What's on: Culture Up Late: Turning the Tide

The existential threat to the earth’s marine life and oceans posed by pollution and warming demands action.

Culture Up Late 2018

Culture Up Late 2018
Photographer:  © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
21 February 2018

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Event Line-up - Culture Up Late: Turning the Tide

In Conversation with Ocean Guardian Lucas Handley

The marine biologist, underwater photographer and freedive instructor annotates a selection of short films from the BLUE series with his passionate approach to ocean conservation.

Refuse / Reuse Weaving Workshop and Yarning Circle

Join elder Karleen Green to learn how to weave turtles, snakes and jellyfish from recycled materials while discussing Aboriginal ecological knowledge and the impact of waste on our marine life.

Waste Not Wearable Art

Shore up your trashionista credentials in this funky wearable art workshop led by leading environmental artist and activist Marina DeBris.

Live Music: The Acappelicans

Dip a toe into the award-winning ensemble of songbirds’ sparkling harmonies.
5:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm


Work with our Aboriginal staff to create your very own jewellery with natural materials drawn from the sea.

Virtual Reality: CHASING CORAL

Coral bleaching is one of the most visible effects of climate change. See the changes to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes in this VR experience: immerse yourself in the underwater seascape of the Great Barrier Reef before it disappears.

Conservatorium Compositions

Short, original musical compositions by Sydney Conservatorium of Music students, inspired by the Australian Museum’s exhibitions.
Alexis Weaver: 5:40pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 8:40pm
Josh Winestock: 5:20pm, 7:20pm
Henry Hulme: 6:20pm, 8:20pm
Nicholas Theodorou: 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm

Touch Tables

Australian Museum’s knowledgeable volunteers open our collections to you in these intimate, personal and tactile interactions. Touch as much as you want, ask all the questions you can think of, learn something new!

Spot Tours

Connect with our collection through the eyes of Australian Museum Staff. Go on an adventure through selected exhibits and experience the personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, informal tours.

3D Science and Technology

Get up close and personal with the scientists at the forefront of 3D scanning and printing technologies and how they are used by Museums for research, conservation and education.

Magnificent Marine Minerals with Mel Murray

How long does it take to form a diamond? Why are rubies red? What habits do crystals have and can they be broken? Discover the pedigree of perfection with Earth scientist Melissa Murray as she delves into the mysteries of magnificent minerals from one of the top 10 minerals collections in the world.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Tickets include free access to the entire museum, including temporary exhibition Mammoths - Giant of the Ice Age

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