Say Goodbye to Colour

As the date arrives to farewell Colour: See the world in a new light, we're celebrating with workshops for kids, a special demonstration with our feature artisan Joy Cook and a Colour trail around the museum.  

Colour in Tech Workshop

coloured circles overlapping and creating other coloursKids will learn about light and colour encryption and create their very own anaglyph (a 3D stereoscopic picture). They can test their anaglyph with 3D glasses that they can take home. They'll also learn how computers see colour and explore machine vision software. 

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022
Time: 10am to 12:30pm
Ages: 5-8 and 9-14 years
Cost: $35

Colour Laboratory Workshop

neon substancesKids will have fun with the science of colour, seeing how light refracts and bends in water. They'll see how chemical reactions create glowing liquid and they'll make thermochromic playdough to take home after the workshop. 

Date: Saturday 14 May 2022
Time: 1pm to 3:30pm
Ages: 5-8 and 9-14 years
Cost: $35

To ensure kids get the most out of the content, two of each workshop are available - one for children age 5 to 8 years, and the other for children age 9 to 14 years.  
When booking your child's ticket, please double check you have selected the correct age group.  

Colours from Nature: Dyeing Wool

Prior to 1856 and the discovery of synthetic dyes, all wool – yarn and material had to be dyed using dyes derived from nature, either from the environment around the dyer, or from the natural colour of their animal’s fleece. From their environment the dyer would collect leaves; flowers; fruit & vegetables; lichen; molluscs; bark and nut shells; dirt and many other types of organic matter to be used for dyes.

Feature artisan Joy Cook will give an ongoing demonstration of dyeing fabric and yarn using natural materials. She will boil the dyes in pots on small camp stoves, then hang the samples out to dry.  

These demonstrations will take place at 10am and then again at 1pm.


Event Details

14 May 2022