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Animate/Inanimate Tours

Janet Laurence After Eden, 2012
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Installation view, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
Photo by Jamie North, Image courtesy of the artist, © Janet Laurence 

Animate/Inanimate TWMA & Healesville Sanctuary Combined Tour

WHEN:  4 August, 1 September & 6 October from 2pm - 5pm
VENUE:  TarraWarra Museum of Art & Healesville Sanctuary

Start at TarraWarra Museum of Art at 2pm, where you will be given a map to navigate to Healesville Sanctuary for the second part of the tour.

Take an insightful tour with TWMA curatorial staff of the Animate/Inanimate exhibition and discover the work of leading contemporary artists, including Janet Laurence and Louise Weaver from Australia, Allora & Calzadilla of the USA, Amar Kanwar of India and Lin Tianmiao of China, who explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask, can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate? Haunting, beautiful sculptural works, sound installations and video works that consider the profound interconnections between diverse life forms (natural, animal and human) provide tour participants with the opportunity for a unique cultural experience.

From TWMA, take a picturesque drive to nearby Healesville Sanctuary, to be welcomed by a Ranger who will take participants on an unforgettable tour, showcasing some of Australia’s most threatened species. From feisty Tasmanian Devils to the shy Mountain Pygmy-possum and the beautiful Helmeted Honeyeater, discover the plight of our native animals and the amazing work Healesville Sanctuary is doing to save them from extinction. Tour participants also get the chance for a close-up experience with some of our critically endangered animals. Then, over a glass of award-winning Yarra Valley wine, meet one of the Sanctuary’s inspiring Senior Team, who will share their special insights into working at the forefront of wildlife conservation.

Tour Dates: Sundays: 4 August, 1 September, 6 October 
Tour Times: At TWMA from 2 to 2.30pm (Leave TWMA at 3pm and make own way to Healesville Sanctuary via provided map) 
At Healesville Sanctuary 3.30pm to 5.00pm (arrival from TWMA by 3.20 pm) 
Tour Duration: 1 hour at TWMA, 1.5 hours at Healesville Sanctuary (1 hour tour, ½ hour refreshments and meeting Sanctuary Senior Team member)

CONTACT DETAILS: Tel 03 5957 3100 Email