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1 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019 | 9.00am - 4.00pm

This July, Casula Powerhouse will present GIANT LEAP, a multi-arts program designed to harness the high levels of interest generated by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969. The 1969 moon-landing captured imaginations around the globe, ranging from the great wonder of science and technology to the creative expression from artists, filmmakers and writers of the time. It has become part of our popular culture in Australia, with pride taken in the involvement of Australians in the event, and had a long-lasting impact around the world.

The GIANT LEAP program includes the exhibitions HIGH LOOM, a large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall by Lisa Sammut; Memories of the Moon Landing in the Marsden Gallery; Astronaut in the Switch Gallery; Future in the Upper Turbine Gallery; and Under the Same Moon in the Hopper Gallery, as well as fun, interactive activities in the Kids Gallery. The GIANT LEAP program also includes One Small Step, a satellite exhibition at the Liverpool Regional Museum.

Featuring works by: Hedar Abadi, Tony Albert,  Daniel Boyd, Chris Caines, Michael Cook, Kalanjay Dhir, Clinton Gorst, David Greenhalgh, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Christelle Hug, Mog&Mog, Yuhana Nashmi, Adam Norton, Lisa Sammut, Darren Sylvester, Leanne Tobin, Guan Wei, Kayo Yokoyama, CuriousWorks, Macarthur Astronomical Society, UFO Society & Paranormal Research Society of Australia and more!

The program also includes a discussion panel about the ‘Future’, a film program, ‘Bowie Unzipped,’ a performance by Jeff Duff, ‘Stories, Myths and Legends’ performance event (all about the moon), programs for schools and families and more.  Visit our website for more information and booking details.


Memories of the Moon Landing
1 July - 25 August
This exhibition component considers memories of the 1969 Moon Landing and Australia’s involvement at the time from multiple perspectives. The local community of Liverpool City come from 150 countries around the world (many of who lived elsewhere in the world in 1969) and their memories will capture the global nature of the event. These local memories, captured on video by CuriousWorks are interspersed with NASA photographs and footage. Memories of the Moon Landing opens 01 July to 1 September, 2019. Includes memorabilia and local media.

1 July - 1 September
HIGH LOOM is a monumental installation by Lisa Sammut that reflects on the movement and interaction of celestial bodies in space. Observed from multiple viewing points in the Casula Powerhouse Turbine Hall, the artist plays with suspended sculpture, light and video to create a performance or dance between lunar, solar and planetary objects, while using motion as a way to examine our relationship with cosmic time and space.

20 July - 8 September
A series of works by artists that consider space exploration from the perspective of the astronaut and represent an aspect of their experience. Featuring artists Adam Norton, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding and Chris Caines the works explore various subject matters like on the impact of space travel on the body, the sounds of space and the colonisation of new lands. Astronaut opens 20 July to 8 September, 2019.

20 July - 8 September
Featuring works by artists Christelle Hug, Michael Cook, Clinton Gorst and David Greenhalgh, Future looks at the artworks of the 1950’s and 60’s and their creative imagining of the future. Drawing on the films and posters of this time, the artists have created their own updated versions of future cities, transport, domestic gadget and AI, providing both utopian and dystopian visions. Future opens 20 July to 8 September, 2019.

Under the Same Moon
20 July - 8 September
This exhibition features works by artists that are members of community or cultural groups that have particular relationships with the moon. The exhibition captures beliefs, myths and legends related to the moon, including : the importance of the moon on Chinese astrology, cultural responses to eclipses of the moon, UFO’s. Local artists and groups respond to capture their unique relationships with the moon- featuring Daniel Boyd, Guan Wei, Hedar Abadi, Leanne Tobin and Macarthur Astronomical Society and more. Under the Same Moon opens 20 July to 8 September, 2019.


GIANT LEAP Program Launch
Saturday 20 July | 3pm - 7pm
GIANT LEAP is a multi-arts program of events and exhibitions, kicking off this July. The program includes the exhibitions Memories of the Moon Landing in the Marsden Gallery; HIGH LOOM, a large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall by Lisa Sammut; Astronaut in the Switch Gallery; Future in the Upper Turbine Gallery; and, Under the Same Moon in the Hopper Gallery.

Bowie Unzipped
Saturday 27 July | 7.30pm
Tickets $40; Concession $35
The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowie. Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with an all-star band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, China Girl, Life On Mars … among many other faves. Jeff’s all star band will accompany him on this Lunar musings journey.

Future Thinking Discussion Panel
Saturday 3 August | 1pm

Stories, Myths, Legends, Poetry & Readings About the Moon
Sunday 11 August

Images courtesy of NASA

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration9-5pm on weekdays
9-4pm on

AgesAll ages

Phone02 8711 7123


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