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Winter Festival

Sunday 6 August 2017

Experience winter's magic and explore our relationships with animals in the warmth of the National Portrait Gallery at our free Winter Festival!

For all ages and abilities. All materials provided.

Tjanpi Weavers

Learn how to weave a basket or mat and watch a demonstration of animal-weaving with the Northern Territory’s Tjanpi Weavers. (Limited places)
10.00am–12.00pm and 1.00pm–3.00pm

Woolly creatures

Create your own three dimensional animal portrait, inspired by the Tjanpi Weavers’ techniques.

Origami animals

Fold your own creature into being! Try your hand at a simple fold, tease your mind with a more complicated pattern, or be brave and engineer your very own original.

Ice carving

Watch a kangaroo, koala and eagle emerge from the ‘berg in a show of live ice carving. Glenn Smith from Down Under Ice Designs will be chipping away at the old block to craft these Australian animals. 

Drawn in with Betty Alto

Draw your own wintery scene while listening to Betty Alto, alternative pop band. All materials provided.

Magic Show

Join Nomad The Magician for a thirty-minute magic show that will leave you beguiled and befuddled in equal measure! (Limited places)
12.45pm and 2pm

This program made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC, thank you Tim!