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Powerhouse move on new timeline

By ALLISON HORE Originally slated to be shut down in January, the controversial closure of the Powerhouse Museum’s Ultimo site has been pushed back again. The staged shutdown of the museum is set to begin in June next year. In May, newly appointed museum CEO Lisa Havilah told the Sydney Morning Herald that she would […]

Another Day, Another CEO for the Powerhouse

By Kylie Winkworth After an international search for the next CEO of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), the government has appointed Lisa Havilah, current director of Carriageworks. Tasked with the controversial closure of the Powerhouse and establishment of the New Museum Western Sydney (NMWS), she will start at the museum in January. […]

Allianz Stadium’s top secret plans

BY SOPHIE STOCKMAN Community members are being kept in the dark about important issues associated with the $729 million Allianz Stadium redevelopment project. The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust (SGCT) privately owns the Allianz Stadium site, unlike stadiums at Olympic Park and Parramatta, which come under the NSW government. Saving Moore Park president, Michael Waterhouse, has […]

Secret Powerhouse business

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week the Berijiklian government stooped to new lows when its arts minister Don Harwin failed to follow Upper House directives to produce the business plan for the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta. This was despite Harwin’s spokesperson saying in early April that “The business case was delivered […]

Powerhouse unplugged

OPINION BY KYLIE WINKWORTH Spare a thought for the poor Powerhouse Museum (PHM) this festive season. While its sister organisation the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) is rejoicing in the ministerial rubber stamp for the monster $344m Sydney Modern gallery on land belonging to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the PHM is desperately searching for dance […]

Museum move might damage artifacts

BY ALEC SMART Confusion surrounds the NSW Government’s plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta, with concern that priceless exhibits will be irreparably damaged in transit. Meanwhile the public remains unaware of who will finance the estimated $1.5 billion costs. Last week the Upper House held another hearing into the NSW Government’s […]

Powerhouse to be drowned

BY ALEX EUGENE The government made its devastating announcement this week the Powerhouse Museum would move from Ultimo to Parramatta. Up to 90% of the museum's collection could be moved 25km across Sydney, at an expected cost of $1billion. After years of protest from the community, the site of the iconic venue will now most […]

Powerhouse plans still in jeopardy

BY ALEX EUGENE Last week’s media announcement that the Powerhouse Museum would stay at its Ultimo site was met with more trepidation than celebration by community members. Information that the museum would no longer be relocated to Parramatta, was prematurely leaked from a Ministers’ cabinet meeting. A source alleged that the leak had been deliberate […]

Powerhouse will move to Parramatta

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED Last Tuesday's hearing over the controversial plan to move the Powerhouse Museum from Ultimo to Parramatta left many shocked and angered. After months of debate and protest, the Upper House Inquiry into Museums and Galleries finally decreed that the move will go ahead. Protestors were given hope when the case was […]

Following the Money Trail: From the Powerhouse To Parramatta

LAWRENCE GIBBONS Late last month a few dozen inner city activists did what millions of Sydneysiders do weekly: they boarded a bus and headed west to the suburbs.  A minibus picked the group up near the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo and drove an hour inland to Parramatta, the proposed new home of the Powerhouse Museum. […]