After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks

After Dark is back in June and we’re celebrating the third artwork in Sydney Living Museums’ Hyde Park Barracks Annual Art Commission, Boundary Conditions, by internationally renowned artist Daniel Crooks.


Presented on a giant monolithic screen hovering in the forecourt of the Barracks, the installation is an ambitious new video work that seamlessly weaves together an alternate world of disparate spaces and non-linear time. 

Join us as we delve into the time-spliced, fragmented digital world of Daniel Crooks. View his fascinating installation and enjoy an associated program that will take you on a visual and sonic journey.

Artist talk

Listen to a captivating talk featuring Daniel Crooks and Adam Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Living Museums, which will focus on Crooks’s artistic practice and process.


Composer and creator of the Boundary Conditions soundscape, Byron Scullin, curates a line-up of heavy hitters from the experimental music and sound art world who will perform across the site. Artists featured include Germ Studies (Chris Abrahams and Clare Cooper), Robbie Avenaim, Gail Priest, Alex White, Nina Buchanan, and DJ sets by Del Lumanta. 

Sense Lab workshops

Try your hand at electronic music production with drop-in workshops facilitated by Hack Sounds in partnership with 107 Presents and Carlin McClellan from Play Anything. Hack Sounds educates and supports new music creation by beginners and emerging creators. Their inclusively designed programs aim to reduce barriers to music and encourage creativity and social participation for marginalised communities, creating a space where all people can connect and make things with the latest technology and fun-to-use tools. 

Enjoy delicious food and drink by Archie Rose, OzHarvest and Nighthawk Diner


Artist Line-up

  • Robbie Avenaim

    For over 30 years, Avenaim has been at the forefront of the Australian experimental music both as an installation artist, performer and a curator. 


  • Germ Studies

    Germ Studies is the inspired pairing of pianist Chris Abrahams, and harpist Clare Cooper.


  • Gail Priest 

    Gail Priest is a sound artist with a multifaceted practice that explores the aural realm sensorially, materially and conceptually.


  • Nina Buchanan

    Nina Buchanan is a musician and composer whose practice encompasses performing and releasing electronic music, sound installation, scores and sound design.


  • Alex White

    Sydney-based artist Alex White has orbited the outer ranges of unhinged synthesis, noise and electronics for more than a decade.


Bookings essential

General: $30

Members enjoy a 20% discount on event tickets

This is an outdoor event and will proceed in wet weather, except in extreme conditions. Please dress appropriately.

When & Where

Thursday 30 June 2022 5PM–9PM

Hyde Park Barracks

Queens Square, Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000

Not a Member?

Enjoy exclusive experiences and events, 20% off public programs plus 10% off at our shops and cafes.

Join now