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Mini Maestro with Anney Bounpraseuth

19 November 2023

Sunday Morning Free Creative Play

Ages 7 - 11 | Learn how to be an orchestra conductor for the morning. Make your very own bowtie, baton and coattails for the occasion!

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.

Albert Einstein

Conducting in coattails

In this part art-making and part movement workshop, children will create and decorate their own wearable coattails and a baton to imagine what it would be like to conduct the orchestra. After watching some videos of internet famous children conductors, they will then practice being a conductor accompanied by music.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

 

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.

Sunday Morning Creative Play at the House

The Sydney Opera House’s Creative Play program cultivates children’s 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 eclectic mix of multidisciplinary alumni, all dedicated to exploring ideas driven by performance playfulness.

 

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