographs that evoke memories of travel and migration.
Date: Until 31 January 2012

Exhibitions and activities are FREE for children

Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne.  Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (except Christmas Day)

Admission: Adult $10, child/concession FREE. More info 13 11 02 or museum

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