Powerhouse Museum hosts Sydney premiere of From Ether

21 March 14, SYDNEY: Take a journey from a star’s perspective as three-time ARIA Award-winning pianist Andrea Keller presents the Sydney premiere of From Ether at the Powerhouse Museum on Saturday 12 April at 2.00pm, part of Yuri’s Night world space celebrations.
Inspired by images sent down to earth by astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield from his time spent on the International Space Station, Keller has composed an ethereal and haunting soundscape to accompany Hadfield’s moving more…

A new exhibition celebrates the sequinned splendour of the hit stage and screen musical Strictly Ballroom

20 March 2014, SYDNEY: Its thirty years since Strictly Ballroom set the world dancing and to celebrate its incredible journey, the Powerhouse Museum is presenting The Strictly Ballroom story, a new exhibition opening on Saturday 5 April 2014.

The exhibition celebrates the sequinned splendour of the hit stage and screen musical and tells the Strictly Ballroom story through design drawings, cast and set photos, performance and rehearsal clips. A highlight is 40 dazzling original costumes more…

Step up to the dance floor or into the videogame arcade at the Powerhouse Museum during the April school holidays

13 March 2014 – From hands-on workshops to interactive dancing, there are plenty of fun activities for kids at the Powerhouse Museum during the April school holidays, 12 – 28 April 2014. Discover the science behind Angry Birds, take part in a giant Minecraft build, or learn game coding and stop motion animation. Discover the magic behind Baz Lurhmann’s acclaimed Strictly Ballroom in a new exhibition and join us for a fun-filled dance lesson more…

Next generation of Australian fashion designers on display at the Powerhouse Museum, 22 March – 17 August 2014

5 March 2014 – From a ‘blood’ soaked evening gown exploring love, obsession and violence to an experiment with bonded foil textiles, this year’s Student Fashion display at the Powerhouse Museum highlights the creativity and talent of the next generation of Australian fashion designers.
Each year Student Fashion showcases outfits from the final year ranges of top students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools. Illustrating their diverse design signatures and technical skills, this year’s display more…

New exhibitions showcase latest design and engineering ideas, from innovative school leavers to industry leaders

12 February 2014 – Cutting-edge engineering solutions and the latest design and product ideas are showcased in two new exhibitions, Engineering Excellence and designTECH, opening this month at the Powerhouse Museum.

The exhibitions reveal the revolutionary work continuing in our engineering industry as well as unveil the creativity and enormous potential of our next generation of designers.

Engineering Excellence features the latest award-winning Australian engineering projects undertaken in this country and around the world, across categories more…

Discover the ultimate videogame arcade this summer – tickets on sale for Game Masters

14 NOVEMBER 2013 – Step into the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters when the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters opens at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on 13 December. Book your tickets now at ticketek.com.au.

Featuring over 100 playable games, this highly interactive exhibition celebrates the work of the world’s most influential videogame designers and showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles, PC more…

New Trustees for Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

The NSW Government today welcomed the appointment of three trustees to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Mr Souris announced that Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM and Ms Lisa Chung would be new trustees, while Professor John Shine AO would be reappointed as President. His initial appointment was in January 2012. The three-year terms of the trustees will start on 1 January, 2014.

“It more…

The Powerhouse Museum to host the first Mini Maker Faire in Sydney on Sunday 24 November

“Everything in the Met, was made by a Maker,” Don Undeen Head NY Metropolitan Museum of Art’ Media Lab

Sydney, Australia: The Powerhouse Museum will be transformed into an inventors’ paradise on Sunday 24 November when the first Mini Maker Faire hits Sydney. Founded by Make magazine, the maker movement is a DIY phenomenon sweeping the world which embraces invention, resourcefulness and imagination. Labelled the biggest show and tell on earth, the maker movement is more…

New leadership team to reshape Powerhouse Museum announced

28 OCTOBER 2013, SYDNEY

Newly appointed Powerhouse Museum Director Rose Hiscock today announced two key senior appointments to the Museum’s executive team; Dolla Merrillees and Michael Parry.

“The Powerhouse is in a period of transformation and I am delighted to attract two such dynamic and credentialed individuals. Dolla and Michael will bring a progressive and innovative approach to the Museum. We share a commitment and vision to revitalise and reshape the Powerhouse Museum, its collections, more…

A new exhibition reveals fascinating stories behind the Powerhouse Museum’s extraordinary fashion collection

25 OCTOBER 2013:  What would you wear to meet Elvis, the President of the United States or to trek to the South Pole …and back? Drawing on the Powerhouse Museum’s extensive fashion and dress collection, Clothes Encounters is a new exhibition featuring ten stories exploring the clothing worn or created by a diverse range of Australians, from different eras and walks of life, in response to significant political, creative and social encounters in their more…