Just what the Doctor ordered

MORE than 8000 people have checked out the Invasion exhibition at the WAG, and some of them have been inspired to build their own spaceships and robots.

While the show has been a hit, one of the most popular sections has been the “Creation Space Station”, where the young and not-so-young have been able to make things out of recycled materials.

WAG education officer Delise Oldfield said a large number of people had used the materials — purchased from Western District Employment Access’ Artcycle enterprise — to engage their imagination.

“I didn’t expect to see so many adults getting involved but I think the exhibition evokes childhood memories of the wonders of space and they simply can’t resist the fun,” Oldfield said.

“The stories and enthusiasm attached to the multitude of space creations have kept all the staff highly amused.”

Visitors have also taken part in drawing activities while at the exhibition, leading to some creatively out-of-this-world ideas. 

“We’re now seeing a lot of visitors with children spending time looking at the drawings and having a laugh at the fun anecdotes,” she said.

“The involvement and response has been way beyond anything we ever expected.”

The Invasion exhibition closes on Sunday, having been extended to coincide with Wunta.

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