What's on: Movie Time: Sticky, Bright Spots and the Lord Howe Island Expedition

Learn more about the AM expedition to Lord Howe Island through two incredible short films and meet some AM scientists afterwards! 

Still from Sticky (short film)

Still from Sticky (short film)
Photographer:  © Jilli Rose

Event Type:
10 April 2017 to 10 April 2017
10.30 AM to 11.30 AM
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
$8 per person (Anyone taking a seat in the theatre will need to purchase a ticket. Adults will also need to purchase Museum Entry tickets on arrival

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 taking part in 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. 80% 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. Bright Spots is part nature documentary, part fairy tale and chock full of blindingly beautiful, big-hearted science.

You will also be able to get up close to the AM's live phasmids or stick insects!

Age: Recommended for children aged 8 +

Watch the trailer here.


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.

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