Casula Powerhouse presents GIANT LEAP, a multi-arts program, which includes six new exhibitions created to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. The launch and first steps on the moon were televised and watched around the world. The exhibitions provide insight into the impact of the first humans on the moon, on popular culture, on individuals and on their artwork and acknowledges the ancient and important influences of the moon in most cultures.
Join us for the official launch of the GIANT LEAP program on Saturday 20 July (3pm-9pm). Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. We’ll be open for extended hours, giving you the chance to see all of the exhibitions from day to night. There will be musical performances, short films, workshops, an Intergalactic Space Party (for kids) as well as a special moon viewing event with the Macarthur Astronomical Society.
GIANT LEAP has been made possible through funding from the United States Government, Create NSW and Liverpool City Council. Visit our website for more information about the artists and works featured in the GIANT LEAP program, as well as other GIANT LEAP events, film screenings, workshops and activities. GIANT LEAP runs until 8 September 2019.
We’ve got more details about this month’s events below, but for more information about our current and future events, grab our latest What’s On booklet from our front desk, check out our website or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
GIANT LEAP Program Launch : Event Schedule
Saturday 20 July, 3pm – 9pm | All ages | Free admission
3pm : Launch event begins
3:30pm : Official opening of six new exhibitions; meet the artists
3pm – 6pm : Musical performances (including Dweeb City)
4pm – 8pm : Astrology readings – introductory (bring birthdate, time and place)
6pm – 7.30pm : Experimental music and short films. (Featuring performances and works by Jaimie and Aspasia Leonarder, Garry Bradbury and Chris Caines)
4pm – 6pm : Kids workshop-wear or make your own space costume
6pm – 7.30pm : Intergalactic Space Party (Kids Disco) – Wear your own space costume or make one at the workshop
8pm – 9pm : Moon viewing with Macarthur Astronomical Society
Images courtesy of NASA