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Powerhouse Late x Vivid Ideas: Paradise Fair

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Discovery and disruption with a side of wicked delight. Think ‘Alisi in Pacific Wonderland’ where things aren’t quite what they seem. Artist Yuki Kihara, in collaboration with Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts, invites you to try a range of new experiences as you move in and around her stunning new exhibition, Paradise Camp. Take a sip and jump into a curated program of immersive activity, responsive choreography, audience participation and ironic cocktails in this special night flipping the script.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Powerhouse Museum is situated upon the ancestral homeland of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, whom we acknowledge as Traditional Custodians. We recognise their timeless and continuous connection to Country and pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging.


6pm Si’ou alofa Maria
6.45pm Genesis 9:16
7.45pm Reinventing the archive
8pm Tapa x Taualuga
Paradise Camp exhibition

5–9pm Adornment making with master artist Sione Falemaka and super stylist Bayvick Lawrance, Catalina Maker Space

7pm Siva Mai! Matavai dance showcase, Theatre

6pm Melissa Malu (Australian Museum) with artists Yuki Kihara (Paradise Camp) and Airileke (PASIFIX), Theatrette

7.30pm Talanoa Walk the Talk, Theatrette
8pm Making of Paradise Camp, Theatre
5–9pm Paradise Camp in Sāmoa 2024, Der Papālagi: The White Man (2016), The other day in Paradise (2003), Kings Cinema
5–9pm Making of: Fonofono o le nuanua: Patches of the rainbow + First Impressions: Paul Gauguin, Turbine Hall wall

5–9pm Sound selector Airileke, Balcony Level 2

5–9pm Bar by Grifter, with cocktail curated by Yuki Kihara, Balcony Level 2

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