See nature in a whole new light in this fascinating night of art, talks, music, film and more about how our most innovative artists, designers and architects...
Natural Wonder: Powerhouse Late X Vivid Ideas
500 Harris Street
Access and Inclusion
See nature in a whole new light in this fascinating night of art, talks, music, film and more about how our most innovative artists, designers and architects take inspiration from its many wonders, curated by Liane Rossler, artist, designer and founder of Superlocalstudio and co-founder of Dinosaur Designs.
In the theatre, hear first-hand from a series of innovators, artists, and storytellers with a trio of talks. Bee expert and Honey Fingers founder Nic Dowse will unpack the sticky connections between bees, farming, food, art, history and design. Designer, writer and UTS School of Design Associate Professor in Visual Communication Zoe Sadokierski will talk about how storytelling can tackle biodiversity loss and climate change. And a trio of First Nations designers - Kaylie Salvatori, Samantha Rich and Zoe Sims – will discuss their work, creativity and what designing the future from a First Nations perspective looks like.
Get hands-on with a series of craft workshops. Learn the art of floral arrangements with contemporary botanical artist Aleksandra, try out some flora embroidery under the steady hands of Prints Charming and Happen Store's Cath Derksama, and make some paper flowers and more wonders with Studio Paperform founder Benja Harney.
Plus, a set of installations inspired by nature throughout the Museum by Tully Arnott, Benja Harney, Honey Fingers, and Aleksandra, plus music all night by Chordata and Groove Scooter. And don’t miss screenings of Isabella Rossellini’s hilarious and gorgeous Green Porno series, where the iconic actress and artist enacts out mating rituals of animals and insects.
Find the full schedule and line-up below.
This event is part of a series of free Powerhouse Late x Vivid Ideas nights exploring the role of creativity in community and connection.
Theatre, Level 2
6pm – A brief history of Honeybees, Beekeeping and Beehives from a creative perspective – a presentation by Nic Dowse from Honey Fingers
7pm – Design-led encounters with urban diversity by Zoe Sadokierski
8pm – First Nations Design panel featuring leading practitioners working in design and creative fields, creating better urban environments incorporating nature with First Nations knowledge and wisdom. Kaylie Salvatori, Samantha Rich and Zoe Sims.
WORKSHOPS – drop in activities
5pm - 9pm – Flora embroidery with Cath Derksema
5pm - 9pm – Paper flower and leaf making workshop by Benja Harney
Kings Cinema, Level 2
5pm - 9pm – Green Porno (2008) by Isabella Rossellini
5pm - 9pm – Honey Fingers installation
5pm - 9pm – Cactus sculptures by Tully Arnott
5pm - 9pm – Paper nature installations by Benja Harney
5pm - 9pm – Tully Arnott plant mobile installation
5pm - 9pm – Floral arrangements by Aleksandra
5pm - 9pm – Happiness by Grant Stevens
6pm - 9pm – The Flowers of Bob by The Garden of Bob
5pm - 9pm – CHORDATA visual projections
6pm - 8pm – Sonic Soundscape by CHORDATA with visual projections. CHORDATA (Ross Harley, MT Hill and Gary Warner) created live improvised sound and vision using found objects, modular synthesis, samples and more.
5pm - 9pm – DJ Groovescooter - Paris Pompour
This is part of Vivid Ideas' Immersive Events series. Be transported somewhere new by the Up Late nights at Australian Museum and Powerhouse, an NFT party, mindfulness workshops and truly one-of-a-kind experiences.