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House Warming

With Rosie Deacon

Play space installation

Help us open our Centre for Creativity with a House Warming party! Led by visual artist Rosie Deacon, help create a series of sculptures and installations that will grow bigger and bigger with your creativity.

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | All Ages Event

"I love to engage with the spectacle of obsession and the realms of the absurd."
Rosie Deacon

Experiment, play and interact at House Warming

For the Centre for Creativity's opening week, Rosie Deacon has created a new installation, House Warming, that will welcome guests of all ages to explore, experiment, play and interact. Participants will be able to wear costumes, or make jewellery, little creatures and plants out of simple recycled materials, that they can take home or add to the space.

Due to the tactile nature of the workshop, we actively encourage that you practise good hand hygiene. Sydney Opera House Global Goals Partner Dettol have handwashing advice on display in all bathrooms and Hand Sanitiser stations with Dettol Aloe Vera Gel are also available across the site and at the entrances for the Centre for Creativity. 

The installation will evolve and build over the duration of the event, with contributions made by participants - the end result will be a large-scale, site-specific work created by the community, led by Deacon and three facilitators that will vibrantly and colourfully “warm” the new Centre for Creativity - how great is that!

Rosie Deacon's use of recycled materials supports Sydney Opera House's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Dettol is a Sydney Opera House Global Goals Partner. 

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Meet the Artist...

Rosie Deacon was born in Nyngan, central west slopes and plains. Growing up in regional communities such as Bathurst and Wagga Wagga, the artist was influenced to create a strong community engaged craft practice. Deacon uses easily accessible materials and what may be described as ‘everyday junk’ to create pieces that blur the lines between contemporary art, craft and jewellery practice.

Deacon repurposes everyday materials such as synthetic eyelashes together with things like acrylic paint, expanding foam, jewels, glittery stickers and clay. The mash-up of a diversity of materials affects the meaning of the work and how an audience may interpret the idea of artists’ process.

Rosie Deacon headshot

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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