The Sir William Tyree Foundation is pleased to announce an $8 million donation to the Powerhouse Parramatta. Tyree’s gift establishes the Tyree Foundation Gallery, one of the most significant gallery spaces at Sydney’s new world class museum, featuring 2,000 square metres of floor space and an 8-metre-high ceiling. The gallery will present nationally and internationally important exhibitions that connect audiences with new ideas around engineering, technology and culture. The Tyree gift will also establish an annual Australian Engineering Summit at Powerhouse Museum to bring together engineering leaders from across Australia and the world.
The Tyree Foundation’s investment will also support the establishment of an annual, free, hands-on engineering school holiday workshop for Year 7 to 10 students from Western Sydney. The Powerhouse will collaborate with TAFE NSW to devise programs that encourage students to learn about the leading new technologies across multiple engineering and science disciplines in ways that are fundamental to the Tyree Foundation’s purposes.
‘We are thrilled to partner with Powerhouse Parramatta. This investment reinforces the Sir William Tyree Foundation’s ongoing commitment to developing the next generation of Australian innovators, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We are very proud to support students across Western Sydney and NSW to actively pursue engineering related education and careers and to catalyse multidisciplinary collaborations right here at Powerhouse Parramatta,’ said Robbie Fennell, Chair, Sir William Tyree Foundation.