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STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition

If you want to meet the major and minor characters of the Star Wars films, then Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition, the blockbuster show at the Powerhouse, is the place to be. If you want a lesson in human development thrown in, then ditto. A curious combination to say the least, but the movies as […]

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. […]

Ultimo locals question lack of details in Baird’s Powerhouse plan

BY LUCAS BAIRD Premier  Mike Baird and his Deputy, Troy Grant officially announced on the 11th of April the new location for the Powerhouse Museum. The site, located on the Parramatta foreshore will allow for a 40 per cent increase of space for the facility. But community groups have criticised the plan as being “vague”; […]

The Powerhouse math doesn’t stack up

OPINION -- BY LAWRENCE GIBBONS The Baird government’s intention to sell the existing Powerhouse Museum site in Ultimo to developers is economic and cultural vandalism on an unprecedented scale. No modern day global city in living memory has bulldozed a museum in the historic heart of the city in order to relocate its cultural collection […]

Jeers and heckles as Powerhouse move is debated in NSW Parliament

By ANDREW BARCLAY In a raucous discussion, complete with wolf calls and booing, the NSW Government sought to position so called inner city elites against western Sydney in a parliamentary debate over the selloff of the Powerhouse Museum on Friday. The debate in parliament occurred after a petition with 10,000 signatories was tabled in Parliament […]

Community continue fight to save Powerhouse

By Tang Li   Community groups and politicians are fearful that the proposal to shut down the Powerhouse Museum and relocate it to Western Sydney will soon become a reality since the re-election of the Baird Government. A Save the Powerhouse rally will be held on this Saturday 30 May at the corner of Harris […]

Power to the people at Ultimo Community Centre

A public forum to protest the controversial relocation of the Powerhouse Museum will be held this Friday. Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker, historian Shirley Fitzgerald as well as City Hub publisher and president of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce Lawrence Gibbons will speak at the ‘Fight for the Powerhouse’ event. The forum follows the […]