Creative explosion: Elizabeth Bay House Instameet

 

Elizabeth Bay House was seen through a new lens on Sunday and shared with the world on Instagram thanks to a collaboration between @SydneyFolk, @IgersSydney and Sydney Living Museums.  

Around 100 Instagrammers met at the house to collaborate and take photographs to share their pictures with the world. 

It was fantastic to see how such a diverse group of creative people individually and collectively brought a new perspective to the way one looks at and interacts with the house. 

The house was bathed in beautiful sunlight which didn’t go unappreciated by the Instagrammers snapping away - using sun rays as natural spotlights for portraits and backlighting. Props, such as masks and magnifying glasses, were also used to bring a magical element to the photographs being taken in the house. 

The event took place during World Wide Instameet Weekend where Instagram communities across the world come together to meet up in person and celebrate creativity. The theme for the weekend was ‘Life On Earth’, which was quite fitting considering the venue for the Sydney meet-up was at Elizabeth Bay House with its links to natural history.

The final results are brilliant and we encourage you to take a look at the event hashtags on Instagram: #ElizabethBayHouse  and #wwim13_syd_niche 

A big thanks to @SydneyFolk and @IgersSydney for collaborating with us on such a great event and to all the Instagrammers for sharing our magnificent Elizabeth Bay House with their followers. 

I am so excited about this bread making workshop with the wonderful Jacqui, @thecolonialgastronomer, for #sydneylivingmuseums. Come along if you're interested in hearing about traditional bread making methods and techniques in a gorgeous setting! Regram from @sydlivmus "Bread making was a domestic craft in many colonial households, from simple damper-style hearth breads to today's popular sourdoughs. 
On Sunday the 12th of June join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and special guest presenter, artisan bread-maker Nonie Dwyer to learn the principles of traditional bread making, in the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House.
#elizabethbayhouse #slmfood 
More info: http://slm.is/makingbread"

I am so excited about this bread making workshop with the wonderful Jacqui, @thecolonialgastronomer, for #sydneylivingmuseums. Come along if you're interested in hearing about traditional bread making methods and techniques in a gorgeous setting! Regram from @sydlivmus "Bread making was a domestic craft in many colonial households, from simple damper-style hearth breads to today's popular sourdoughs. On Sunday the 12th of June join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and special guest presenter, artisan bread-maker Nonie Dwyer to learn the principles of traditional bread making, in the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House. #elizabethbayhouse #slmfood More info: http://slm.is/makingbread"

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Bread making was a domestic craft in many colonial households, from simple damper-style hearth breads to today’s popular sourdoughs. 
On Sunday 12 June join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and special guest presenter, artisan bread-maker Nonie Dwyer to learn the principles of traditional bread making, in the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House kitchen.

#ElizabethBayHouse  #slmfood 
More info: http://slm.is/makingbread

Bread making was a domestic craft in many colonial households, from simple damper-style hearth breads to today’s popular sourdoughs. On Sunday 12 June join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and special guest presenter, artisan bread-maker Nonie Dwyer to learn the principles of traditional bread making, in the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House kitchen. #ElizabethBayHouse  #slmfood More info: http://slm.is/makingbread

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Historic Elizabeth Bay House getting a little makeover. Right before the storm sets in. #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaymarina #makeover #makeup #facelift #sexy #storm #rain #letterboxdropping #letter #work #realestatelife

Historic Elizabeth Bay House getting a little makeover. Right before the storm sets in. #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaymarina #makeover #makeup #facelift #sexy #storm #rain #letterboxdropping #letter #work #realestatelife

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Breakfast room at Elizabeth Bay House. One of the most historical houses in Sydney.

#Sydney #SydneyLivingMuseum #ElizabethBayHouse

Breakfast room at Elizabeth Bay House. One of the most historical houses in Sydney. #Sydney #SydneyLivingMuseum #ElizabethBayHouse

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아 예뻐😊 #elizabethbayhouse#sydney#travel

아 예뻐😊 #elizabethbayhouse#sydney#travel

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Another epic sunrise over the bay this Morning!! #elizabethbaylifestyle  #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaylifestyle #sun #sunrise #sky #blue #may #nature #sydney #cool #chill

Another epic sunrise over the bay this Morning!! #elizabethbaylifestyle #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaylifestyle #sun #sunrise #sky #blue #may #nature #sydney #cool #chill

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Elizabeth Bay garden... it seems already ages ago. #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #bestspotsydney #myfavplace #magicmoments #sydneyviews #orangesky

Elizabeth Bay garden... it seems already ages ago. #elizabethbay #elizabethbayhouse #bestspotsydney #myfavplace #magicmoments #sydneyviews #orangesky

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Back at this grand old dame today #elizabethbayhouse #greekrevival #finesthouseinthecolony

Back at this grand old dame today #elizabethbayhouse #greekrevival #finesthouseinthecolony

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ElizabethBaysick #sunrise #sunrisesydney #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaylifestyle #earlybirth #sydneysky #autumnsydney

ElizabethBaysick #sunrise #sunrisesydney #elizabethbayhouse #elizabethbaylifestyle #earlybirth #sydneysky #autumnsydney

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What an amazing day at  #ElizabethBayHouse for the Sydney World Wide Instameet  #lifeonearthwwim13  there were so many amazing entries to win using the #tzroadtrip tag.  Thanks everyone for entering here is the third of three winners of the #lumixtz110! .
🎊🎉 @kemikulz 🎉🎊
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Big thanks to 
@sydneyfolk and @igerssydney
for putting on such an amazing event and letting us be part of it.

What an amazing day at #ElizabethBayHouse for the Sydney World Wide Instameet #lifeonearthwwim13 there were so many amazing entries to win using the #tzroadtrip tag. Thanks everyone for entering here is the third of three winners of the #lumixtz110! . 🎊🎉 @kemikulz 🎉🎊 . Big thanks to @sydneyfolk and @igerssydney for putting on such an amazing event and letting us be part of it.

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Framed piece of embroidery with geometric and other motifs.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize entries closeFriday 3 August 2018

Entries have closed for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with a record number of artists submitting works. Pre-selection of the works takes place soon with the announcement of finalists on Friday 24 August.

Group in kitchen with fresh produce on table.

Education

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Group of four women in period costumes in front of sandstone steps.

The Mint

NIDA students in costume at the Barracks & The MintTuesday 14 August 2018

NIDA costume design students were seen modelling the costumes that they designed at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Mint.

Exterior of cafe with seating and planter boxes.

Museum of Sydney

Thank you to our Governors Kitchen patrons for their supportSaturday 4 August 2018

The Governors Kitchen cafe will be closed for ongoing renovations from Friday 3 August. Throughout August, visitors can enjoy coffee, cold beverages and light refreshments from the coffee cart located on the museum forecourt.