Homage to our gum trees: Eucalyptusdom
Above: Timber Courts at the Technological Museum Sydney, now known as the Powerhouse Museum, in the late nineteenth century. Powerhouse Collection.
From July 1 until May 2022, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney will celebrate Australia's gum trees with an exhibition and a related series of performances, talks and masterclasses.
The exhibition Eucalyptusdom has been designed collaboratively by Australian architect Richard Leplastrier AO, SJB architects, Jack Gillmer and Adam Haddow, and 3D spatial designer Vania Contreras, with an accompanying soundscape composed by Jane Sheldon and lighting design by Nick Schlieper.
It features 17 new works commissioned from creative practitioners working across a range of fields.
The title Eucalyptusdom is taken from a 1930s text by Edward F. Swain, one of Australia’s earliest conservationists. Over 400 items from the Powerhouse Collection will be presented alongside the exhibition.
Highlights in July include a Wukun Wanambi artist talk and on July 10, during NAIDOC week, an in-depth discussion that looks at ‘the resilience of country’.
The Powerhouse Museum is situated at 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW.
Learn more about the exhibition at www.maas.museum/event/eucalyptusdom