Thursday 25 May 5.30 for 5.45pm start $20
Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney. Enter via William Street entrance.
Join the Stead Foundation at the Australian Museum for an illuminating evening inspired by the art work of Harriet and Helena Scott. First wander through the exhibition at 5.45 pm. Then at 6.30pm watch acclaimed actresses Megan Drury and Lucy Goleby bring Harriet and Helena Scott to life in the short, performed reading Through Their Eyes. Drawn from the Scott sisters’ own correspondences and accompanied live by musician Emma Rayner, it reveals the sisters’ eccentric adolescence on Ash Island (near Newcastle), their extraordinary scientific achievements and their at times wonderful and tragic lives. Following this, special guests discuss the unique role Ash Island has played in the creative minds of artists from the Scott Sisters through to the present day. Complimentary drink on arrival.
The Scott Sisters’ records are held by the Australian Museum and are being used by the Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project in their ecological restoration work on Ash Island and surrounds.
Image: Doug Beckers, Freshwater Wetland, Hunter Wetlands National Park, Newcastle, via Flickr