Floating Sequence, 2013, Amy Joy Watson


Gravity (and Wonder) is a collaboration between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.

The project collaborators are joined by education partner Western Sydney University, bringing its Penrith Observatory and academic expertise into the project alongside citizen science events to intrigue the community. Eminent astronomer and science communicator Professor Fred Watson AM is the patron of this multi-faceted project.

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is the inaugural recipient of the Dobell Exhibition Grant, a $40,000 gift from the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, administered by Museums and Galleries NSW, with the purpose of developing exhibitions such as Gravity (and Wonder) that provide opportunities for development, engagement and enrichment of audiences, institutions and artists.

Additional support from key Penrith Performing & Visual Arts sponsors Celestino and Penrith Lakes Development Corporation will also ensure this pivotal project is delivered successfully as part of a raft of activities that contribute to building Western Sydney through creative partnerships.