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Rosie Deacon: House Warming

Sydney Opera House has just launched its new Centre for Creativity — and it's opening with this interactive art exhibition.
By Ben Hansen
January 07, 2022
By Ben Hansen
January 07, 2022

A brand new arts and culture centre dedicated to hands-on experiences has opened at the Sydney Opera House. The centre is a former office space that has been converted to facilitate immersive creative experiences including performances, workshops and installation.

One of the highlights of the launch program is multi-disciplinary artist Rosie Deacon's interactive exhibition House Warming. The activation features a forest of her joyous and colourful recycled sculptures and artworks. Attendees are also encouraged to contribute to the forest as part of its two-week run.

The free, family-friendly exhibition is running from Tuesday, January 4–Sunday, January 16 at the Opera House's Centre for Creativity. Sessions run 10am–3pm daily, alongside a selection of night sessions that will run on Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January 8, and again on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15.

Other exhibitions and workshops on offer during the centre's opening program include a workshop from western Sydney hip hop crew CanYouAfro?; a workshop lead by Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta and Dhudaroah artist Tegan Mursock that teaches participants the fundamentals of Aboriginal weaving and making wall hangings; and a vogueing class lead by Sydney's Street University.

"The Centre for Creativity offers programs inspired by the Opera House and all that it does – spanning design, dance, First Nations cultures, engineering, song and storytelling – so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can set their creativity free," said Sydney Opera House Director of Programming Fiona Winning.

Daniel Boud

Top image: Cassandra Hannagan

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