Ewe don’t want to miss this

Geelong's National Wool Museum is a must-see for art buffs and history lovers alike. (Supplied)

Elle Cecil

Geelong’s National Wool Museum is currently hosting several exhibitions with both Australian and international elements.

On loan from London’s Natural History Museum is the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 57 exhibition.

On display until May 15 2022, this world renowned exhibition showcases breathtaking imagery of different animals and creatures around the world. Advocating for care and protection of our planet, the exhibition aims to highlight the importance of the stories of a variety of species found on our beautiful green Earth.

Also currently on show is stunning work of local photographer Nicole Marie. Her portrait project ‘The Work of Nature’ showcases the significant contribution of environment volunteers in the region. Each of the eight people photographed were nominated by their peers and members of the community for their contribution to conserving and protecting the environment.

One of the museum’s highlights is the multi award-winning permanent exhibition, On the Land: Our Story Retold. This is an exhibition about change, people, places and our impact on the land. The interactive exhibition explores themes of the Australian wool story and Wadawurrung Country – Geelong’s Traditional Owners, as well as a history of farming and other land management and industry innovations.

Tools of the trade will be on display, as well as pieces from leading Geelong artists including sculptures, painting, photography, sound installations, traditional art, and even taxidermy art.

If you are in Geelong during Design Week from March 17 to March 27, be sure to visit the Museum as it presents the art installation Micron: Light, Wool, Belonging by Skunk Control.

Exploring the properties of wool through light, vibration and visceral engagement, Micron traverses the atomic world of fibres. Their utility in providing unexpected stability in structures as well as their use in explaining universal phenomena and pairing with light reveal visually perplexing perception effects.

A visit would not be complete without a wander through the Museum Shop, one of Geelong’s most charming gift and homewares shopping experiences. Stocking the highest quality woollen garments, homewares and speciality gifts with a commitment to Australian designers and creators.

For more information, visit www.nwm.vic.gov.au, or phone (03) 5272 4701.

The National Wool Museum is located on Wadawurrung Country, 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Opening hours are from 10am – 3pm each day.

Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $6 for children, $8 for concession holders, and $30 for families of two adults and up to four children.