WHAT’S ON WHAT’S FEB - APR ‘19
AUG - OCT ’19
CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula (enter via Shepherd St, Liverpool) Tel 02 8711 7123 reception@ casulapowerhouse.com casulapowerhouse.com
MAYOR’S MESSAGE Congratulations once again to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for putting together a fantastic program for August to November 2019. The GIANT LEAP program, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, includes an exceptional variety of exhibitions and events held across the whole of CPAC. Don’t miss out on the ONE PAST LIVERPOOL exhibition, a celebration of CPAC’s 25th anniversary as Liverpool’s premier arts centre and an exploration of our city’s rich history. The exhibition features an eclectic mix of emerging and established artists. Visit the Hopper Gallery for TRACEY MOFFATT: The Body Remembers. This is a must-see exhibition presenting Moffatt’s photographic series, Body Remembers (2017) and video work, Vigil (2017), from her critically acclaimed 57th Venice Biennale exhibition. Make sure to mark your calendar with these events and spread the word about CPAC’s latest program. Wendy Waller – Liverpool Mayor
DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Our stages light up as we emerge from winter into spring, with 11 shows for every age group and interest. The young ’uns are spoilt for choice between Picasso and His Dog, The Ugliest Duckling and Mem Fox’s classic Possum Magic (perhaps they’d like all three!). Teens, young adults and their friends will go wild for our next CPAC Live Fight Night (complete with graffiti and jujitsu battles!) and the gripping true tales of Parramatta Girls. Comedy lovers rejoice at the return of the always-popular Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase, plus we welcome the wildly provocative Broriginals Live and the darkly humorous Sunset Strip. Seniors are never forgotten either, with The Starliners and the return of Nathan Foley each bringing the best retro music experiences to our gorgeous theatre. Read all about them inside and book now! Craig Donarski – Director, Casula Powerhouse
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
SING DANCE LAUGH GAZE THINK EMBRACE AND BE AMAZED. ART • MUSIC • PERFORMANCE • EVENTS • THEATRE • FESTIVALS • ENTERTAINMENT 1
WHATâ€™S ON AUG
GIANT LEAP 1 Jul - 8 Sep
FUTURE PANEL DISCUSSION
Sat 3 Aug
PICASSO AND HIS DOG
CPAC LIVE 24 Aug
ITALIAN FILM: Cover Boy
THE SONG TREE PROJECT
OUT OF TIME
4 - 7 Sep
21 Sep 27 Oct
21 Sep 10 Nov
SUNSET STRIP 26 Sep
LAUNCH: ONE PAST LIVERPOOL 28 Sep
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
THE WELCOME CHOIR 6 Oct
NSFA RESTORES: Newsfront
THE UGLIEST DUCKLING
THE WELCOME CHOIR
ABOUT THE MOON
THE WELCOME CHOIR
REAL TO REEL
SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
ONE PAST LIVERPOOL
ITALIAN FILM: There is a Light
CPAC LIVE 26 Oct
CPAC 25TH ANNIVERSARY
28 Sep 10 Nov
28 Sep 10 Nov
21 Sep 27 Oct
30 Oct - 1 Dec
FIFTY YEARS AGO, APOLLO 11 LANDED THE FIRST HUMANS ON THE MOON. THE “SPACE RACE” GRABBED THE ATTENTION AND FIRED THE IMAGINATION OF THE WORLD. The first walk on the moon on 20 July 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was televised with the words “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” seen and heard by millions around the globe. In this, the 50th anniversary year of that moonwalk, the GIANT LEAP Program captures the excitement of that global event. The program features an exciting range of artists and memorabilia; also providing an opportunity for community, cultural, intergenerational and future thinking conversations.
1 JUL - 8 SEP
MEMORIES OF THE MOON LANDING The 1969 Moon Landing was a major global event. MEMORIES OF THE MOON LANDING showcases local memorabilia and memories of this major event. There will be NASA Collector patches, newspaper clippings, scrap books and more. The exhibition includes interactive components alongside key NASA images and reflects on the influence the event has had on individuals and popular culture. Local memories, captured on video by Curiousworks and a showcase of collected memorabilia show the impact of the first humans on the moon.
HOW I WONDER…
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.
HOW I WONDER… examines the exploration of space using the most sophisticated equipment we have available, our imagination. It is only our imagination that can take us out of this world and wonder what we would experience landing on another. HOW I WONDER… will include immersive ‘universe’ artworks by artist Helen Braund, a mission control for you to complete and first impressions for you to make.
1 JUL - 1 SEP
3 AUG - 15 SEP
FUTURE THINKING PANEL DISCUSSION
1 JUL - 1 SEP
What will the future bring? What is exciting and what should we be concerned about? Is space travel in our future? What other technology breakthroughs will there be? How will it affect humans?
ABOVE LEFT: ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN WALKS ON LUNAR SURFACE NEAR LEG OF LUNAR MODULE. PHOTO: NASA.
Hear from ‘Creative Future Thinkers’ in the fields of science, architecture, health and infrastructure. Join us after the panel for an opportunity to meet the speakers and enjoy live music themed around the moon.
ABOVE RIGHT: LISA SAMMUT, HIGH LOOM (INSTALLATION), 2019. MIXED MEDIA AND VIDEO.
