Enchanted Valley at the Museum of Sydney

Step into the immersive Enchanted valley in the Paradise on Earth exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Created by illuminart and the Sydney Living Museums exhibition team, Enchanted Valley is a digital reimagining of Castlecrag’s Haven Amphitheatre that captures the colour, textures and changing moods of the Australian bushland, interpreting the artwork of Marion Mahoney Griffin in an immersive environment.

Paradise on Earth is open at the Museum of Sydney until Sunday 18 April 2021. The enchanted valley is included with general museum admission. Members and children under 5 years enjoy free museum entry.

For more information and to make a booking, visit Museum of Sydney web site

a key innovation of the Museum of Sydney’s exhibition ... [Enchanted Valley] makes it possible to grasp in an intuitive, rather than pedagogical fashion, the visionary intent at the heart of the Griffins’ planning and design ethos.

Ella Mudie, Foreground

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Enchanted Valley is part of SLM’s 2020 program in the Paradise on Earth exhibition, which celebrates the impact of Marion Mahony Griffin – her lifelong connection to community, nature and the environment along with her inspired ideas for utopian residential living realised in the suburb of Castlecrag. Paradise on Earth will be presented through dramatic installations and a selection of Marion’s drawings and writings, as well as objects, photos and a newly commissioned film project.

Media production and installation by illuminart Australia for Sydney Living Museums, 2020, ‘Enchanted Valley’ interprets the artwork and voice of Marion Mahoney Griffin into an immersive installation that opened on 6th November 2020 and will end on 18 April 2021.

Visit https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/2020/06/16/fresh-vision-sydney-living-museums


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Paradise lost: The forgotten landscape legacy of Marion Mahony Griffin – an article by Ella Mudie in Foreground, November 27, 2020 https://www.foreground.com.au/culture/paradise-lost-the-forgotten-landscape-legacy-of-marion-mahony-griffin/