LIVEABLE ART: STORIES OF DONE ART AND DESIGN
Upper Turbine Gallery
24 July - 3 October 2021
Exhibition launch: 24 July 2021, 2-4pm
Liveable Art: Stories of Done Art and Design
This exhibition brings together a large collection of Done designed clothing, accessories, stationery and homewares for a public exhibition. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre have been working with people across Australia and internationally who have cherished their Ken Done items at home over the years. The stories from these collectors have been captured and will feature in the exhibition, alongside a wide range of Ken Done Art and Design products.
We are thrilled to be working with iconic Australian artist Ken Done on Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen: Selected Works 2000 – 2020.
Ken Done’s work is widely recognised as holding a special place in Australia’s cultural, historic and visual identity. His artworks have been exhibited around the world and have inspired designs featured on clothing, accessories, stationery and homewares. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre have been working with people in Australia who have cherished their Ken Done items at home over the years. We’re delighted to be able to share their stories and show how this incredible artist has brought colour, beauty, fun and joy to so many!
DATE: Saturday 24 July 2021
Dinner service: from 6:30pm
Event only: $35
2-course meal: $49
Meal & show: $75
From the acclaimed physical theatre company Legs On the Wall, Trestle is an explosive celebration of physical bodies activating space. In this one-off performance at Casula Powerhouse, their gravity-defying live art takes over the Turbine Hall gallery in a way that has never been seen before.
Featuring a stellar lineup of performers including Vicki Van Hout, Jana Castillo, Joshua Thomson, Anton, Kate Walder, Callum Mooney, Romain Hassanin and Olivia Hadley with composer and musician Jessica Dunn, they combine dance, acrobatics and a bit of chit chat using a set of painters trestle to take over CPAC’s cavernous Turbine Gallery.
This performance is specially created to be performed alongside the Ken Done exhibitions.
Ken Done, Indian Summer.
AN EVENING WITH KEN DONE
An evening with Ken Done offers rare insight into the extraordinary life and career of Ken Done, one of Australia’s most famous artists.
Join us on July 31 at 7pm for an evening of conversation with Ken Done, and Casula Powerhouse Director Craig Donarski, accompanied by incredible archival footage covering Ken’s many milestones.
Ken’s work has been described as the most original style to come out of Australia, and his paintings are in collections throughout the world. His career has also seen him produce a hugely popular range of clothing, design, accessories, stationery, and homewares – and in the process re-defining what being a successful artist can look like.
We will reflect on Ken’s career to date, popular culture appearances, Judy and his family business and other fascinating stories that have informed his incredible career. This will be an evening to learn more about the colourful life of the artist and his wonderful exhibitions Liveable Art: Stories of Done Art and Design and Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen coming to CPAC from 24 July – 3 October.
Paintings You Probably Haven’t Seen features a selection of paintings executed between 2000 and 2020 and largely from the artist's private collection.
Liveable Art: Stories of Done Art and Design is by you for you. Ken Done’s work is widely recognised as holding a special place in Australia’s cultural and visual identity and his artworks have inspired designs featured on clothing, accessories, stationery and homewares. Casula Powerhouse have been working with people in Australia who have cherished their Ken Done items at home over the years. This exhibition shares their stories and showcase the enormous impact this artist continues to make.