SAT 3 AUG 1.30PM - 3PM • FREE
UNDER THE SAME MOON In many cultural and community groups, the moon has a special place. This exhibition explores the stories that reference the moon. Featuring: Hedar Abadi, Daniel Boyd, Yuhana Nashmi, Leanne Tobin, Guan Wei, Kayo Yokoyama, Macarthur Astronomical Society, UFO Society & Paranormal Research Society of Australia.
20 JUL - 8 SEP
ASTRONAUT ASTRONAUT features works by artists that consider space exploration from the perspective of the astronaut. The exhibition is a mix of history, science and imagination. The artists explore various subject matters like the drive towards exploring space, impact of space travel on the body, the fandom surrounding the Apollo 11 Mission and the colonisation of new regions. Featuring: Tony Albert, Chris Caines, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Adam Norton, Darren Sylvester.
20 JUL - 8 SEP
ABOVE RIGHT: GUAN WEI, DIVINE COMEDY NO. 12, 2019. ACRYLIC ON LINEN. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY. PHOTO BY YANG CHAO ABOVE LEFT: ADAM NORTON, APOLLO 11 SPACE BADGE (2018), SYNTHETIC POLYMER ON ACRYLIC FIBERGLASS, COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS AND GALERIE POMPOM
STORIES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS Take a tour with local poets, story tellers and performers as they respond to the various GIANT LEAP exhibitions with their own cultural and personal stories about the moon.
SUN 11 AUG
1.30PM - 3PM • FREE
FILM SCREENINGS The US Consulate General presents a film series at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre during GIANT LEAP program.
SUN 25 AUG FREE
FUTURE Future takes inspiration from 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, lifestyle and Artificial Intelligence providing both utopian and dystopian visions.
Public School (winners of the Department of Education/ Liverpool City Council Minecraft Aerotropolis Design competition in 2018).
Featuring: Michael Cook, Kalanjay Dhir, Clinton Gorst, David Greenhalgh, Christelle Hug, students from Dalmeny
20 JUL - 8 SEP
UPPER TURBINE ABOVE: CLINTON GORST, DESERT STATION (2018), PAPER COLLAGE ON WOOD BOARD
he Welcome Choir is a drop-in choir that sings together at the Casula Powerhouse. We meet on the first Sunday of the month to learn one brand new popular song each time. There is no audience, no auditions. There’s no need to be able to read music as the songs are taught by ear. We sing modern pop, soul and R&B classics that you know and love from the radio. Everyone is welcome. Just come along! We believe in the power of music to lift people up.
SUN 4 AUG SUN 1 SEP SUN 6 OCT SUN 3 NOV
2PM - 4PM • ALL AGES
At the start of each session, you will learn how to control your voice through vocal and breathing techniques and have plenty of fun along the way. The Welcome Choir is led by the talented and experienced Bek Jensen, a professional singer and singing teacher with many years of experience leading choirs. Visit our Facebook page to see the monthly song choice.
PRESENTED BY CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE AND THE WELCOME CHOIR 8
THEATRE CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS A MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION
HITLER’S DAUGHTER PHOTO BY HEIDRUN LOHR FROM THE 2012 PRODUCTION OF HITLER’S DAUGHTER. PERFORMERS: KATE WORSLEY AND MELLE STEWART
BASED ON THE BOOK BY JACKIE FRENCH
This award-winning show tells the story of Hitler’s Daughter through the eyes of four Australian children Mark, Ben, Anna and Tracey. As the friends wait for the school bus in country Australia one rainy morning, Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. As Mark becomes engrossed in Anna’s story, the play switches between 1940’s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia.
FRI 9 AUG 10.30AM & 12.30PM AGES 10+ $25 / $23 CONC $13 SCHOOLS / FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE
DID HITLER’S DAUGHTER REALLY EXIST? 9
THEATRE BRORIGINALS AND CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE PRESENT
BRORIGINALS BRORIGINALS BRORIGINALS LIVE LIVE LIVE LIVERPOOL CITY LIGHTS
BRORIGINALS LIVE BRINGS YOU A ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF STAND-UP COMEDY, SIBLING RIVALRY, PODCASTING AND RACE POLITICS. ALL SAFELY PACKAGED UP BY TWO OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ABORIGINALS™. Are we allowed to laugh at that? Even worse, are we allowed to ask questions? Brothers Texas and Travis will unpack the mysteries of an intersectional, postcolonial, post offensive world in their unique blend of agony aunt, selfimprovement and audience stimulated show.
You are encouraged to bring along your self-improvement questions, random trivia questions, questions about the finer points of making the perfect milo – our favourite brothers will answer them all, drawing on 80,000+ years of cultural heritage (and various oddities from the internet) and attempt to teach their audience how to be better Aboriginals, and maybe – better human beings.
SAT 17 AUG 7PM • AGES 15+ • $15-$20
AND HIS DOG INSPIRED BY THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF PABLO PICASSO AND HIS SAUSAGE DOG LUMP.
Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-
making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists). Fun fact! The dog’s name was Lump which means ‘Rascal’ in German and was Picasso’s dog in real life! To complement this theatre
performance, the public programs and education department is offering a free cubist mask workshop before the theatre show.
FRI 23 AUG 10AM & 12:30PM AGES 4+ $25 ADULT / $23 CONC $13 SCHOOLS / FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE
A LEMONY S PUPPET THEATRE AND BUREAU OF WORKS PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE, ASSISTED BY CREATIVE VICTORIA, THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL, ITS ARTS FUNDING AND ADVISORY BODY, AND REGIONAL ARTS VICTORIA.
