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High on an internal mezzanine of the Boilerhouse, there sat a 7 tonne tank that held hot water at very high pressures. On Thursday the 28th of March 2019, that tank was removed by a 100 tonne crane....

Emerging on the hill is the steel and concrete skeleton of an architectural marvel – the bare bones upon which the future Boilerhouse Discovery Space will be built. In recent weeks the cladding and windows have been stripped from the strikingly straight lines of...

UNE Discovery is all about collaboration, and in 2019 we are excited to be exploring with new partners, commonalities and needs in our community that the Boilerhouse Discovery Space might meet even before it opens its doors. If you remember the sense of joy...

The Boilerhouse building is in the throes of a clean-up. Coffs Harbour Demolitions, who have extensive experience with asbestos and hazardous material elimination, are very carefully removing and disposing of contaminants, and stripping the award-winning building down to its bare bones. It will soon...

UNE has commissioned two local artists to complete artworks of the Boilerhouse that will depict the building prior to its transformation into a Children’s Discovery Space. ...

The University of New England’s “postcards from the Boilerhouse” art competition was celebrated with an awards night held at the ‘Stro at UNE main campus on Wednesday 8 August 2018. The historic Boilerhouse at the University of New England’s Armidale campus will be redeveloped into The...

I was privileged to travel recently to the United States to attend Interactivity, the annual International Children’s Museum conference, this year called “Open Source Play: Sharing the Creative Code”. And not to waste a minute in such a rich learning environment, in a country...

Steampunk is a term that originally came from science fiction or science fantasy, inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and incorporating technology and aesthetic but functional designs.  ...

UNE recently invited artists of all ages and stages to enter an art competition titled “postcards from the Boilerhouse” to capture various interpretations of this iconic structure.  The competition was hugely successful with 46 entries received. All entries are now on exhibition at the...