Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes

On now – 26 February 2021 Powerhouse Museum Free Entry

Hybrid is an exhibition of nine new works commissioned by the Powerhouse that interrogate the contemporary urban condition and explore the role of the home in 2030. Nine design studios have collaborated with researchers and practitioners from diverse industries to create furniture and objects exploring the rapidly changing global landscape and the most pressing issues of our time. The selected designers have responded to issues such as the global pandemic, poor air quality, bush fires, rising temperatures and wellbeing to premiere new objects ranging from a contemporary home shrine, objects to refocus and de-stress, a responsive light source that brings the experiences of nature into the home, a table from recycled plastic to artefacts developed from the objects left behind by the deceased.

Adam Goodrum x Ella Williams

Elliat Rich x Professor Joel Pearson and Canberra Glassworks

Henry Wilson x Stanislava Pinchuk

GibsonKarlo x Veena Sahajwalla

Trent Jansen x Johnny Nargoodah

Rive Roshan x Emmaline Cox

Andrew Simpson x Professor Tracie Barber

Charles Wilson x Giri Gaurav and Bala Mulloth

Tom Fereday x Dr Thea Brejzek

Hybrid x UNSW
The Hybrid brief was a unique opportunity for students from?UNSW Bachelor of Design?– Core Design Studio 3 to collaborate and develop design proposals for future homes. View?ten individual and three Studio Collective finalists?selected by Stephen Todd – Creative Director Sydney Design Week 2020, and Keinton Butler – Senior Curator Museum Applied Arts and Sciences.


Now open, free of charge

Please note:

  • To visit the museum, simply arrive at the main entrance between 10am – 4.30pm and scan our QR to register for FREE entry
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  • Some exhibitions are not open. Find out?which exhibitions you can see on your visit.
  • To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.?Visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival to support contact tracing in line with?NSW?Health rules and our COVID-Safe plan.
  • If you wish to bring a group, or have any accessibility questions about your visit, please contact us at?book@www.herbgardenindoor.com or call 9217 0222.


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