LIVE OPN.SRC FIGHT NIGHT CPAC Live teams up with Opn.src to bring you an evening of South West Sydney music and art accompanied by a graffiti battle on the outdoor tanks and a boxing ring in the Turbine Hall. The show will take place in the performance space, our smaller and more intimate venue. It will look and sound a-mazing, and best of all, it’s free!
SAT 24 AUG
SAT 26 OCT
6PM • ALL AGES • FREE! 12
CPAC Live night - details to come.
6PM • ALL AGES • FREE!
THE STARLINERS GIRL POWER FROM THE 60’S Join us for this trip down memory lane to the swinging sixties, where three talented singers, along with a four piece backing band, take us on a wild ride of sequins and sparkles to celebrate the dazzling power of the female voice.
THU 29 AUG 11AM • ALL AGES $22 / $20 GROUPS (10+)
LA EL D A CT A FR
Digital artist Len Hurley is enamoured by the neverending patterns known as fractals. In September, the artist will take over the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre Screen Spaces and mesmerise audiences with a recent series of hyper-colour fractal videos.
4-20 SEP UPPER TURBINE SCREEN SPACE ALL AGES • FREE
LEN HURLEY, THE THUMBPRINT OF GOD, 2017. HD VIDEO (STILL).
© JULIE VIVAS 1983
CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS A MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION
A BRAND-NEW STAGE ADAPTATION OF A MAGICAL AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC.
POSSUM MAGIC F BASED ON THE BOOK BY MEM FOX AND JULIE VIVAS
or more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives
in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.
Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find
the food that makes Hush visible again. Note: this production contains pyrotechnics.
TUE 3 SEP
10AM & 12.30PM AGES 3+ • $25 / $23 CONC $13 SCHOOLS FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE
THEATRE LIVERPOOL PERFORMING ARTS INCORPORATED PRESENT
PARRAMATTA GIRLS A
FILM SCREENINGS ORGANISED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA SYDNEY.
challenging and confronting play based on real stories of female inmates of the Girls Training School in Parramatta. The story revolves around the fortieth reunion of eight former inmates of the Parramatta Girls Home – a harsh detention centre for girls, which ran from 1947 to 1974. Interspersed with song and storytelling, this is a stirring tribute to mischief and humour in the face of hardship and inequality.
WED 4 - SAT 7 SEP
WED 7.30PM THU & FRI 11AM & 7.30PM SAT 2PM & 7.30PM AGES 15+ $25 / $15 CONC $12 SCHOOLS
COVER BOY Two unlikely friends (Eduard Gabia, Luca Lionello) struggle to survive on the fringes of a prosperous European city. (M18+)
THU 5 SEP 7:30PM • FREE
IL PADRE D’ITALIA (THERE IS A LIGHT) Paolo and Mia, an introverted clerk and a unconventional pregnant woman, go on a journey looking for the father of Mia’s unborn daughter. (M)
TUE 1 OCT 7:30PM • FREE
Each film will be subtitled in English. Complimentary refreshments will be provided from 6:30pm. RSVP essential. 15
A ONE-DAY FESTIVAL PAIRING EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC ARTISTS WITH SENSORY ALTERING LIGHT WORKS AND IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE PIECES IN A UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL LOCATION. PHOTO: PAIGGE FRANKIE
returns for another foray into the dark and sublime. Experimental electronic music, daring collaborations and large scale light works will transform the grounds and interiors of the Powerhouse into a multi-sensory experience like no other. Having won ‘Music Event of the Year’ at the 2017 & 2018 FBi Radio SMAC Awards and leading curation at Dark Mofo’s Night Mass in 2019, SOFT CENTRE have promised another thrilling program for their third edition, showcasing radical artists from the local and global underground.
SAT 14 SEP 11AM-11PM • AGES 18+ For more information: www.softcentre.com.au PH OT O: J
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FILM CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE AND AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE PRESENT
REAL TO REEL THE CRAFT FILM FESTIVAL
maker profiles, music videos and hand-crafted animations that celebrate craft in all its facets. REEL TO REAL: THE CRAFT FILM FESTIVAL IS PRODUCED BY THE CRAFTS COUNCIL UK AND CRAFTS MAGAZINE. ITS TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IS COURTESY OF MAKER & SMITH.
10AM & 12.30PM ALL AGES • FREE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
returns to Casula Powerhouse with an amazing schedule. Discover the best new films from Latin America, handpicked just for you. 18
SAT 21 SEP
CO CI M RC M LE O N
REAL TO REEL is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. Featuring an eclectic program of shorts exploring our relationship with materials and making, the films have been selected from around the globe. Discover documentaries,
SAT 21 SEP FROM 6PM $17ADULT / $13 CONC
Casula Powerhouse will host the closing event of the Sacred Music Festival, with Common Circle, a relaxed world musical concert that allows audiences to connect with musicians. The program features new compositions for the Judgement of Paris Recorder Ensemble and Trombone Octet of Sydney Conservatorium of Music with guest appearances by Leonid Volovelsky (SSO Viola) and Noriko Shimada (SSO Principal Contrabassoon). You’ll be able to enjoy music in a relaxed outdoor setting with pizza from our famous pizza oven.
