EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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Please note that exhibitions and events are subject to change.
Earth Hour - Lights Out for the Reef
Customs House, Ground Floor
6 March – 30 March 2014
Comprised of hundreds of handmade coral forms donated by 350 people around Australia, the vibrant crochet coral reef is here to remind Sydneysiders of the urgent need to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change. This year Earth Hour's focus is on protecting Australia's Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. If we don't act now, in just sixteen years, the effects of climate change on the Reef will be irreversible.
Celebrate Earth Hour by hosting a gathering at home with friends and family or attending an Earth Hour community event on Saturday 29 March. Together, we'll watch the remarkable, world-premiere Earth Hour documentary "It's Lights Out for the Reef" before turning off our lights at 8:30pm to make a stand for our reef.
Show your commitment to saving our beautiful, fragile world before it's too late. www.earthhour.org.au
The Poetry Object 2013
A display of poems and photographs in response to special objects.
Customs House Library, Level 1
The Poetry Object Customs House Level 1 exhibition features shortlisted and winning poems, as well as a selection of photographs that capture the special, curious and unbreakable connections we have with objects.
The Red Room Company is a not-for-profit organisation based in Sydney, Australia. They create, promote and publish new poetry in unusual ways. Through a range of forms such as radio, podcast, live performance and collaboration with artists and designers, they broaden the public's definition of, and experience with, high quality Australian poetry. Their Public Projects focus on commissioning new work and developing imaginative contexts in which this poetry can be creatively and critically explored. The Red Room support the work of young and emerging writers, and are increasingly interested in engaging with regional and remote Australian voices.
David Moore: Capturing the Creation of the Sydney Opera House
Curated by Lisa Moore
Level 2 Library, 18 November 2013 to 23 March 2014.
Since opening in 1973, the Opera House has entertained audience in excess of 65 million. This year the Sydney Opera House will celebrate four decades as an eminent national building valuable piece of cultural and tourism infrastructure.
David Moore (1927 – 2003) was Australia's most renowned and widely travelled photojournalist. His extraordinary archive covers both his homeland and the many countries and subjects he visited over a sixty-year career.
From 1962 – 1979 Moore photographed the construction of the Opera House. His Opera House series taken from his extraordinary archival body of work will be shown at Customs House from November to commemorate the development of this iconic building as well as Moore's photographic legacy.
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