On Saturday 6 November Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA celebrates the opening of its new home, on Monash University's Caulfield campus, with a day of art installations, live music, family-friendly activities and an old-fashioned barbeque.
As well as the Museum being open to the public, activities will take place in the Ian Potter Sculpture Court:
Live performances by an eclectic mix of Melbourne's musical luminaries, including stinging rock icon and former Beast of Bourbon, Spencer P. Jones, alongside the atmospheric pop of singer Sophia Brous - ahead of her November residency at the Grace Darling - and the contemplative, anti-rock melodic beauty of KES. These performances kick off from 2:00 pm.
Brook Andrew's Jumping Castle War Memorial 2010, decorated with patterns based on Wiradjuri designs and recently featured at the 17th Biennale of Sydney.
Hell Gallery will recreate their Furburger Stall, recently shown at the Tate Modern's ten-year anniversary celebratory exhibition No Soul For Sale.
Students from Star of the Sea College will recreate Howard Arkley's iconic painting Family home - suburban exterior 1993, with a palette of 40,000 coloured bottle tops, with the original on display only a short distance away.
There will also be face painting, bar, coffee cart, a sausage sizzle run by the Rotary Club of Caulfield Inc, and guided tours of the Museum's inaugural exhibition Change.
"MUMA's housewarming is an opportunity to celebrate a new museum for the wider community. We are inviting guests to experience Kerstin Thompson's architecture, explore our inaugural exhibition Change, and enjoy the live music and a range of performance activities. This is the first of an ongoing series of events we'll be holding at MUMA."
- MUMA Director, Max Delany