SUN 22 SEP TIME TBC ALL AGES • FREE
THE SONG T TREE PROJECT
CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE AND AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE PRESENT A CRAFT WEEK 2019 EVENT
HE SONG TREE PROJECT presents the outcomes of a series of sewing workshops, led by artist Michelle Belgiorno, held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre throughout 2019. Participants have discussed and considered songs and nursery rhymes of their childhoods that originated from around the world.
21 SEP - 27 OCT MARSDEN GALLERY LAUNCH: SAT 21 SEP 2PM ALL AGES • FREE
Inspired by the garden, local artist Svetlana Panov creates intricate and detailed ceramics. The solo exhibition of her ceramics is presented in the Theatre Gallery and her embroidery work also features the group exhibition THE SONG TREE PROJECT in the Marsden Gallery.
21 SEP - 27 OCT SVETLANA PANOV, SCULPTURE 1, CERAMIC, 2019.
THEATRE GALLERY LAUNCH: SAT 21 SEP 2PM ALL AGES • FREE 19
OUT OF TIME FOR CPAC’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY, THE KIDS GALLERY WILL BE COMBINING ART HISTORY AND TIME TRAVEL IN A UNIQUE COMMISSION.
CRITICAL STAGES AND ARTS ON TOUR PRESENT
OUT OF TIME will consist of 3 works; 2 from the CPAC collection acquired at different times throughout the Centre’s history and a newly commissioned work connecting them through time. OUT OF TIME will simultaneously look to the past and the future, visually depicting the recurring importance of art history.
21 SEP - 10 NOV KIDS GALLERY • FREE
THIS EXHIBITION WILL EXHIBIT AUSTRALIA’S MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS AND ITS MOST EXCITING EMERGING ARTISTS TOGETHER, SIDE-BY-SIDE.
In this resilient story of being diagnosed with cancer, Suzy Millar examines all manner family dysfunction and making the best of bad situations, with love, laughter and prosthetic limbs.
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11AM & 7.30PM $22 / $20 GROUPS (10+) AGES 13+
THU 26 SEP
ONE PAST LIVERPOOL ONE PAST LIVERPOOL will also feature works from OFF THE TANKS, a two part graffiti art project that commences as a graffiti battle during our August CPAC Live, and culminates in the champions’ works on the gallery walls of ONE PAST LIVERPOOL.
28 SEP - 10 NOV EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SAT 28 SEP 2PM-4PM ANNIVERSARY EVENT: SAT 26 OCT 2PM-4PM ALL AGES • FREE
ONE PAST LIVERPOOL marks the 25th anniversary of Casula Powerhouse as an arts centre. To consider this milestone we have returned to our archives to explore the many exhibition histories of this place.
Through a Creative Development Intensive, we invited a group of creatives under the age of 25 to engage these archives, along with the many prominent artists, curators and producers behind its projects - to develop new works that reflect on the many passages of time taken by this place. The new commissions are exhibited alongside the artworks and artists that have helped transform this place into a premier Western Sydney arts centre.
28 SEP - 10 NOV LAUNCH: SAT 28 SEP 2PM-4PM ALL AGES â€¢ FREE
BODY REMEMBERS With its title drawn from this one-hundred-year old poem by Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, BODY REMEMBERS by Tracey Moffatt continues the artist’s poetic investigation of self and identity. The series’ protagonist is a maid – the artist herself, who is stranded on a remote colonial property. While this work recalls filmic moments from earlier works by Moffatt – including her cameo in the acclaimed 1989 SOMETHING MORE series – the setting also references the forced removal of young Aboriginal women from their families and homes and their internment as domestic servants on rural properties. Moffatt describes the series as ‘a play with time, backwards and forwards of the past and present’. In this statement she hints at the pervasive legacy of colonisation and its reverberations across time and place. TRACEY MOFFATT, KITCHEN, 2017. DIGITAL PIGMENT PRINT ON RAG PAPER. COLLECTION OF NEIL BALNAVES AO. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND ROSLYN OXLEY9 GALLERY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
VIGIL Screened nearby, VIGIL is a two-minute film that juxtaposes imagery drawn from Hollywood films with imagery drawn from the archive of images from the 2010 Christmas Island disaster in which a vessel carrying 90 asylum seekers sank off the north west coast of Australia. Moffatt has used montage to develop a sense of suspense, absurdity and chaos. 23
THETRE / COMEDY SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL PRESENTS
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
TEARING UP THE FREEWAYS OF AUSTRALIA FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW.
THU 3 OCT 7.30PM • $35 • AGES 15+ 24
he Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Casula! Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a lineup of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging
talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year.
PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE’S DIGITAL RESTORATION PROGRAM NFSA RESTORES – REVIVING OUR CINEMA ICONS
With more than 2.8 million audiovisual items in their archive, the National Film and Sound Archive collects, restores, preserves and shares a variety of works – from film, television and radio programs, recordings, documents and artefacts, to name a few. This year, the NFSA brings four historic films to Casula Powerhouse.
