Australian First in Pest Treatment - Woodford Academy

4:30pm Wednesday, 7 November 2018
6:30pm Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Woodford Academy
90-92 Great Western Highway,
Woodford , New South Wales 2778

Hosted by Museums Galleries Australia (NSW)

Wednesday 7th November
4.30 - 6.30pm  Woodford Academy
90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford 2778 NSW

Parking available at rear on Vale Rd (off Woodford Ave)
The 14:48 Blue Mountains train from Central Station - Platform 7 arrives Woodford station at 16:20. 10 min walk from Woodford Train station.

In an Australian first, the Academy’s buildings will be progressively sealed and left to heat over a week this coming summer, eradicating the infestation of insects that have taken up residence in the 180 year old buildings and its collections.
The last artistic event of the Woodford Academy’s 2018 cultural program, ‘Dust’ engages with the idea of collection care while at the same time examining the lives and activities of insects.
Come and hear and participate in an open discussion between Alex Roach, who will be undertaking the pest treatment, Rebecca Pinchin from the National Trust and Jacqueline Speeding Curator of the exhibition ‘Dust’.

Alex Roach, Director of Modified Atmospheres, is a preventive conservation and integrated pest management professional. He has more than 20 years’ experience in materials conservation.
Rebecca Pinchin is currently the Collections Manager, National Trust NSW with its 38 plus properties across NSW. She has worked with local government and community organisations in regional NSW for over 20 years.
Jacqueline Spedding is a multi award winning Blue Mountains based artist: 2014 Winner, Major Acquisitive Award, Sculpture at Scenic World; 2011 Finalist, Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, Sydney College of the Arts; 2010 Zelda Stedman Student Travel Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts. In 2017 she relocated her ceramics studio to the Old Lithgow Pottery.

The Woodford Academy is the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains and is of state heritage significance. Built originally as an Inn in the 1830s, it has also operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907-1936 under the ownership of John McManamey as an exclusive school – Woodford Academy.
It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s daughter Gertrude.

Join us after at Springwood Sports Club for a drink and a meal.  
83 Macquarie Road, Springwood NSW 2777 Australia.  
5 min walk to Springwood railway station.

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Part of the MA NSW member’s events series - Nov 2018
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