Folding Australia is the origami convention for beginners and enthusiasts alike

24–25th October 2015, at Scienceworks Museum in Victoria

Join us for two days of learning, folding and fun

Convention Details Emu by Gen Hagiwara
Folding Australia Origami Convention

24-25th October, 2015
at Scienceworks Museum

Melbourne, Australia

About the Convention

Master the art of origami with Australia's leading artists. Learn all about paper selection, folding techniques, paper treatments, and start folding your own origami artwork. Origami is one of the most innovative ways to transform paper into art. Learn the secrets of this traditional art form undergoing a modern day renaissance.

Folding Australia 2015 will run from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th of October at Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood.

Registration on both days starts at 9:30am. Sessions start at 10am.

If you have a model (or models) you would like to display at the display area, bring it along!

Schedule

Two days of origami taught by local and international experts in Melbourne, Australia. Model displays, classes, and a chance to socialise with fellow origami enthusiasts. It's also a great chance to try something new if you've never done origami before and are interested in learning. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!

Saturday 24th October

Session A
Session B
Registration from 9:30am
9:55am Welcome and introductions
10:00am
A. Charmaine Cruise (Melbourne) – Mette Unit by Mette Pedersen, beginner
B. Gen Hagiwara (Melbourne/Japan) – Emu, advanced
11:30am
A. Winnie Leung (Sydney) – Whale by Beth Johnson, Owl Bird, beginner
B. Steven Casey (Melbourne) – Dog, intermediate
One hour break for lunch approx. 1:00pm
2:00pm
A. Mike Assis (USA), various, intermediate
B. Darren Scott (Geelong), Hydrangea, intermediate
3:30pm Group activities session
End of Day approx. 4:45pm
6:00pm– Social dinner and casual folding off-site
Venue TBC

Sunday 25th October

Session A
Session B
Registration from 9:30am
10:00am
A. Harry Newnam (Melbourne) – Bat, beginner-intermediate
B. Mike Assis (USA) – TBA, intermediate
11:30am
A. Darren Scott (Geelong) – Liberty Star 6pc, intermediate
B. Max Chan (Melbourne) – Tree Frog by Robert Lang, advanced
One hour break for lunch approx. 1:00pm
2:00pm
A. Gen Hagiwara (Melbourne/Japan), Pumpkin and Maple Leaf, intermediate
B. Steven Casey (Melbourne), Dog 2, intermediate
3:30pm Wrap-up events
End of Day approx. 4:45pm

The teaching schedule is subject to change, and people can move between sessions as they wish.

A ‘break out’ area will be available to relax and socialise.

A selection of books from the Melbourne Origami Group library will be available for browsing and reference during the convention.

Pop-up talks may also make an appearance – stay tuned!

In addition to the main Folding Australia events, free public workshops will be held on the Saturday afternoon from 1-4:30pm and Sunday morning from 10-12noon. Come along and try out some simple origami.

Venue

Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood is an inspiring space full of creativity, fun and – of course – science. It’s a perfect fit with origami and we are proud to be able to present Folding Australia at Scienceworks Museum.

You can find out more about Scienceworks Museum at museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks.

Getting There

Scienceworks Museum is located within about a ten minute walk from Spotswood train station. Ample on-site parking is also available with a modest flat parking fee of $3.

Map

Full map

Tickets and T-shirts

Convention Tickets

Full Two Day Pass

Discounted Online Price

$80
Adults

$50
Juniors (< 15yrs)
& Concession

Saturday Only

Discounted Online Price

$50
Adults

$30
Juniors (< 15yrs)
& Concession

Sunday Only

Discounted Online Price

$50
Adults

$30
Juniors (< 15yrs)
& Concession

Tickets include access to all classes and activities run across Folding Australia including general access to the Scienceworks Museum, for the days or day chosen.

All attendees will receive a goodie bag on the day with a selection of paper for folding and a few surprises too.

A note for parents / guardians: If you will be attending, but not participating, you are not required to purchase a ticket. However, if you or your child wish to explore the rest of Scienceworks Museum at any stage, you will be required to purchase entry from the Scienceworks ticket counter.

T-shirts

A 2015 Folding Australia t-shirt was be produced, available in sizes S through XXL and three colours. The design features the Folding Australia 2015 logo with the emu model designed by Gen Hagiwara.

Looking For Origami around Australia?

Looking for some orgiami near you? Check out the main Origami Australia website to find local clubs and more.

Previous Conventions

Information about Folding Australia 2012 is hosted on Origami Australia.

Information about the Folding Australia conventions from 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 can be found at Matthew Gardiner's Paper Crane site.