NEWSFRONT (1978) In Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) and his young sidekick Chris (Chris Haywood) cover the big news stories for the Cinetone newsreel company. An old-school cameraman, Len is loyal to the company, the Australian Labor party and the Catholic Church, but times are changing. He struggles to maintain his principles in turbulent times. (PG) DIRECTOR: PHILLIP NOYCE
THU 17 OCT 11AM • $10 POST-FILM MEALS AVAILABLE AT BELLBIRD $18 - $24 25
THEATRE THE Q THEATRE PRESENTS
UGLIEST DUCKLING The hens peck, the roosters crow and the ducks quack around the last duckling to break out of its egg. It’s not the fastest, not the strongest and definitely not the most popular. The duckling tries and tries and tries again. It tries until it can’t try anymore. 26
Leaving the farm behind the duckling runs away and comes across a river. What it sees next is something it could never have imagined. Exploring resilience, transformation and joy, Q Theatre’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s
The Ugly Duckling is a celebration of difference. This is a non-verbal performance featuring theatre, dance, circus and music. Created with five to eight years old in mind this performance boasts a lot of heart and is suitable for the whole family.
RETURNS TO CPAC MULTI AWARD WINNING SINGER AND MUSICIAN NATHAN FOLEY RETURNS TO CASULA POWERHOUSE WITH HIS ENERGY PACKED SHOW PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT SONGS FROM THE 50’S TO THE 80’S.
As a much loved member of Hi-5, Nathan spent over ten years entertaining families and young people with the show airing in over 100 countries. As part of Hi-5 he won 3 Logies, 5 Aria awards and a Helpmann. Since these early days he has gone on to carve out a career as a respected solo artist, winning more international awards for his high energy shows. We are excited to have him on stage with his unique take on classics from the 50’s through to the 80’s.
THU 24 OCT
11AM • $22 $20 GROUPS (10+) ALL AGES
WED 23 OCT PHOTOS: CHRISTINA MISHELL
10.30AM & 12.30PM AGES 2+ • $25 / $23 CONC $13 SCHOOLS FAMILY TICKETS AVAILABLE 27
BRAVERY UNMASKED 30 OCT - 1 DEC MARSDEN GALLERY ALL AGES â€˘ FREE LAUNCH: SAT 2 NOV 2PM-4PM
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and South West Sydney Cancer Therapy Centre proudly present the annual BRAVERY UNMASKED initiative. In this exhibition radiation masks, used to immobilise the head in cancer treatment, are turned into artworks by patients, their family and supporters. The radiation masks, each moulded to individual patients, serve as a symbol for the experience of cancer. Bravery Unmasked engages creativity to explore the
impact of cancer from the perspective of those diagnosed as well as carers, family and friends. Healing is multi-faceted; whilst the medical system provides the necessary equipment and support to heal physically, responding to the mask allows the participants to create a new story around cancer. All money from the sale of masks in the exhibition will be donated to the SWS Cancer Therapy Centre, Liverpool
EDUCATION PROGRAM TERM 3 Casula Powerhouse promotes access and engagement to creative arts through an array of activities and programs, which include panel discussions, public events, open studios, one-off workshops and more. Our Public Programs team is committed to offering accessible, innovative and engaging programs for all. WWW.CASULAPOWERHOUSEACTIVITIES.COM Whether youâ€™re a new or returning participant to programs at Casula Powerhouse, remember that you can use Creative Kids vouchers to subsidise workshop costs. More details can be found at: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids
For bookings & enquiries, email: reception@ casulapowerhouse.com or phone: 8711 7123
HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM The Home School program at Casula Powerhouse provides a comprehensive, creative curriculum for homeschooled children aged 6-14. It is now in its 4th year offering a creative learning curriculum throughout the year (4 terms). It simultaneously provides a syllabus for ages 6-9 and 10-14 with both primary and supplementary programming over 5 (4 hour) sessions each term. All materials included.
FOR AGES 6 - 9 LOOK THINK TECHNOLOGY LOOK THINK TECHNOLOGY provides opportunities for students aged 6-9 to learn through hands on creative activities in either robotics, computer programming, electronics, or science. Combining a range of curriculum areas such as Science, Technology, English, Art, Maths and, Digital Media these workshops encourage younger children to become
reflective learners, take risks and to question. All materials included. Wednesdays 24 Jul, 7, 21 Aug, 4, 18 Sep 10.30am - 12.30pm
CLAY TOGETHER CLAY TOGETHER gives kids the chance to experience this amazing material, learn new skills and apply their imagination to its addictive diversity. Introducing students to the medium of clay, this course demonstrates the basic building blocks of ceramic skills: pinching, slab rolling, coiling and joining. Wednesdays 24 Jul, 7, 21 Aug, 4, 18 Sep 1pm - 3pm $100 per term (5 x 2hr sessions) each or $180 for both
FOR AGES 10 - 14 LETTING OFF S.T.E.A.M
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING ART MATHS LETTING OFF S.T.E.A.M provides older students with innovative ways to examine
connections between art making and the sciences. Students will be encouraged to explore in both traditional and new media whilst learning about art history and theory. Students will create developmental artworks in an engaging and exciting environment to increase their confidence in visual thinking and discover their own artistic identity. All materials included. Wednesdays 24 Jul, 7, 21 Aug, 4, 18 Sep 10.30am - 12.30pm
SHAKESPEARE: FATE & DESTINY William Shakespeare wrote his plays over 400 years ago â€“ why do we still read them, perform them and love them today? From first love, to ambition and greed, to empathy and strength, Shakespeareâ€™s characters are so full of life and utterly, recognisable; Shakespeare consistently excavates what it is to be human. Love, jealously, revenge, pride will be your multiple mirrors to explore throughout this term.
