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August Meetup - Perth Cultural Centre

Join us on the trail of 20 endangered species - right in the centre of Perth city! Come explore the Wild About Babies public sculpture exhibit in the Perth Cultural Centre near the WA Museum.
August Meetup - Perth Cultural Centre
Wild about babies by Gillie and Marc at the Perth Cultural Centre - image from WA Museum.

Another beautiful sunny day - this time out in the city with the amazing baby animal sculptures. It was quiet and we were able to start with a quick blind contour drawing demonstration of Aldo the baby African elephant before wandering around to journal the other sculptures at our own pace.

Gillie and Marc's life-sized bronze sculptures of 20 of the world's most endangered baby animals might not be alive and moving, but there is still opportunity to learn about them and add our experiences into our nature journals. Stay and study your favourite or wander around, perhaps including a poem to describe how you feel about the plight of these threatened creatures. For those interested in WA's own endangered babies there is more to explore inside the WA Museum.

The trail is family and wheelchair friendly. There's also a safari passport you can print at home to give to the kids.

Afterwards we can meet and share at Epoch café where there is also a gallery of original paintings created by Gillie and Marc on display.

What to expect: Casual, self-led exploration along the trail.

All skill levels are welcome. Children must be supervised at all times. Please register if you plan to attend.

Date: Saturday 26th August 2023

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: WA Museum Boola Bardip entrance

Wild About Babies Trail map from WA Museum Boola Bardip - download A4 version at link.

What to bring: A journal and your favourite mark-making tools. Some good walking shoes, a water bottle and maybe a snack. Remember to slip-slop-slap-wrap if the sun's out, or an umbrella and raincoat if there's a chance of rain.

Cost: This is a pay-what-you-feel event. The suggested donation is $10/per individual and $20/per family, but it is up to you. Your support helps keep the nature journal club running!