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Creative Collaborations at Powerhouse Late, 2023

Powerhouse Late, the popular Thursday night program at Powerhouse Ultimo, will spotlight the museum’s talented collaborators through its final event of the year.

Later opening hours on Thursday, December 14 will allow audiences to experience a multifaceted program reflecting the diverse range of disciplines championed by each Powerhouse Creative Resident.

Live musical performances by Generations Fellowship alumni Indira Elias and this year’s

Generations Fellows, Clarissa Mei and 700 Feel, will provide a memorable soundtrack for the evening alongside new commissions produced by ambient music producers Salamanda (Uman Therma and Yetsuby), HTRK vocalist Jonnine and current Generations Fellow, SOLLYY using samples from the Powerhouse initiative Sounding the Collection. Audiences will also hear new Australian stories during a live recording of ‘All The Best’ by independent youth broadcaster FBi Radio.

Indira Elias

Queer Screen will present a curated selection of films from Australia, America, the U.K. and

Europe. capturing the diversity of gender identities, experiences and the importance of inclusion through engaging storytelling. Highlights include: ‘To the Future, With Love,’ an animated self-portrait by American filmmaker Shaleece Haas featuring Hunter ‘Pixel’ Jimenez, a non-binary teenager caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after with his boyfriend; ‘Happy New Year, Ms. Luna,’ a film by Cambodian-Australian filmmaker Andy Diep about a young trans-feminine woman attending her family’s annual Lunar New Year gathering for the first time since transitioning; and ‘My Brother is a Mermaid’ by British filmmaker Alfie Dale, a realist fairytale about a trans-feminine teenager, as seen through the eyes of their seven-year-old brother.

give young architects a platform to share fascinating perspectives with a wider audience through an architectural-themed Pecha Kucha. Aspiring illustrators will also be able to experiment with new techniques through a special Drawing Club facilitated by multidisciplinary artist Kelly Doley.

Wordsmiths from Bankstown Poetry Slam will compose and perform improvised spoken word poetry inspired by the award-winning cultural project, 100 Climate Conversations, giving new perspectives on climate change.

Kelly Doley, in the City of Sydney Live-Work Creative Spaces, William Street Sydney, 2019. Photo Katherine Griffiths, City of Sydney.

The immersive late-night program will be complemented by a pop-up bar curated by local

brewery, Grifter, and projected visuals that highlight key Powerhouse Late moments from the

past year.

Powerhouse Late is supported by the City of Sydney and the NSW Government through the

December 14, 5–10pm. For more info:


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