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All materials included. Wednesdays 24 Jul, 7, 21 Aug, 4, 18 Sep 1pm - 3pm $100 per term (5 x 2hr sessions) each or $180 for both
AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS AFTER SCHOOL at Casula Powerhouse offers a coordinated program of creative thinking that enhances and extends curriculum based learning. AFTER SCHOOL encourages experimentation within a structured creative environment. For Term 3 all AFTER SCHOOL programs will explore the exhibition themes of GIANT LEAP marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL FOR AGES 10-12
ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL offers older children the
opportunity to explore their own creative imagination through a variety visual thinking projects. Facilitated by Priscilla Bourne, students will engage in a series of space explorations, both real and imagined; from constellations to space junk sculptures. Mondays 22 Jul - 16 Sep 4pm - 5.30pm $150 for 9 weeks
ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL FOR AGES 6-9
Explore form, colour and design in this 9 week course facilitated by Hanne Davies. Students will design and draw the first animals in space, plan and construct spaceships to distant worlds, create unique textile planets as well as large scale paintings of friendly aliens. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 4pm - 5.30pm $150 for 9 weeks
CLAY SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL Come and explore the fun
and endless possibilities of clay with facilitator Elizabeth Wellard. Moon wall hangings, monsters and star plates and pots are just some of the projects waiting for your imagination this term. The class will introduce students to the versatility and traditions of ceramic making with a focus on creative thinking. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 4pm - 5.30pm $150 for 9 weeks Ages 10-12
A.M ART MAKERS CLUB Become an A.M. ART MAKER and make a creative start to your weekend. For Term 3, all A.M ART MAKER programs will explore the exhibition themes of GIANT LEAP marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Join facilitator Chanel Tobler for a term of Drawing Through Space. Outer space perspectives, imaginary planets, space suits, alien surfaces and entire galaxies are some of projects to
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explore this term. Saturdays 27 Jul - 21 Sep 10.30am - 12.30pm $150 for 9 weeks Ages 8-10
ADULT WORKSHOPS Our adult workshops are developed to foster creativity, and one’s creative skills. We offer an array of drawing, ceramic, general art-making and thinking activities. These workshops are for both professionals and novices, and people interested in tradition and contemporary art. Our adult workshops are aimed at teaching skills, discovering different mediums and providing a space for interpretation and exploration.
LAS LIFE DRAWING In collaboration with Liverpool Art Society, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre hosts life drawing classes every Tuesday night. Relax and draw in your own style
with a facilitator on hand for further advice. Participants of all levels of ability are welcome. We also offer Life Drawing on the third Sunday of every month with a long pose for more detailed works. All participants need to bring their own drawing materials, but easels, donkeys and drawing boards are provided as well as some light refreshments. Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm $15 / $10 LAS Members Monthly Sundays 10.30am – 1.30pm $20 / $15 LAS Members Ages 18+
DRAWING IN OPEN SPACE Drawing is a form of visual thinking that presents new ways of looking at the world. Drawing In Open Space shows how a simple investment with drawing can develop a better understanding of our surroundings both near and far. This term, participants
will be inspired by space and the GIANT LEAP program, which celebrates 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Over 9 inclusive sessions, participants will create innovative works that engage with ideas and the drawing practices of modern/ contemporary artists. This workshop is open to artists of all abilities and will be facilitated by Simon Wheeldon. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 6pm - 8pm $20 per session Ages 16+
CERAMIC OPEN STUDIOS Open Studio sessions at the Ceramics Studio are designed to help you realise your creative side in a group setting, which is enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding. The Open Studio sessions are informal, project-based sessions and suited to both beginners and experienced students. All supervision, tools, decorative glazes, firing of
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your final piece and a bag of clay is included in the session price. Our sessions are arranged to provide most suitable focus for participants. Both evening and day studios offer programs for both beginners (INTRO), as well those with previous experience (PLUS). INTRO students will undergo learning the basics of hand building with clay, pinching, and slab rolling, coiling and joining. PLUS students are those who have covered a term of INTRO course and will focus on project based work and receive assistance when required. $20 per session Ages 16+ INTRO (beginners): Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep Mornings: 10am - 1pm Evenings: 6pm - 9pm PLUS (experienced): Thursdays 25 Jul - 19 Sep 10am - 1pm
THE ART OF CERAMICS The Art of Ceramics is a developmental course that provides students with the opportunity to design their own ceramics project in consultation with their facilitator. It extends the learning undertaken in previous (INTRO) workshops. The students’ work may encompass more than one area of ceramics; for example, the work might combine throwing and hand-building techniques. The structure of this course requires term-based ticket availability only. Thursdays 22 Jul - 19 Sep 6pm - 9pm $175 per term Ages 16+
DRAW TOGETHER Draw Together is a weekend drawing workshop for ages 8 and up. All abilities are welcome; simply bring your enthusiasm for art. Participants will be guided through a series of individual and collaborative
drawing exercises that respond directly to our exhibited artworks. Facilitated by Roy Marchant and Priscilla Bourne with special guest artists throughout the program. In Term 3, Draw Together will be examining the following exhibitions: 27 Jul: ASTRONAUT Exploring the science and the experience of space from the perspective of the astronaut 17 Aug: HIGH LOOM - an installation by artist Lisa Sammut in the Turbine Hall 7 Sep: FUTURE - artists respond to utopian and dystopian visions of the future (from the 1950’s and 60’s) to consider the future of our cities. Saturdays 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 7 Sep 10.30am - 12pm $10 per session Ages 8+
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ARTS & HEALTH WORKSHOPS Casula Powerhouse strives to serve the community in enhancing social inclusion, individual development and creative skills building for participants. It engages, celebrates, empowers and inspires diverse abilities with recognition of individually led goals and outcomes, whilst encouraging participants to develop, strengthen and enhance social relationships as a marker of wellbeing.
