Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s summer blockbuster will present a suite of exhibitions which explore the concept of wrapping, whether it be a rock star in leather, a soprano in a wig or a eucalyptus tree bound by tarpaulin. The Enraptured exhibition will explore the way in which costume is used in music and theatre to create a persona to hide behind or reveal personality, or simply to please, tease or unease the audience. It will be rounded out by a display of works by one of the world’s greatest artists, the annual exhibition of local HSC artworks, and a presentation of works by young local artists.
The Art of Costuming: Costumes from Opera Australia
Step into the enchanting world of opera costumes. Take a unique and intimate look at what goes on behind the scenes of an opera production, from the perspective of its costume and wig designers and makers. Discover the intricacies and nuances which bring a character to life through the magic of costumes.
Tony Mott Rock Photos
Tony Mott is one of, if not the, world’s leading music photographers. His images have a seminal place in the history of Australian rock. His portraits show music artists in both intimate and stage environments and his work ideally communicates the diverse and fascinating ways in which costume is used by musical artists. In this exhibition, Tony also shares the strange and wonderful stories of what unfolded behind the photographs.
Image credit (left): Tony Mott, ACDC
Christo: John Kaldor Family Collection - Artist Room
Christo is one of the world’s greatest and most enduring contemporary artists, having practiced for over half a century. Infamous for his wrapped works, Christo, along with life-long partner Jeanne-Claude, has made his mark all over the world by wrapping its most famous, and obscure, monuments and landmarks, including the Reichstag in Berlin and New York City’s Central Park. His first endeavour to Australia was in 1969, wrapping the coast of Sydney’s Little Bay in one million square feet of fabric. Documentation of this monumental work, along with many of Christo’s smaller wrapped pieces, will be on loan from the Art Gallery of NSW and displayed in Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s Hopper Gallery.
In recognition of the achievements and talents of local students, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to present Next:2013, the second annual exhibition of visual arts works from HSC students. The exhibition will showcase a selection of artworks produced by students from schools in the Liverpool community for their Year 12 body of work. Come view the Next:2013 exhibition and listen to the artists talk about their artworks, methodologies and inspirations.
Artist talks will be held on Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 December from 10am – 11am.
For large school bookings, contact our Education Officer on 9824 1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anney Bounpraseuth and Lleah Smith
Wishing Well is an exhibition by two local artists exploring their fascination with their favourite children’s story; Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Wishing Well aims to spark an appreciation and understanding of the complex capacity of Love and the Imagination, as explored through these narratives. The well is a common motif present in both books. Its presence marks as a symbol of hope and faith; yet in the context of the exhibition, it is also the meeting point which connects the artists and their practices to one another. The artworks reveal how these stories and their messages have spiritually and philosophically informed the artist’s lives; from childhood, to adulthood and beyond. Wishing Well visually portrays the otherwise intangible and multi-faceted nature of Love and the Imagination. Drawing from these intrinsic themes, the works celebrate the magic of the everyday with a childlike sense of wonder.