News and Events from the Grainger Museum
March 2019
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As we prepare to farewell our current exhibition, Objects of Fame: Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger, this month's e-News shares insights into our next exhibition, How it plays: Innovations in tuned percussion, from the perspectives of creation, content, and collaboration.

How it plays is a collaborative exhibition and performance project and includes the Grainger Museum, Federation Handbells (Museums Victoria/Creative Victoria), Speak Percussion, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, & Melbourne School of Design.

We provide a look into the nature of the How it plays and Melbourne School of Design collaboration, in which Masters of Architecture students engage with exhibition design innovations and development. 

We also share some insights into the practice of our current Composer in Residence, Kate Tempany, and how her practice relates to key themes at the core of How it plays.  

Our Visitor Profile this month shines a light on some important work being done by our current intern, Regitze from Denmark. She shares with us some information about her own background, as well as the challenges and rewards of her project.

Warm Regards,
Grainger Museum

Upcoming Exhibition: How it Plays
How it plays: innovations in percussion explores radical innovations in percussion, focussed on Melbourne, that have changed the way we can all hear, and play music, ranging from Percy Grainger’s ‘tuneful percussion’ in the early twentieth century, to the present, with the Federation Handbells, and the trailblazing organisation Speak Percussion.  
Melbourne School of Design x 'How it plays'
How it plays engages postgraduate Masters of Architecture students from the Melbourne School of Design in developing and testing innovative design ideas, featuring the Federation Handbells. Led by Darcy Zelenko, the 15 students in Studio 18 will develop and test innovative design ideas, and fabricate their chosen design for inclusion in the exhibition.
Grainger Museum Composer in Residence
Our current composer in residence, Kate Tempany, is a composer, tabla player and community artist. Her work combines a passionate interest in the environment with a vibrant multiculturalism drawing on Hindustani, West African and Indian folk compositional idioms. Find out more about Kate's Composer in Residence project, involving our upcoming exhibition, How it plays
Objects of Fame Ending Soon
As much as we wish we could give our current exhibition, Objects of Fame 'more farewells than Melba', it must come to a close on March 31, 2019. There's a little over a week left to take in these stories, legacies and ruminations on the nature of fame, through objects from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection, and the Grainger Museum.
This month we introduce you to our current intern Regitze, a Danish Educational Sociology graduate, who is currently working on translating the many untouched correspondences between Karen Holten and Percy Grainger from Danish into English. To find out more about Regite's experiences click here.
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