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS Weekly mental health based open studio for members of the community to access materials, social integration and develop creative abilities. Participants are invited to explore materials under the guidance of a professional art therapist with aims to enhance participantsâ€™ wellbeing. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 9.30am - 11am $7.50 per session $57 per term (9 sessions)
IGNITE IMAGINATION ART AND DEMENTIA
The Ignite Imagination program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a discussion based tour of current exhibitions and work from the collection. Carers and those experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of Dementia are welcome to attend and experience learning and community in an interactive and stimulating program. This program is on demand please contact us for further information: reception@ casulapowerhouse.com
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ACCESS ART ADVENTURES Art Adventures is a welcoming group run by experienced artist facilitators. Participants are invited to follow a directed activity or use the available materials to create a self-directed masterpiece. This group is aimed at engaging people of all abilities in art making, providing opportunities for self-expression, mastery of skills and social inclusion with a focus on play and experimentation. All materials are provided. Mondays 22 Jul - 16 Sep 11.30am- 12.30pm $57 per term $7.50 per single session
MAGIC MONDAYS Magic Mondayâ€™s are a great way to start the week, with a focus on skill development and creative expression through drama games, karaoke, stage craft and performance skills as well as
magic and circus tricks. When students feel ready they can perform their solo and group pieces on Tuesdays to their favourite music so there is a cross over and connection with Showtime Tuesdays class. Both classes are designed to cater for all abilities. Whether you want to participate or observe, you will leave with a smile. Mondays 22 Jul - 16 Sep 11.30am- 12.30pm $57 per term $7.50 per single session
SHOWTIME TUESDAYS Your teaching artists Amber Virtue and Ruby Star will guide and support participants in a loud and colourful 1 hour class dedicated to individual and group performances. This group involves learning group dances, play games, role-play in fantastic costumes and singing. The focus of the groups are half yearly Showcase Performances, a dynamic
show in the theatre for family and friends to celebrate the creativity and achievements of members of The Show. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 11am - 12pm $57 per term $7.50 per single session
CAN DO CLAY Can Do Clay is taught by experienced facilitators who will guide participants in learning the techniques of hand building, moulding and glazing with clay. Over the course of the program everyone will create several pieces which will be fired and glazed for taking home. Participants will leave with objects that are able to be displayed and used. Tuesdays 23 Jul - 17 Sep 11am - 12pm $57 per term $7.50 per single session Note: Carers are FREE to all classes, but must book for space allocation.
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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Be inspired, be creative, and be imaginative this holiday season! Come join us at Casula Powerhouse for some engaging and exciting programs ranging from KinderCraften to Drama Camp. Spark your imagination and creativity through our various exciting holiday workshops on offer.
ART SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHOOL
Young children are introduced to creative thinking through investigative art play, methods and materials. Holiday KinderCraften fosters a fun group environment with both individual and collaborative learning outcomes.
Students get to be creative and imaginative in Art School Holiday School, whilst learning about various mediums and artists. It is the perfect class for a young budding artist! This program runs across two days; all materials are included.
Tue 1, Thu 3, Tue 8, Thu 10 Oct 10am-11am Ages 2-5 • $10
Tue 1 & Wed 2 Oct 11.30am-3.30pm Ages 6-9 • $60 for two days
SHOW-OFF YOUR MAGIC This one-day workshop focuses on skill development and creative expression by introducing students to the art of magic and performance. Students will be taught new and exciting tricks to play and perform with their friends and family. This workshop will also develop student’s creative confidence and performance ability. BYO lunch. Tue 1 Oct 11.30am-3.30pm Ages 8-10 • $30
DRAWING ON A YOUNGER MIND Drawing on a Younger Mind allows students to develop their visual thinking by engaging with our current exhibitions and learning about drawing techniques. Participants will be introduced to artists’ practices, different mediums and will also create innovative artworks that they can take home. BYO lunch. Wed 2 & Thu 3 Oct 11.30am-3.30pm Ages 8-10 • $60 for two days
TELL YOUR OWN STORY This one-day workshop encourages participants to share their stories through different forms of creative expression. One of our established drama facilitators will take students through different performing techniques and various aspects of stage performance, enabling them to create a performance piece based on their own life experiences.
