What's on: Short film screening: Sticky, Bright Spots and the Lord Howe Island Expedition
Learn more about the AM expedition to Lord Howe Island through two incredible short films followed by a Q&A with AM scientists.
- Event Type:
- 23 January 2017 to 24 January 2017
- 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM
- Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
- $8 per person after general admission
Join us for a screening of Jilli Rose's animated films Sticky (2014, 20 mins) and Bright Spots (2016, 8 mins) together with a Q&A session with AM scientists who are about to embark on an expedition to Lord Howe Island!
Sticky is a short animated documentary telling the dazzling conservation success story of the stick insects of Lord Howe Island. It's a celebration of the persistence of life, epic people of science and the little creatures underfoot.
Bright Spots is a poetic portrait of scientist Nick Holmes and his work preventing extinctions on islands. Eighty percent of the world's extinctions have occurred on islands. In the 1990s, two surfer / biologists decided to do something about that. Today, their company Island Conservation employs dozens of people around the globe, removing feral animals from islands, preventing extinctions and making our world a little more hope-filled. Director Jilli Rose interviewed their chief scientist under a tree at the IUCN World Parks Congress, and the resulting film is part nature documentary, part fairy tale and chock full of blindingly beautiful, big-hearted science.
Watch the trailer here.
You will also be able to get up close to the AM's live phasmids or stick insects!
Age: Recommended for children aged 10 +
No refunds. Any date transfers need to be notified at least 72 hours before event. Changes are made at AM staff discretion.
Please note: The AM can be busy during school holiodays so we advise participants to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your allocated start time. This is to ensure you have sufficient time to show your program ticket/s, purchase accomanying Adult ticket/s at Admissions and find program venue.
Frequently asked questions
Can I just buy a ticket for the program at the Museum?
Online bookings recommended. Unsold tickets may be available on the day, however, there is no guarantee of availability.
Do I need to stay for the whole session?
Yes. Parents will need to stay with their children.
Can younger or older siblings attend?
Yes, however, anyone taking up a seat in the theatre will need a ticket.
How do I get to the Australian Museum?
The AM is located on the corner of College Street and William Street in central Sydney, just across the road from Hyde Park and opposite St Mary's Cathedral. Bus, train and parking information can be found here.