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Opera House Unmasked With Anney Bounpraseuth

21 May 2023

In the Centre for Creativity

Kids & Families

Sunday Morning Free Creative Play

Ages 7+ | Get creative using paints and masking tape to create the image of the Sydney Opera House and masking a blank canvas.

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

Albert Einstein

Make your mark with mask(ing) tape

You're the Artist! Paint your canvas using acrylics and masking tape, with colourful Jenny Kee or Ken Done style Australian flora, fauna or fireworks. After your paint has dried, peel off the masking tape to reveal the Sydney Opera House building.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Sunday Morning Creative Play at the House

The Sydney Opera House's Creative Play program cultivates childrens' creative thinking skills through a series of artist-led making activities that inspire, nurture critical thinking skills, collaboration and making with others. Creative Play spans an electic mix of multidisciplinary alumni, all dedicated to exploring ideas driven by performance playfulness.

Meet the Artist

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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