On now until 16 July 2017 Powerhouse Museum

Gravity invisibly governs the movement of the world, the shape of space and the flow of time. MicroGravity explores human fascination with these fundamental aspects of the universe through scientific investigations and artistic explorations. It features:

  • A commissioned audio-visual work by artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
  • An important new acquisition of a prototype sphere made and used at CSIRO as part of the Avogadro Project, an international effort to redefine the kilogram in terms of fundamental constants
  • Historical material from the MAAS collection, including a set of standard troy weights, made in England and used by the New South Wales Government from about 1884 to 1917.

MicroGravity displays a small selection of artworks and objects that connect to the Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition, a 2016 exhibition collaboratively produced by MAAS and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.