January 27, 2015

The Making of Midnight Oil Newcastle Museum 20 February 2015 – 10 May 2015


Developed by Manly Art Gallery and Museum, The Making of Midnight Oil examines the iconic band’s impact on social and cultural history across a 40-year period. The exhibition is jam packed with rare and iconic items including stage props, instruments, protest banners, hand written lyrics, photographs and posters sourced from public and private collections as well as the band’s own archives.

Admission fees:
• 3 and under Free
• Child $4
• Concession $5
• Adult $7
• Family $15

Curator Tours
Hear the stories behind the objects and find out how this amazing exhibition was developed through our curator led tours of the exhibition.

Hosted by Midnight Oils drummer Rob Hirst and Manly Art Gallery and Museum’s exhibition curator Ross Heathcote.
When: 11am, 20 February
Cost: $20 per person
Booking essential: 4974 1401 (places are limited)

Hosted by Newcastle Art Gallery Curator Sarah Johnson, initial development curator of the Making of Midnight Oil.
When: 11am, 20 March
Cost: $20 per person
Bookings essential: 4974 1401 (places are limited)

Song Writing Q & A
Iconic Australian songwriters Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) and Reg Mombassa (Mental As Anything) will front an interactive discussion on their creative song writing process and behind-the-scenes stories of the songs that made a generation. Facilitated by Australian songwriter, musician and MAX presenter Chit Chat Von Loopin Stab, this is an amazing opportunity for Newcastle.
Come along for a rare and intimate opportunity to hear musical masters and rock icons share their song writing successes.
When: 6.30 – 9pm, Saturday 4 April
Cost: $25pp
Bookings essential: 4974 1401

Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW 2300
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 5.00pm

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