The Power Plant

Power Ball: Aural Sects

Thu Jun 04 2020

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West,


In collaboration with Holt Renfrew, The Power Plant presents Power Ball: AURAL SECTS, a collection of sensory shocks, perceptual distortions and acoustic experiences, stuck together with safety pins.
AURAL SECTS is a celebration of the visually loud, the non-conforming and the unexpected that will maraud your mind with sound and moments of reverent silence. The theme explores sonic movements and moments that exist on the fringe and butt heads with the mainstream. The evening will pair visual art activations with acoustic experiences to incite conversations around subversion, DIY practice and how art contributes to resistance.

Join us in September 2020 for an evening of unique art installations, performances, cocktails and more —all in support of the ambitious exhibitions and programming at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Artists and details to be announced!


Leeroy Newis an interdisciplinary artist-designer who trained as a sculptor and has worked significantly in production design for film, TV, theatre and performance. This inclination to move from one mode of creative production to another has become the spine of his practice driven by concepts of retro-futurism and hybrid myth-making as world building. The results are immersive installations that use a variety of found objects directly sourced from the material culture of his changing working environment.

Through his collaborations with performers, New is able to transform these same materials into interactive objects and even wearable sculptures culminating in the multi-platform collaborative project Aliens of Manila, which documents ‘alien’ characters inhabiting Manila’s often harsh yet colourful streets. Recently these aliens have started appearing in different parts of the world as UFO ‘OFWs’ (Overseas Filipino Workers).

Leeroy New will be presenting a new commissioned site-specific work and experience for our Pre-Party guests. The experience will include an installation enhanced by a performance in response to our theme of sound experiences, resistance and DIY culture.

Pre-Party | 7 PM - 9 PM
The party before ‘THE’ party. Be witness to a one-night-only experience and enjoy the best in contemporary food and cocktail culture in a space truly unlike any other.

Power Ball Party | 9 PM - LATE
Featuring one-night-only artist projects alongside cocktails, eats, live music and entertainment.

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Gareth Brown-Jowett

Mahreen Haq

Deborah Lucas

Devan Patel

Advisory Committee:

The Power Plant Circle of Contemporaries


Pre-Party | 7 PM - 9 PM | $500
Includes access to exclusive Pre-Party and Power Ball Party to follow

Power Ball Party | 9 PM - LATE | $175
Includes access to Power Ball party


Power Ball Pre-Party Package | $3,000
8 Pre-Party tickets for the price of 6 tickets ($4,000 value)

Power Ball Artist Package | $2,000
2 Pre-Party tickets and access to Power Ball Party
• A donation to The Power Plant enabling 10 artists to attend Power Ball Party
• Recognition as an Artist Package purchaser

Power Ball Party Package | $1,750
12 Power Ball party tickets for the price of 10 tickets ($2,100 value)

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Please note that service charges apply. All ticket purchases (individual and packages) include the issuance of a partial tax receipt.



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