LAUNCH of Created at Blenheim House
Thu 16 Feb 2023 - Thu 16 Feb 2023
6 pm - 8 pm
- Blenheim House
- 17 Blenheim Street, Randwick 2031
Step inside historic Blenheim House and see artworks and installations created to complement and contrast with the building's long and rich history.
- Free entry
Created at Blenheim House breathes new life into one of Council’s oldest buildings.
Join us for the launch of the third round of exciting and innovative exhibitions at Blenheim House. This two-week show features 11 artists and 4 performances over the fortnight, and invites you to experience snapshots of the House’s history told through an incredible range of styles and mediums.
Randwick Council is delighted to host unique artworks and performances from Blair Greenberg, Cat Jones, Harpe Diem, Jack McLain, Leanne Ridgeway, Maya Stocks, mcdermottbaxter, Natalie Bateman, Nicola Smith, Nicolas Witte, Paris Rosemont, Rosemary Strachen, Stefania Riccardi & Alexandra Mills, and Zoe Marni Robertson.
Blair Greenberg - Handpan will perform on Sunday 19 February and Friday 24 February from 2pm to 2.30pm
Harpe Diem (a duo of Cinzia Montresor and Karen Hickmott) will perform on Sunday 19 February from 12.30pm to 1.10pm
Paris Rosemont Human Poetry Jukebox will perform Sunday 26 February from 11am to 12pm
The installation 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 is bringing the space alive with short-term art, performance and cultural activities.
This is a free entry exhibition, with no tickets or bookings needed.
- Thursday 16 February: 6pm - 8pm
- Friday 17 February, Saturday 18 February & Sunday 19 February: 11am - 3pm
- Thursday 23 February: 6pm - 8pm
- Friday 24 February, Saturday 25 February & Sunday 26 February: 11am - 3pm
Blenheim House was completed in January 1848 by Simeon Henry Pearce. He was late elected Randwick's first mayor after Randwick became incorporated as a municipality on 22nd February 1859. It was built facing west and overlooked what is now down towards Randwick Racecourse. Pearce became known as the "Father of Randwick" and his energy, foresight, and influence helped mould the character of early Randwick. He served six terms as mayor of the municipality and was the driving force behind the building of St Jude's Church in Randwick.
The House was acquired by Randwick City Council in 1984 and refurbished with the help of the Friends of Blenheim House from 1989.