Storytellers exhibition and program series

Opened: 19 November 2018
Closed: 3 March 2019

Welcome to Storytellers, three exhibitions in one and an accompanying program series! Storytellers features two artists-in-residence – performance-maker Deborah Leiser-Moore and embroiderer Anna Hechtman, as well as an enticing exhibition of objects from our collection – What is it?

Each part of Storytellers invites you to discover stories you’ve never heard before, while also asking you – what’s your story? See the Museum as you’ve never seen it before and prepare to be inspired, comforted, moved and confronted by the power of storytelling.

What is it?
Objects from the Museum’s Collection

Until Sunday 6 January 2018

Put on your curator’s hat and view this unique exhibition of objects from our collection without labels. Look closely at the objects, and think about what they might be. Write your own label and bring your own story and experience to the objects on display.

Deborah Leiser-Moore, M: Kaddish for the Children – In Development

Deborah is a performer and director. Come watch her as she constructs her new piece, M: Kaddish for the Children. At the end of her residency this piece will be performed at Footscray Community Arts Centre as part of their Women, Art & Politics program. While Deborah develops her work there will be video footage of past works on display as well as props she will use to create her set and performance. You will be able to see the full production of M: Kaddish for the Children at Footscray Community Arts Centre by booking tickets here.

Deborah will be in residence until Friday 8 February during the following times:
Thursdays, 11am to 1pm  /  2pm to 4pm
Fridays, 11am to 1pm
Sundays, 11am to 3pm
(Deborah won’t be in the Museum on 20 January)

Anna Hechtman – making challah covers

Anna is a textile designer based in Melbourne, focusing on embroidery, crochet, weaving, tapestry and natural dyeing. Come and sit with Anna as she creates embroidered challah covers inspired by our collection. While you watch her work there will also be embroidery materials for you to pick up and create your own piece. A selection of various examples of embroidery from our Museum collection, for example torah covers and challah covers will also be on display.

Anna will be in residence until Sunday 24 February during the following times:
Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm  /  1pm to 3pm
Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm  /  1pm to 3pm
Sundays 13 and 27 January, 10 and 24 February, 2pm to 5pm

The Dead Twin by Chi Vu
Director/Performer: Deborah Leiser-Moore
Photographer: Jave Lee