- Four world premiere experiences open at Boola Bardip this weekend
- A year of extraordinary exhibitions and experiences to come
- The Museum has already welcomed 700,000 visitors in its first year
Roaming with gigantic dinosaurs, journeying down a rabbit hole to Wonderland and travelling beyond the Milky Way will be some of the extraordinary experiences on offer at Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip in 2022.
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today officially launched the 2022 exhibition season which kicks off this Saturday with four world premiere experiences.
Exhibitions across the year range from celebrating local WA and Aboriginal stories through to national and international exhibitions that will stretch the imagination through the use of immersive digital technologies.
But you don't have to wait until 2022 because it all starts this Saturday December 11 with:
- Walking with Colour: Cinematic Nature by Michael Haluwana - Vibrant projections and multimedia installations featuring WA's landscapes and seascapes. Free exhibition.
- Belong: Language connecting feeling, culture, country - Rich multimedia exhibition by photographic artist Martine Perret focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, connection to land and the role our bodies play in relating emotions. Free exhibition.
- Beyond the Milky Way - A spectacular 360-degree virtual reality film narrated by physicist Professor Brian Cox about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Universe. From award-winning producer, director and writer Briege Whitehead, and White Spark Pictures. Ticketed experience.
- Illuminate: Timescapes - A unique experience featuring digital projections on Boola Bardip's Old Gaol. Inspired by the Museum's collections and WA's natural beauty, the projections will take place each night from sunset. Principal Partner Minderoo Foundation. Free experience.
Then in the New Year, Boola Bardip welcomes:
- Nyumbi - Commencing January 22, each Saturday at 11am, Nyoongar dancers perform traditional song and dance, and share stories of their rich culture and history. Presented by Tourism WA and supported by the City of Perth. Free experience.
- Virtual Realms - Opening on March 26, this immersive exhibition from London's Barbican pairs six of the world's most acclaimed video game developers with six leading media design studios to create a series of large-scale experimental spaces. Ticketed exhibition.
- Dinosaurs of Patagonia - Opening on July 2, walk with the largest dinosaurs that ever roamed the Earth. Visitors will experience the incredible size of titanosaurs and meet herbivores and carnivores from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. This exhibition is designed by Argentina's Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio. Ticketed exhibition.
- Wonderland - Opening on December 17, this exhibition celebrates the timeless stories of Lewis Carroll. Explore Alice's journey from book to screen through original picture books, magic lanterns and more than 40 moving images, film and TV moments. This exhibition is developed by the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI). Ticketed exhibition.
For information about all WA Museum exhibitions and experiences: https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"With world premieres and acclaimed international exhibitions, WA Museum Boola Bardip is the place to be! The Museum is showcasing local creatives and national and international exhibitions.
"Starting this Saturday visitors can enjoy an incredible array of experiences, including immersive exhibitions, digital projections and a 360-degree virtual reality film about the SKA.
"Start planning your summer and 2022 Museum experiences now. The city and State are alive with creativity and there is something for everyone with both free and paid exhibitions at the Museum. There is so much to see and do, so take advantage of free general admission and experience your award-winning Museum again and again."
Minister's office - 6552 5400