Media release: Upcoming Exhibitions 2012/ 2013

With Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures now showing until April 2013, there are more GREAT exhibitions and displays to come in 2012/ 2013.

Menagerie #5

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MENAGERIE

When: 22 December 2012 – 2 March 2014
Where: Level G, Indigenous Australians Gallery
Cost: Free with general Museum entry


Discover how Indigenous Australian artists are inspired by animals in this vibrant exhibition of 68 contemporary sculptures recently purchased by the Australian Museum following a 2009 collaboration with Object: Australian Design Centre.

In addition, see a selection of framed works by award-winning artist Danie Mellor and 14 traditional bark paintings from the Museum’s collections.


CHARLES ADDAMS: AMERICAN GOTHIC

When: 2 March 2013 – 25 August 2013
Where: Level G, Skeleton Gallery
Cost: Free with general Museum entry
 

They’re creepy and they’re kooky... Enjoy the rare chance to view 37 drawings by the extraordinary man and artist, Charles Addams – creator of The Addams Family.

This captivating display exposes a new generation to the haunting genius that was Charles Addams and allows those that already know his work to enjoy it all over again.

Dark, heart warming and humorous, the works are in Sydney for a limited time from the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, New York.
 

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

When: 8 June 2013 – 7 October 2013
Where: Level G
Cost: (including general admission)
Adult $17
Concession $12
Child $9
Extra Child $6
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $43
Family (1 adult + 2 children) $26
 

The world’s most prestigious wildlife photography exhibition returns to the Australian Museum in 2013 with 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.

Now in its 48th year, the international competition attracted over 48,000 entries from 98 countries, from amateur and professional photographers alike.

The rigorous selection process brought together judges from across the globe, to choose the best entries based on creativity, artistry and technical complexity.

Through the lens of wildlife photography, the exhibition captures the intrigue and beauty of our planet, giving us a glimpse of the natural world as it has never been seen before.

Photographers can enter next year’s competition online from 17 December 2012 – 22 February 2013.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum, London and BBC Worldwide.

Editors Note: A maximum of 10 images can be published provided the appropriate credits are included to ensure image use is within the terms and conditions.


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