past Exhibition

100 Climate Conversations

Location marker iconUltimoTime iconCLOSED IN 2024

As Australia’s most ambitious climate-focused cultural project, 100 Climate ConversationsExternal link icon aims to inspire action by presenting an evidence-based and empowering vision of the future. 100 Climate Conversations is also the first carbon neutral Powerhouse exhibition, certified by Climate Active.

The program showcases 100 visionary Australians taking effective action to address the most critical issue of our time: climate change.

100 vertical screens with 100 people inside the screens, floating from the ceiling.

Each conversation offers an inspired story of invention, community and resilience, from regional farmers sequestering soil carbon and Traditional Owners managing Country through cultural burning, to architects building carbon-neutral homes and entrepreneurs leading the world’s most ambitious renewable energy projects.

Featuring Mike Cannon-Brookes, Victor Steffensen, Ronni Kahn, Clover Moore, Rebecca Huntley, Grace Vegesana, Ross Garnaut and Ketan Joshi in conversation with some of Australia's most respected journalists.

The conversations, hosted by the nation’s most respected journalists, were recorded live at the Powerhouse and the final conversation was released on January 26, 2024 with Wuthathi, Yadhaigana, and Meriam woman Terri Janke. Video and transcripts of each conversation are available on our website along with the podcast produced in partnership with Spotify. Records of the 100 Conversations now form part of our Climate Change archive for future generations as part of the museum’s collectionExternal link icon.

We really need to find space, safe spaces, where we can use both our science and our imagination to work with our communities to reduce the impacts of these extreme weather events.
Dr Arnagretta Hunter

Object No.89/248. Photographic negatives and prints of Ultimo Powerhouse by David Lee.


Object No. 2020/79/1
'This Is Fine' placard used at the Sydney Climate Strike made by Quinn Chen