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Arcadia

16 December 2022 – 4 June 2023

Five local creative practitioners commissioned by Powerhouse respond to the blockbuster touring exhibition Gucci Garden Archetypes.
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Powerhouse Late: Vault x Arcadia

Finished 15 December 2022
Powerhouse Ultimo

Join Powerhouse and VAULT to celebrate the launch of Arcadia – a new exhibition featuring five artists commissioned by the Powerhouse to create new digital works drawing inspiration from the exhibition Gucci Garden Archetypes.

New works by Serwah Attafuah, Jade D’Amico, Amani Haydar, Emma Pham and Justine Youssef; artists with all strong ties to Western Sydney, will be presented via a series of screens, tablets, and projections alongside Gucci Garden Archetypes until 15 January 2023. Gucci Garden Archetypes is an immersive multimedia exhibition exploring the seminal advertising campaigns envisioned by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. 

This Powerhouse Late is presented in partnership with Australasian art and culture magazine VAULT. Artists featured in Arcadia will participate in a panel discussion, ‘Talking Through the Garden’. The night will also include DJs, and drinks. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the most recent edition of VAULT (stocks limited).  

 

ARCADIA LAUNCH 

6pm  Arcadia exhibition launch 

 

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

5–9pm Book a free timed entry to Gucci Garden Archetypes here. 

Browse other current exhibitions at your leisure.

 

ARTIST PANEL  

6.30pm   Theatre
‘Talking Through the Garden’ a discussion panel with artists featured in Arcadia artists, facilitated by VAULT editor Alison Kubler.  

 

DJs  

5–9pm Balcony, Level 2 

 

BAR

5–9pm Bar by Grifter

 

ARCADIA ARTISTS 

Serwah Attafuah is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based on Dharug Country. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by Afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes.   

Jade D’Amico is a photographer and creative director from South-Western Sydney whose practice is inspired by her Argentinian and Italian heritage. D’Amico works across fashion, music and events.  

Amani Haydar is an artist, lawyer, mum and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney. Amani uses visual art and writing to explore the personal and political dimensions of abuse, loss, identity and resilience. In 2021 she released her award-winning debut memoir ‘The Mother Wound’. 

Emma Pham is an emerging digital artist interested in how the technically obsolete’ medium of pixel art can continue to evolve and re-invent itself in the contemporary age. Her work ruminates on the concept of ‘third places’, in-between physical and virtual spaces within which alternative practices and futures may be dreamt.  

Justine Youssef an artist interested in moments and places that reconfigure authoritative realities. Their site-specific installations, video and scent works forge superstition into empirical worlds and embrace that which is warped through displacement.