Fireballs in the Sky!



Discover meteoroids, meteors and meteorites!

At this free exhibition learn about the exciting Fireballs in the Sky science research project and find out how you can get involved in tracking meteors as well as see some real life meteorites!

Knowing where a meteorite came from, and what it is made of, will help us to address some of the biggest questions in planetary science: how our planetary system came into being, and how dust and gas produced a planet capable of supporting life – our Earth.

The Desert Fireball Network (DFN) is a network of digital cameras in the outback desert of Australia which capture photographs of the night sky.

The exhibition runs Wednesday 8 April to Sunday 3 May during regular opening hours.

New Gallery 1855 exhibition

Contested Landscapes: natural and built environments undergoing change  is a new painting exhibition featuring the works of Robert Habel, which opens 2pm Sunday 21 September, at Gallery 1855.

Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Visual artist Robert Habel has been painting landscapes for over thirty years but not in the traditional sense.

His practice doesn’t acquiesce to the traditions, rules and nostalgic affirmations of the past.

Instead, his landscapes deal with issues of ecological and cultural sustainability.

To Robert, the depiction of land undergoing change or suffering abuse is as relevant in art today as idealistic landscape painting was in the past.

For more information about Robert’s creative practice please visit his website

Come along to Robert’s floor talk on Saturday 25 October from 2pm.

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The inaugural exhibition at the Old Council Chambers Gallery

Have a piece of your art exhibited in the inaugural exhibition in our new and exciting Art Space!

The inaugural exhibition is open to anyone who works, lives or plays within the City of Tea Tree Gully. Artists are invited to submit an application to exhibit one piece of art work being either 2D and 3D. For more details please read the Information and Application Pack. If you are interested in applying or have any queries please email Michael Treasure or call 8397 7426

Don’t forget you can have your say and vote for the new gallery name on our website: voting closes 1 October 2012

Materials Futures – the exhibition

One of the exhibition displays. Click for a larger view.

The Library is hosting the national exhibition, Materials Futures, from tomorrow afternoon until Thursday September 22. This travelling exhibition is brought to you by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute and sponsored by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – Questacon.

This exhibition features materials of the future; carbon fibre, lightweight steels, optic fibre and greener concrete, materials that are safer, more efficient and friendlier to the environment. There is more to materials than look and feel. It takes many, and often special, properties to suit particular uses.

Come in and check out what chemistry developments occurring today, that you may be using in the future. There will also be a guestbook to sign!

The Fred Hollows Exhibition

‘In Fred’s Footsteps – the Fred Hollows Exhibition’ has landed at the Library. This is a national touring exhibition that celebrates the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. This exhibition uses pictures and text to outline the life and achievements of Fred Hollows and the continuing work of the Fred Hollows Foundation.

It is on display in the library near the entrance to the Relaxed Reading Lounge and will be up until August 4th so come have look next time you are in.