CASULA POWERHOUSE DIGITAL PROGRAM
Thanks for joining us and welcome to our 'Digital Program' page. During COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 and 2022, we had to pivot to a fully online program at times to keep you entertained. A lot of the content below was created during this time. Plus we'll continue to update this page with new content as it becomes available
We've got workshops, art activities for the kids, exhibition walk-throughs, 3D Virtual tours, music performances, cooking classes, garden tips and so much more. We aim to keep you entertained during lockdown, after lockdown and everything that comes at us in between.
In these uncertain times, however, we can be sure that the arts are more relevant than ever. Join our mailing list for updates and more. Stay safe everyone!
Visit Casula Powerhouse from wherever you are, thanks to our friends from Google. To get the best experience, we recommend using a desktop/laptop computer.
GINA was an exhibition that brings together works from Gina Sinozich’s artistic career to tell her personal story. See her works up close in this special virtual tour of the exhibition.
We have some fantastic ways for you to access our exhibitions online. Visit our exhibitions page where you can access information about each show and download the catalogue. We'll also be including some virtual 3D tours, walkthroughs with curators and more. Click here to read more
Jamming with Strangers highlights music communities as spaces of intimacy, nourishment, and social connection. By focusing on these intimate relationships, the exhibition reveals the role creative communities play in influencing broader social cohesion. Read more about the exhibition here.
LOOKING AT PAINTING features artists that push the boundaries of the canvas. Listen to some of the featured artists describe their creative practices, and tell us some interesting stories about their artworks.
Kerry Toomey is a Gamilaroi woman from Pilliga, NSW. Munduhii (meaning ‘shoes’ in Gamilaraay, her language group) engages in the stories that wrap themselves around the feet, an essential part of each and everyone. In this audio statement, she describes her strong connection to Country and tells us about her artistic practice.
Loss explores the impact of leaving a homeland, by those who have. Listen to the stories of the incredible artists who are featured in this thought-provoking exhibition. Featuring Damon AMB, Miriam Cabello, Blak Douglas, Jagath Dheerasekara and Linda Sok.
Sending you love xx is a two-person exhibition which explores digital intimacy between family and friends. Both artists initiated their projects in the last 12 months, a year of dramatic shifts in how we communicate online. Featuring works by Sab D'Souza and Eye Shen.
Listen to some intimate conversations between the curator, Shivanjani Lal and the artists who are featured in the Bittersweet exhibition. Bittersweet Conversations goes deeper into the processes and stories that inspired the artists to create thought-provoking works that speak to their connection to Fiji and their experiences of living in diaspora.
You can also listen to the artists featured in Bittersweet speak about their artworks and creative practice.
We have prepared a range of activities that you and your young creatives can do in the safety and comfort of your own home, whether you're looking for things to do while in lockdown, isolation or due to restrictions or if it's just a rainy day and you are stuck inside. We believe art has the capacity to heal and we hope you find joy in creating some of the fun activities we've prepared for you.
We know you are looking for activities for the kids that are both fun and educational at the same time so we've got loads of video's and activity sheets to engage the minds of your young creatives. Please note not all video's have an accompanying worksheet but many of them do.
Check out Creation Station. Creation Station supports a child’s right to play, to dream, to create and to lead. It is a space where children use the power of imagination to curate, design and share their art experiences with the world.
WOW at Home is our gift to you. We have made a creativity pack, where you will be able to play, create and make art. There is something for everyone, including the grown-ups! Each activity has been designed to allow for exploration, creativity and thinking. These are not just art activities but opportunities to really let children lead the way through art. The Creativity Pack can be downloaded here
We've got some great local talent to draw from and are lucky to have some hidden talents from our resident youth company CPAC Youth. Check out music clips from some selected musicians below, and for more great music click here. Depending on which stage during COVID-19 we were at some of the performances are recorded from their bedrooms, and some we were lucky enough to have them here at Casula Powerhouse in our Theatre Stage converted to a mini TV studio to record the music clips. Check out the raw and uplifting emotion of these musicians during COVID-19.
Four to the Floor: Exploring the Bla©k roots of contemporary music pays homage to the Bla(c)k pioneers of the music that we know and love today. The title itself is a nod to Philadelphian drummer and founder of the Trammps Earl Young, who created the classic “Four on the Floor” drumbeat commonly used in electronic music. With the conversation guided by Irregular Fit Creative Director, Ayebatonye Abrakasa, Four to the Floor aims to promote collective healing, mutual respect & understanding and celebration of those who have and continue to pave the way through artistic innovation.
Did you know CPAC has a restaurant on-site? We've got two of our very own chefs who are willing to share their recipes, tips and techniques. Get your inner gourmand inspired to make something delicious at home with ingredients that you have in your pantry. Tag @bellbirddining when you post photos of your creations on social media, and let us know what you think.
Get tips and tricks in our on-site kitchen garden with Lauren Booth our resident gardener for CPAC. Want to know what to plant right now? Lauren gives us a look around the garden that feeds our on-site restaurant Bellbird Dining & Bar where 40% of our produce is picked straight from our garden, creating a selection of modern Australian dishes using locally-sourced seasonal produce that draw influences from French, Asian and South American cuisines.
Casula Powerhouse's Director, Craig Donarski gives audiences an intimate backstage tour of CPAC. You'll get to hear about the fascinating stories, historical details and what goes behind the scenes in one of Sydney's most unique cultural organisations.
Hear stories about Casula Powerhouse from the people who know it best. The staff at CPAC take you backstage, share ghost stories and more.