One of the first visitors to our new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney had a more personal connection than most.

On the Move explores the evolution of transportation through a distinctively Australian lens. Visitors are introduced to local transport trailblazers, including the inspiring Lennie Gwyther, who at nine years old rode his pony alone from country Victoria to attend the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. On the exhibition’s opening weekend we were thrilled to welcome Lennie’s younger sister, Beryl Ferrier, to the museum. Beryl generously shared some family stories with staff, recalling the hubbub in the household during the preparations for Lennie’s departure. On his return, Lennie said his trip was ‘no big deal’ and described Sydney as a ‘bonza town’.

Curated by SLM’s Mel Flyte and brought to life with vibrant illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, On the Move is full of hands‑on activities. Children can create their own future vehicles from LEGO®, construct and fly a paper plane, tinker in the mechanic’s shop, and truckloads more!

On the Move is supported by partner AMP Capital and supporting partner Grosvenor Place.

How to Move a Zoo installation.

Exhibition

How to move a giant green elephantTuesday 16 November 2021

Learning team filming at Rouse Hill Estate.

Learning

Uncovering new perspectives from Rouse Hill EstateFriday 5 November 2021

The SLM Learning team have been busy working on a new project in collaboration with curator Dr Scott Hill.

Installation view of Paradise on Earth

Foundation

Connecting through collective givingWednesday 3 November 2021

Following the success of the exhibition Paradise on Earth (Museum of Sydney, November 2020 – April 2021), exploring the life and work of artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, a giving circle was formed to support SLM’s wide-ranging architecture and design program.