Open Weekend 2021 at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Minna Gilligan, Miss you Miss California Miss World Miss Universe, 2020 (detail)TarraWarra Museum of Art’s Open Weekend returns this weekend, with two days of free entry to the Museum’s major exhibition Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce, a major outdoor installation by Minna Gilligan and a free tote bag printmaking workshop with local artist Bronwyn Ward.

“Open Weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a day of art in our beautiful Yarra Valley setting,” said Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art. “This year we are thrilled to present Minna Gilligan’s outdoor flag installation Six Flags, based on a new series of collage works by the artist. Bring along a picnic, or relax with a coffee or wine, at this free, family-friendly event.”

The Open Weekend 2021 program includes: 

  • Six Flags, a major site-specific installation by Melbourne-based artist Minna Gilligan, accompanied by a free zine publication. Drawing on the idea of flags as symbols of unity, strength and community, six full-height flagpoles flying large-scale, fabric flags will transform the Museum grounds.
  • A free printmaking workshop with local artist Bronwyn Ward. Make monoprints of grass, twigs, ferns, fronds, and leaves on a tote bag that you can use and wear with pride! 11.00am and 1.00pm sessions for children and families, 3.00pm session for adults.
  • Free entry to Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarcean exhibition of works from Aboriginal artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce themed on the monumental elements of earth, water, fire and air, curated by Hetti Perkins.
  • Bring along a picnic to enjoy on our beautiful Museum grounds, grab a coffee from Oscar Vintage Coffee Van, or relax with a glass of wine from TarraWarra Estate. If you’d prefer to leave the catering to someone else, pre-book a table in the Restaurant or reserve a picnic hamper with TarraWarra Estate, bookings essential.
  • And offsite, consider taking the Looking Glass Trail – a self-guided itinerary to open your eyes, ears and minds to the Indigenous history of the Yarra Valley region. Tune into a playlist curated by Looking Glass artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce, visit an art project on the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River) in Healesville and take a virtual visit to Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, one of Australia’s most significant sites.

TarraWarra Museum of Art’s Open Weekend runs Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2021. Free entry – bookings essential to help manage capacity and keep the event COVIDSafe. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Minna Gilligan, Miss you Miss California Miss World Miss Universe, 2020 (detail), acrylic and collage on found image – courtesy the artist and Daine Singer

UPDATE: TarraWarra Museum of Art’s Open Weekend has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic