Peter Tonkin, the lead architect in the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre development, will be the guest speaker when new exhibition Solid State is launched there from 6pm on Friday night, July 17.
Solid state physics concerns itself with the properties and structures of solid objects.
The science focuses on the arrangement of closely packed molecules that form a larger whole.
Using this premise, the exhibition Solid State investigates the physical structure of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre as the architectural remains of a powerhouse.
By curating artworks in tandem with the physical site, the selected artworks invite the public to reimagine the building in new and figurative ways.
The selected artworks reference the Powerhouse by way of the skill and precision required to create and control force and movement, yet they also explore instances of instability, vacancy and the decay that arises when these properties do not exist.
Solid State includes works by Tully Arnot, Marley Dawson, Nicholas Folland, Christopher Hanrahan, Anna Kristensen, Jess MacNeil, Callum Morton, Jamie North, Caroline Rothwell, Kathy Temin, Justin Trendall, Simon Yates and Ken and Julia Yonetani.
WHAT: Solid State
WHEN: July 18 to September 6
OPENING: 6pm, Friday, July 17