Entrance to exhibition, Eucalyptusdom. Photographed by Zan Wimberley
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Eucalyptusdom

11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.

Clay Dynasty

11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023

Major exhibition to chart the diversity of studio ceramics in Australia - a collaboration with Aileen Sage Architects, AX Interactive, supported by Brickworks.
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Eucalyptusdom: Reawakening

Duration: 20 minutes
Finished 28 January 2022
Powerhouse Museum

This performance of Equinox, created by Eucalyptusdom artist Jane Sheldon, marks a ceremonial transition, reawakening the exhibition space after a period of rest.

This work, for two sopranos and electronics, takes Danielle Blau’s poem, The Vernal Equinox Story as a setting. A finalist in Australia’s 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, it employs recurrent palindromes and is full of axes of symmetry — equators — an echo of the twice-annual symmetry of the Earth’s hemispheres in relation to the sun’s light, at each Equinox. Sheldon’s composition fills the text with musical mirrors and visual axes of symmetry.

Sheldon is an acclaimed Australian-American soprano and composer who specialises in the creation and performance of exploratory chamber music. Her original work Eucalyptus Wind Rose was created as the soundscape for Eucalyptusdom.