This is a Voice

Exhibition
Until 28 January 2018 Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

This exhibition has now closed. 

Contemplate the power of voice before and beyond words and explore the human voice in this immersive exhibition.

Experience the human voice, how it locates us socially, geographically and psychologically, and learn how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.

Designed as an acoustic journey, delve inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to discover how meaning and emotions are conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.

Blending performance, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

This is a Voice is a Wellcome Collection exhibition produced in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).

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Please note, this exhibition includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. MAAS is an approved borrowing institution under the PCOL Act. For more information please see our Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan page.

Tickets

Free with Museum admission.

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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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This is a Voice – Artists

Blending performance, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

This is a Voice – Interviews

This is a Voice interviews investigating the power of the voice before and beyond words.

This is a Voice – Exhibition Guide

Download the exhibition guide to accompany this acoustic journey (PDF, 2MB).

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Learning Resources

These additional background materials are designed to enhance your enjoyment of this exhibition.

Teachers may find the ideas shared here useful in the preparation of classroom learning experiences or to add value before and/or after your Museum visit.

This is a Voice – Museum Footnotes (PDF, 227 KB)
This is a Voice – Word Bank (PDF, 86 KB)
Word Banks are useful vocabulary lists related to exhibitions for classroom use.

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Sponsors


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