Daily Tous Les Jours, Museum of Possibilities. Photo Varial Studio

Museum of Possibilities

Event cancelled due to high winds

Museum of Possibilities is a large scale, interactive art installation inviting the community to share their hopes and dreams for Canberra’s city centre.

For one day only, as part of the 2018 DESIGN Canberra Festival, Montreal-based artists Daily tous les jours will transform City Hill so that people of all ages can have their say about the future of their CBD.

Everyone, is invited to participate in this unique, creative and democratic exercise, or to simply relax and enjoy the spectacle.

Daily tous les jours creates large scale interactive installations driven by collective experiences. The studio is best known for its work in public spaces, where passing crowds are invited to play a critical role in the transformation of their environment. Some of Daily tous les jours’ best known projects include The 21 Balançoires, a series of swings creating music through public cooperation; the Musical Shadows, that reacts to the shadows of passerby with the sounds of singing voices. Earlier this year, their installation Giant Sing Along  (a collective outdoor karaoke) was part of Festival 2018 in Gold Coast, celebrating the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

City Hill can be accessed as a pedestrian via traffic lights on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, or from traffic lights on the corner of Vernon Circle and Constitution Avenue. The closest car parking is either side of Northbourne Avenue or the Canberra Centre.

8amMuseum of Possibilities opens to the public
An international large scale, interactive art installation inviting the community to share their hopes and dreams for Canberra’s city centre
8-12pmNellies Travelling Café opens for your morning coffee
8-9.30amChris Endrey
9.30-11amJess High & Tristan Davies

Jess and Tristan are incredibly soulful singers. Jess is best known on the bass for Slagatha Christie and Tristan fronts funk band, TD and the Rockets. Together, they’re the types who can make anything – which makes it extra enjoyable to hear what they choose to play.

11am Aranda Primary Choir perform
12noonMerici College dance performance
12.30-2pmVisible City: Community-led renewal

Panel discussion about how we make visible – within the city centre – the hopes and dreams of the community in an ongoing and tangible way.

Featuring Anne Ouellette (Daily tous les jours), Catherine Townsend (ACT Government Architect) and Annalisa Rosso (freelance design journalist and independent curator based in Milan)

12.30pmThe Shadies (Dept of Environment and Energy ukulele club) performs
1-2pmGriffyn Ensemble performance

Celebrated Canberra theatrical chamber ensemble

6-7pmCashews performance

Contemporary acoustic nuts, Pete Lyon and Alison Proctor

2-4pmHouse of Strangers
House of Strangers will warm your insides with their harmonies and your outsides with their psychedelic rhythms.
3.30pmMeet the artist, Anne Ouellette (Daily tous les jours)
4-7pmPop Inn Wine bar

Award-winning pop up wine bar

4-7pmEmbassy of Kindness

A mobile exhibition and conversation space based on the inspiring Instagram project which seeks to document humanity through the transformative power of kindness

4-6pmPop up shop opens

Support local, buy handmade jewellery, homewares and tableware and the Craft ACT pop up shop.

7pmMuseum of Possibilities closes to the public

 

Museum of Possibilities is supported by the ACT Government through the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program.