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6 Apr 2019 - 12 May 2019 | 9.00am - 4.00pm

The Kids Gallery is curated to provide a year-round integrated visual learning environment in relation to the main exhibition programs at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The gallery features a range of interactive environments that encourage children and adults alike to investigate major themes or key aspects of artworks on display.

Figure Heads engages with the current suite of exhibitions: Anatomies - Robert Hague, Creator - Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Interregnum - Penelope Cain. These exhibitions also investigate different ways of exhibiting art. The square box (or plinth) on which artworks are exhibited, has been used throughout art history as a method of display.

The sculptures that you see in parks and cities use plinths to focus our attention. Traditionally, they are used to make us look up, the sculpture appears to become larger as we are made to feel smaller. The relationship between art works and their display is where Figure Heads begins…

The current artists on display, Robert Hague, Ramesh Mario-Nithiyendran, and Penelope Cain provide a contrast of artworks that examine the power of display using a variety of materials to produce art.

Figure Heads gives you the opportunity to enter into exploring some creative power play of your own. There are 4 areas to investigate, each with a different method of display. Some are already created, some you can change. Some may look familiar while others may seem unusual. First you will need to make an artwork of your own using the materials provided. Images from the exhibitions are there to inspire your creations… your artwork can be life-like or unlike anything you’ve seen.

Once you have created your artwork(s), accompany it into the gallery to exhibit its best side. There are important decisions to make. How does each display area possibly change how you think about your Figure Head? You can photograph it in each area, before choosing its permanent display. Make as many as you like but please respect other exhibits. You can also take it home if you like, but make double sure to send us a photo.

Materials are available throughout the gallery for your use, but PLEASE ensure that Kids Gallery materials do not travel anywhere else. Enjoy and please tag us in your photos: #figureheads2019.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre
Kids Gallery

Duration9-5pm on weekdays
9-4pm on

AgesAll ages

CostFree admission

Phone02 8711 7123


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