Victorian Seniors Festival: RMIT Gallery morning tea and art tours

Get your free artwork at Power to the People! - RMIT Gallery is giving away large color posters of Spanish artist Julio Falagán's work (pictured, left). Photo: Vicki Jones Photography

Get your free artwork at Power to the People! RMIT Gallery is giving away large color posters of Spanish artist (pictured, left) Julio Falagán’s work. Photo: Vicki Jones Photography

During the first week of the 33rd Victorian Seniors Festival, RMIT Gallery is hosting a special morning tea for seniors on Thursday 8 October from 11 am-12 noon.

Free public transport is available to Victorian Seniors Card holders during this week, with free travel on trams, trains and buses including free travel on V/Line economy class rail and coach.

So, take advantage of this opportunity and come into the Melbourne CBD and enjoy a special cultural activity at RMIT Gallery, with morning tea, as you explore the exhibitions Power to the People! and Performing Mobilities.

Our experienced guide will provide an insight into the new Performing Mobilities exhibition which presents new, experimental work that explores the mobility of people, migration, and worlds in motion.

Kick your shoes off and walk on a large expanse of pink salt from the Murray Darling region – or even lie down and make ‘salt angels’ if you feel so inclined (the artist Mick Douglas says both use and interpretation of the work is up to you – the audience!) Other intriguing works include taking a colored stick for a short stroll around the gallery – or event up Swanston Street; throwing a Frisbee around; or (for the energetic) jumping on arrows placed on the gallery floor. It’s all part of the physical engagement with an exhibition that even reveals a pigeon’s view of the journey home.

Walk in Mick Douglas’ work ‘Sal De Sal’ at Performing Mobilities. The installation presents a body of salt recently collected from the Murray-Darling Basin, an area of increasing salinity. Photo: Vicki Jones Photography.

Walk in Mick Douglas’ work ‘Sal De Sal’ at Performing Mobilities. The installation presents a body of salt recently collected from the Murray-Darling Basin, an area of increasing salinity. Photo: Vicki Jones Photography.

Don’t go home without taking your enormous, gorgeous high quality free color poster of artwork by Spanish artist Julio Falagán, who delighted audiences with his witty take on breaking into the competitive art market during his recent visit to Melbourne.

Julio’s exhibition ‘Power to the People!’ also invites audiences to become art collectors by taking his original work off the wall and for a small coin donation, photocopying your favourite. All money donated goes directly to the RMIT Scholarship Philanthropy Fund for disadvantaged undergraduate students.

We look forward to seeing you at the RMIT Gallery Seniors Morning Tea and Tour. Please note, if you are accompanying a Senior who requires assistance, we also welcome you to join in all the activities, give-aways and morning tea.

What: RMIT Gallery Seniors Morning Tea and Tour.

When: Thursday 8 October from 11 am-12 noon.

Cost: Free for Seniors and their carers.

Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street Melbourne (diagonally opposite Melbourne Central station, or take the tram along Swanston Street to Melbourne Central stop).

Bookings: appreciated, for catering: (03) 9925 1717.

Highlights of previous Seniors Festival activities at RMIT Gallery

2014: Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo – curator talk with Dr Jacky Healy

2014: Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo – curator talk with Dr Jacky Healy

2011: Space Invaders – print workshop with street artist Twone

2011: Space Invaders – print workshop with street artist Twone

2010: Somewhat Different: German design exhibition

2010: Somewhat Different: German design exhibition

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