culture at work

STEAM family free workshop every Sunday 10-11am – COVID rules apply

FREE monthly STEAM workshop for children accompanied by parents or grandparents.

Last Sunday of each month / Free entry



Pyrmont in Watercolour: An exhibition of watercolours by Lionel King –

Exhibition CULTURE AT WORK Accelerator Gallery


MURAT’S ROMA, perceptions, remembrances, places – March 2020


/ Free entry

In the spring of 2018, Murat had the good fortune (although those who have come to know him and his work would say that this was a well-earned recognition of his talent) to spend three months in The Eternal City, as a painter in residence at the British School at Rome. Murat used this time to explore the city and its surroundings, choosing an area to explore, or indeed to get lost in, every day, as well as hanging out with his Renaissance Art idols at every opportunity. Rome is indeed a monumental city, where it easy to be entranced by the grandeur of buildings and of piazze with their spectacular fountains. And not forgetting the sheer ‘campery’ of religious spectacles – like the meticulously choreographed sound and light show in the left transept of the Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, where a painted altarpiece slowly descends to reveal a silver statue depicting St. Ignatius getting ready to nip off up to heaven – every afternoon around 5.30 PM. Or time-travelling at San Clemente where if you permit your eye to hone in on details, like Murat, you will encounter geometrical, cosmatesque shapes and patterns that have been transported from the Islamic East, from Byzantium. An important caveat from the artist and his grandmother however – never ignore the periphery for your eye might just capture something magical: djinns – spirits of the forest – some of them good, others not – but always red-headed. You might just be surprised what you can witness on a quiet afternoon spent with the cherry blossoms at the Parco Centrale del Lago or an early, early morning at the Vatican or at the Piazza Navona before the throngs of tourists and flâneurs descend. In this collection, Murat, continuing his journey through a Camp lens, has minimised the use of the paintbrush – quite the challenge for a painter. What you are experiencing here is an exploration of ‘needlework’, reminiscent of Persian relief painting, with industrial enamel paint painstakingly applied and manipulated by needles to create both detail and whimsy. Sydney, February 2020 



Art Science Public talk with Drinks

15 August 2019 6-8pm / $5.50 inc get event is fully booked

The Sydney Science Festival 2019 is underway and CULTURE AT WORK shares the stories of artists and scientists who have collaborated in art-science Residencies over the past decade.

Science and Art  in Conversation will be held on Thursday 15th August 6-8pm.


Marta Ferracin

Jo Burzynska

Laura Jade Hindes

Liz Shreeve

Lea Kannar -Lichtenberger


Dr David Gallego-Ortega Garvan Institute

Dr Robert Baker University of Sydney


MAKERSPACE : BUILD, CODE, CREATE – Jonathon Bolitho workshop

Art Science STEAM workshop for children accompanied by parents or grandparents,

2019 Sun 9am-10am / FREE

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Workshops

Magformers make amazing constructions: Magically they click together to enable small hands to building sturdy creations. Come along with your kids or grandchildren to join the fun. A one hour free workshop with artist and scientists to help you with your making.

Come along and check out the new equipment that we have set up in our Maker Space.

The Maker Space will have school holiday paid programs on offer.






Last Sunday each month 9-10am / FREE

CULTURE AT WORK is grateful for the support of a 2019 community grant from The Star.

Our family workshops are designed to bring the whole family and extended family together to play and create, experiment using a range of great play materials including Magformers, Little Bits, Lego and craft. CULTURE AT WORK is 10 years old this year on 24 Feb 2019.

Our education program is based on the theoretical framework of Lev Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist and amazing thinker. He observed children learning incrementally from engaging with another person. This process is called the Zone of Proximal Development or the ZPD. CULTURE AT WORK bases its programs and residencies on the work of Lev Vygotsky. That is why we invite parents and grandparents to come and learn and play with children and grandchildren. We can all learn from each other. Come and PLAY!


Entropy an exhibition by Lisa Tolcher and Marta Ferracin

Art Science Residency

3-17 Nov 2018 / Free entry

Entropy is a collaborative art-science residency project at CULTURE AT WORK in 2018 by Marta Ferracin and Lisa Tolcher. The artists have undertaken research in the fields of art and chemistry engaging with the processes of life and decay – taking over CULTURE AT WORK and its galleries and courtyard.


Jo Burzynska – Culture at Work Artist in Residence 2018


04-12 Aug 2018 / Exhibition Free entry

Jo Burzynska – CULTURE AT WORK Art-Science Residency 2018  

Jo Burzynska is multi-sensory artist whose parallel backgrounds in sound art and professional wine writing have increasingly converged in the production of art at the intersection of the senses. This regularly combines audition and the chemical senses (taste and olfaction), the interaction between and its creative application is also the topic of her current interdisciplinary doctoral research at UNSW Art & Design.



CULTURE AT WORK 2018 Sponsor James.N.Kirby Foundation – Creative Galaxies: Space, Data and Composition

The JAMES N. KIRBY FOUNDATION has generously supported CULTURE AT WORK’s most recent innovative education program. for primary schools in our local area Creative Galaxies, Space, Data and Composition.




13 jun 2017 Tue 6pm-8pm

CULTURE AT WORK will be hosting a panel discussion between artists, scientists and business strategists at the Chau Chak Building.