Wed 2 Oct 11.30am - 3.30pm Ages 10-14 • $30
JUNIOR CLAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHOOL Squash it, shape it, roll it, join it, break it, and re-join it and create with it! Clay School Holiday School will give kids the chance to experience this amazing material, learn new skills and apply their imagination to its addictive diversity. All materials included. BYO lunch. Thu 3 Oct & Tue 8 Oct 12pm-4pm Ages 6-9 • $60 for two days
DANCE CAMP Over two days, students explore the foundations of dance, whilst developing their skills in rhythm and co-ordination. Dance camp is full of energy and fun. All materials included. Thu 3 & Fri 4 Oct 11.30am-3.30pm Ages 6-9 • $60 for two days
STREET ART HOLIDAY SCHOOL Get your punk on and learn about street art. Led by one of our established facilitators, students are introduced to the history of street art as well as learning different techniques like stencilling and paste-up’s. All materials included. Tue 8 Oct 12pm-4pm Ages 12+ • $30
DRAMA CAMP This is a comprehensive 2-day course for young drama enthusiasts. Students are expected to attend both days, as they will develop performance skills and learn about the art of performing. Students will showcase their new skills through a special performance for family and friends at the end of the program. All materials included. Wed 9 & Thu 10 Oct 11.30am-3.30pm Ages 10-12 • $60 for two days
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VISITING CASULA POWERHOUSE GENERAL INFORMATION
Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all public areas of Casula Powerhouse. The theatre is fitted with a hearing loop, and has provision for restricted mobility access. Guide and Hearing Dogs are welcome. Exhibition openings are Auslan interpreted.
VENUE HIRE Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has a versatile range of facilities that are available for hire, including: THEATRE Our 322 seat traditional theatre is ideal for cultural showcases, film, conferences or sit down events. PERFORMANCE SPACE An open plan, practical space to hold your next conference, meeting, performance or small scale event. Perfect for small audiences and events requiring flexible staging. TURBINE HALL Our largest and most versatile space. With flexible staging, lighting and sound options, the turbine hall is perfect for expos, community launches, sit down dinners and other large scale events. 38
WE ARE LOCATED at 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula (entry via Shepherd St, Liverpool). EXHIBITIONS are open 9am-5pm weekdays, and 9am-4pm weekends. Entry to exhibitions is free. BOX OFFICE is open 9am-4.30pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends, and one hour prior to all main stage evening productions. BELLBIRD DINING & BAR is open for breakfast and lunch 9amARTISTS STUDIO 3pm weekdays, 9am-2.30pm A great small space for weekends, and one artists to host workshops, hour before evening meetings and other performances for light educational style events. snacks, coffee & tea. Great for small class sizes or for individual artist use. For hire information and bookings, contact reception on 02 8711 7123 or email reception@ casulapowerhouse.com
DINING AT CASULA POWERHOUSE At our onsite restaurant BELLBIRD DINING & BAR, we only use Australian ingredients, most sourced locally. This ensures that you only consume food that is at its peak and hasnâ€™t travelled
for days before gets to your plate. Bellbird also offers a range of catering options to complement your function or event. For more information on our Catering Packages call 02 8711 7123 or email reception@ casulapowerhouse.com
Details in this brochure are correct at time of printing. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre reserves the right to add, withdraw and substitute artists and vary the program and prices should the necessity arise. Please note that some performances may contain smoke, strobe lighting, loud noise, coarse language and nudity. Where possible we will indicate this in our program, website and in the foyer at the time of the performance. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a cultural facility of Liverpool City Council ABN 84181182471 For information on our tickets and refund policies visit casulapowerhouse.com
HOW TO GET HERE LIVERPOOL STATION
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BY TRAIN Disembark at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West & South Line or T5 Cumberland - first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown).
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BY CAR / BICYCLE From Parramatta or Campbelltown (without tolls) Take the Hume Highway towards Liverpool, turn at Terminus St towards Liverpool CBD and turn right at Pirie St. Follow the signs to the Casula Powerhouse, Shepherd Street entrance. From the M5/City (with tolls) Take the M5 to Liverpool. Exit at Moorebank Avenue and drive towards Liverpool turning left at Newbridge Road. Turn left into Speed Street and follow the signs to Casula Powerhouse. * FREE Onsite Parking *
28TH ANNUAL MIL-PRA AECG ART EXHIBITION NFSA RESTORES: MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Subtitled in English. Complimentary refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm. RSVP essential.
During the drought of 1898, headstrong and vivacious Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) dreams of escaping the drudgery of farm life for a career as a writer. On an extended visit to her aristocratic grandmother (Aileen Britton), she meets Harry Beecham (Sam Neill), a well-to-do grazier. Sybylla must decide if love will interrupt her plans for a brilliant career.
TUE 5 NOV 7:30PM
THU 21 NOV 11AM
ITALIAN FILM SCREENING: CI VUOLE UN FISICO (IT TAKES A PHYSIQUE) Alessandro and Anna meet after both being stood up by their prospective dates, and begin a journey of awareness and development. M18+
22ND ANNUAL LIVERPOOL ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION Entries open until 18 Oct.
The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond. Entries are accepted from all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who live in NSW and the ACT. Each year the exhibition features an exciting variety of artwork, made across mediums, along with art made by local students in our Kids Gallery. For the 28th anniversary, the Mil-Pra AECG Award will be awarded to the artist whose work celebrates the theme Hear My Voice. Entries open until 18 Oct.
7 DEC - 9 FEB ‘20
ABOVE: BANKSTOWN KOORI ELDERS ‘KOORIS WORKING TOGETHER’, 2018. INSTALLATION VIEW 27TH ANNUAL MIL-PRA AECG ART EXHIBITION.
For more information and to enter LAS or Mil-Pra visit:
23 NOV - 26 JAN ‘20
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Booklet filled with activities and events at Casula Powerhouse from August to October 2019
Published on Jul 16, 2019
Booklet filled with activities and events at Casula Powerhouse from August to October 2019