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Two figures wearing leaf crowns with lyrebird harps

Lyrebird Harps with Anney Bounpraseuth

25 June 2023

Sunday Morning Free Creative Play

Ages 7+ | Join us at the Centre for Creativity for an epic art odyssey!

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world

Brene Brown, Professor & Lecturer

Learn how to create a lyrebird-shaped harp and a leaf crown!

Join Ms Anney B to learn about Ancient Greek rock stars known as “bards” as well as Australia’s own musical genius- the Superb Lyrebird.

You will be getting creative and making two stylish costume accessories including a lyrebird-shaped harp and a leaf crown.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

 

Anney Bounpraseuth

Anney Bounpraseuth is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage who reinterprets matriarchal traditions through painting, textiles, and sculpture to assert self-determined identity.

Bounpraseuth describes her kitsch, vivid and intensely patterned aesthetic as Cabracadabra or ‘South East Asian mum-style’ in honour of her mother Chockeo who came from Laos to Australia as a refugee migrant, raising her family in Cabramatta, a suburb of South West Sydney. Bounpraseuth cites her mother's clashing wardrobe and interior decorating style with fake flowers, imitation antiques and mismatched textiles as her main artistic influence.

Bounpraseuth has been featured on ABC TV and iView, ABC Radio National, FBI Radio’s Canvas program and Frankie Magazine. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Hidden Rookwood Sculpture Exhibition and Prize. She has presented in various galleries across NSW with solo exhibitions at Fairfield City Museum and Art Gallery and Bankstown Arts Centre. In 2018, she curated the February ARTBAR at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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