News Corp Australia has launched a new online exhibition at the Penguin Theatre.
The new exhibition, ‘Pantsheon’, opens at the venue this Friday night.
It will run through Saturday morning.
The Penguin Theatre is located on the corner of Southbank and Macquarie Streets in Sydney’s CBD.
It has been owned by The Penguin Group since 2007 and is the oldest theatre in Australia.
Its current owner, the Adelaide-based Penguin Group, has had a troubled relationship with Sydney’s theatre community.
In May 2017, the company announced a plan to close the Penguin theatre and build a $400 million theatre on the site.
The plan was scrapped and the project was never built.
‘Pantheons’ is a two-part exhibition by Sydney-based artist Michael Atherton.
It is one of a number of projects that The Penguin has been putting together, including a massive outdoor space at its Sydney headquarters and a series of large-scale exhibitions across Australia.
The show opens with a video showing penguins in various stages of development.
Athertons penguin artwork is the subject of a large exhibition in Sydney called “A Matter of Life and Death”.
The exhibition opens with an introduction from Penguin Group CEO James Atherttons son Michael.
“I’ve been working in the theatre industry since 1988, and I’ve worked on many films,” he said.
“This is my first major project, and the Penguin will be the biggest and most spectacular exhibition we’ve ever done.”
We’re hoping to create a lasting legacy, so we need to do things differently.””
I know that I’m not alone in this.
The theatre community is in mourning,” he added.”
There’s an incredible amount of empathy for people who have had to leave their jobs to work in the arts.
“It’s been incredibly challenging and I’m really looking forward to sharing my passion and talent.”
Atherton said he hoped the show would help create a sense of community for the theatre community in Sydney.
“It’s a very strong community, and so it will be very exciting to see a whole community come together and have a shared space where people can come together, share their passions and get together and enjoy the show.”
The exhibition will feature a range of works by Athertons artists including works by Pauline Hanson, the artist who is now known as Ms Hanson, and former Liberal senator and member of the Lower House of Parliament Michael Sukkar.
Athertons work also includes paintings of women in bondage, including the one of the Queen in the iconic painting “Manspreader”, which was created in 2012 by Ahern, the artistic director at the Sydney Opera House.
“This exhibition is about building community through art, through music, through art of love, through theatre,” he explained.
“These things are very much rooted in a sense that we are all equal.
We all are equal in that we all have the right to live our lives freely and we all deserve to enjoy what we have.”
The Penguin is open from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and is open for booking on weekends.