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(We are all made of) STARDUST

We often look up into the night sky and contemplate the beauty of the stars, but did you know we are all made of stardust? Made of the same elements as the stars – carbon, nitrogen, calcium and trace elements?

This fact forms the basis of the project, (We are all made of) Stardust, where people in the Murray Arts region have been exploring the stars and their relationship with them. The final free stargazing evening will be held at St.John’s Lutheran School, 154 Adams Street, Jindera, Thursday October 9 from 6.00pm.

During the evening stargazers will be able to witness the dramatic landscape astrophotography of Greg Gibbs, listen to Aboriginal stories and learn about the solar system before looking through telescopes with experts from the Albury Wodonga Astronomical Society (AWAS).

As well as astronomy the project also involves the development of charcoal drawing with artist Zhen Chew, Aboriginal storytelling and film making.  Zhen will facilitate a charcoal drawing through the use of time lapse photography and Nomad Films, Helen Newman, will use these animations and other images to create a documentary scheduled for completion in November.

The project builds on the successful Charcoal Night project run in 2013 -a partnership between Murray Arts, the AWAS and Albury Wodonga Community College.

Read more about the (We are all made of) Stardust project at Murray Arts. 

Watch a short film about the Charcoal Night project.

Image credit: Greg Gibbs