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Family Day: Design

Duration: 6 hours

Powerhouse Castle Hill presents a free day of demonstrations, talks and hands-on activities focusing on design – designed to inspire people of all ages.

Design Collection 

The talent and skills of some of the world’s best designers are contained in Store One. Chairs, vases, bowls, necklaces, and more brim with the creativity of generations of designers and makers and are a rich source of inspiration today.

Micro-recycling Workshop with Defy Design
11am, 12pm and 1pm

Defy Design divert plastic waste from landfill and give it new life as useful products, contributing to the circular economy. Join them for a demonstration of their recycling, designing and manufacturing process.

Zine Workshop with Emily Greenwood 
10am – 3pm

Join Western Sydney-based artist Emily Greenwood to create your own zine based on design objects from the Powerhouse collection. Zines (from ‘magazines’) are self-published booklets that combine text, images, collage and illustration.

Clay Building Workshop with EJ Son
11am – 3pm

Work with artist EJ Son to make your own hand-built clay object based on design objects from the Powerhouse collection.

Albion Press Printing
10am – 3.30pm

Design and create your own print using our 1860 Albion printing press. Watch this 163-year-old machine in operation and take home your own small piece of history.

3D Printing Demonstration
10am – 3.30pm

Watch 3D printing in action and chat to our experts about how to go from idea to reality using 3D modelling software.

Custom Vinyl Stickers 
10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm

Design and produce your own unique vinyl stickers using digital cutting machines.

Mars Rover Demonstration 
10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Uncover the mysteries of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at one of our free Meet the Robots demonstrations.

Walkthrough: What’s That Sound? 
10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

Be taken on a journey of the sounds surrounding us, from sounds that provide help to those we choose to hear because they enrich our lives.

This event is free, but registration is recommended.

Please note there are no food or drink facilities on site, but you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and blanket to enjoy the lawns.


All AgesFree
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Castle Hill venue page, including:

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