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Awakening Evenfall

Free Creative Play during the April school holidays

Get creative by beading, sewing and weaving old Sydney Opera House uniforms in Creative Play these holidays to make a group art installation. Led by The Adorned Collective and Western Sydney multidisciplinary artist Liam Benson. 

In the Western Foyers | Kids & Families

Get your creative juices flowing!

Awakening Evenfall invites kids to tell their unique stories by repurposing old Opera House uniforms and other materials with embroidery, weaving and sewing.

It will be facilitated by The Adorned Collective, a community group of artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who share a love of making and artist Liam Benson. 

Using the uniforms with embroidery techniques, kids will add their unique voice to an accumulative narrative told through movement patterns in nature; such as the migratory dance of flying foxes navigating Sydney’s evening sky, wandering one’s own neighbourhood, or crossing oceans to connect continents. 

The children will have the opportunity to work on two activities: 

1. A large collaborative installation which involves children being given packs of fabric and sequins. Artists from The Adorned Collective will help sew each creation together. Each piece will then be added to the large collective art work, which will be strung around the walls of the Studio foyer, like hanging carpets or tapestries.

2. The second activity is making tote bags which are adorned and embroidered. Kids will be able to take their bag home with them.

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Venue Information

Audience capacities at this event will be managed in line with current NSW Government guidelines. We ask that anyone aged 12 and over brings and wears a mask, and that you follow all health and safety directions from our staff.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer adhering to COVID Safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • 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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