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Wendy Harmer checks out her handiwork.

Wendy Harmer ponders secret stories of Casula

Best selling author, comedian and ABC Radio Sydney Mornings presenter WENDY HARMER, who has curated an exhibition from the Casula Powerhouse arts centre collection of more than 5,000 artworks, writes here that Casula Secrets reveals some of the interesting and mysterious stories of this South West Sydney suburb: Casula isRead more »

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Local author to launch new book in Campbelltown

Campbelltown City Library Service will host a poignant talk by local author and long-time resident of the Macarthur region, John R Bicknell, to launch his new book, Twelve Years In “Care”: A British Child Migrant’s Story. The book launch at HJ Daley Library on Wednesday, October 11 will be partRead more »

The Faith exhibition commemorates Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler.

New exhibitions explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will unveil five new exhibitions with a spectacular launch day on Saturday, October 7. Running until November, the exhibitions will explore Australian identity, heritage, belief and community. Exhibitions include Have you seen MY Emily?, an examination of Australia’s complex relationship with Aboriginal art and artists; AlRead more »

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The write way to talk up endangered species

The Macarthur region’s talented young writers and artists have been recognised at the Threatened Species art and writing competition awards presentation at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. The presentation was held on National Threatened Species Day last week and provided entrants with the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of theRead more »

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Prestigious botanical art award exhibition comes to Mt Annan

For the first time in its history, the Margaret Flockton Award exhibition will be leaving its traditional home of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Its new home from this Saturday will be the PlantBank in the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. From September 16 to November 12 the exhibition, whichRead more »

Artists will work with local community groups to produce creative content for the urban screen in Liverpool's Macquarie Mall.

Creative arts hubs across Western Sydney to share $400,000

Create NSW has announced that eight sites across Western Sydney have been selected to share funding of over $400,000 in order to create hubs for a diverse mix of arts, screen and digital projects and organisations. Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said that the Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative enablesRead more »

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Giant installation probes emotional landscape of hospitals

Blood on Silk: Last Seen by Western Sydney artist Fiona Davies will be launched at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this Friday. Made from 800 square metres of exquisite handmade silk paper, Blood on Silk: Last Seen will be the largest indoor artwork in Western Sydney ever seen. Casula Powerhouse’s inaugural TurbineRead more »

The David Griggs acrylic on canvas work, Zoloft Nation.

Love, loss and death: Griggs exhibition has it all

Between Nature and Sin, the first major survey of David Griggs, an Australian born, Philippines based artist, will go on exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre next month. Curated by Megan Monte and presented by Museums & Galleries NSW, the exhibition will bring together portraiture, photography and film developed in Manila,Read more »

Susanna Strati’s Wreath #2: Communion breads, copper, paper, graphite, ink, silk.

Art and innovation: Paramor prize up for grabs again

The Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation was launched last year in memory of Wendy Paramor, one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated modern female artists. It’s back again in 2016 for the second year in a row. Paramor exemplified the artistic creativity of the region through her innovative forward-thinking arts practice. ARead more »

Mike Parr's Entry by Tranquilization Only exhibition is on at Campbelltown Arts Centre until October 16.

Artist rattles your cages: what’s my role?

Just like a lot of modern art, Entry by Tranquilization Only, a major new commission work by Mike Parr at Campbelltown Arts Centre, seeks to challenge the viewer – to rattle his or her cage. Entry by Tranquilization Only wants to start a conversation about the role of the artistRead more »

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