History brought to life in new exhibition at Blenheim House

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Created at Blenheim

Historic Blenheim House in Randwick will be opened to the public with an exciting exhibition of art installations and performances called Created at Blenheim House, opening on Saturday 30 July 2022.

Created at Blenheim House features seven artists and performers showcasing their incredible artworks as they engage directly with the building, its history and its significance to Randwick.

“Blenheim House has such an incredible story and we’re delighted to have artists occupying the building and creating works that reflect their experiences,” said Deputy Mayor Kym Chapple.

“Through their work the house speaks; with tales from its construction, the many lives lived in it and the unique rooms and furnishings.

“Blenheim House is a hidden gem set back from the street so even locals may be unaware of its existence and how close we came to losing it for good,” Ms Chapple continued.

“We’re looking forward to opening the doors to this special place and allowing people to see it for themselves. I have no doubt imaginations will be sparked by not only the art and performances but by the very rooms themselves.”

Artists include musician Chris Cody in trio with First Nations performer Matthew Doyle and violinist Susie Bishop, street artist Derek Carter, contemporary artist Alex Gawronski, performer Christina Mimmocchi, designer Sandra Cipriotti, graphic artist Helena Lillywhite and community artist Angela Nashaat.

The exhibition also celebrates the start of Blenheim House's transformation from abandoned residence to an arts and culture centre. Before works begin and Blenheim House is fully refurbished, Council will bring the space alive with more short-term art, performance and cultural activities.

Located at 17 Blenheim Street, Randwick, the historic two-storey sandstone house was built by the first Mayor of Randwick, Simeon Pearce, in 1848.

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Last Updated: 27 July 2022
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