Creative workshops and programs

Creative workshops and programs
Photo of children taking part in art class
Learn a new and exciting skill at the Arts Centre. Creative Workshops Programs bankstown arts centre canterbury Learn a new and exciting skill at the Arts Centre.  

​​ ​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, changes have been made to regularly scheduled term arts classes. Please check the classes and events for more information.

MCA GENEXT Goes West: Bankstown Biennale

Treasure hunts, artist conversations, live music, workshops and more! Join us on Saturday 7 November for a jam-packed afternoon of free activities hosted by MCA GENEXT, inpired by Bankstown Biennale: SYMBIOSIS.
Open to all ages, MCA GENEXT Goes West invites you to rethink your relationships with technology and the environment, to re-establish our IRL communities, and to reflect on everything 2020 has thrown at us.
Bring the entire family along and partake in a clay-making workshop, QR code treasure hunt, badge-making and a meditation workshop. Hear from our MCA Young Guides as they interview artists from the Bankstown Biennale, and listen to live acoustic music from young Western Sydney artists.
The event is programmed and run by the MCA Youth Committee and Young Guides. RSVP for one or all of the free events below. All ages welcome.

A Thousand Paper Cockatoos



Senbazuru, or ‘Thousand Paper Cranes’, is a Japanese legend that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. A thousand paper cranes are often given to a person who is seriously ill, to wish for their recovery.

In this tradition, Bankstown Arts Centreand Machiko Motoi are asking you to help us make a thousand paper cockatoos!

Here's how you can participate:

- Watch the video, make a cockatoo and send it to us!

- Drop off the cockatoo at the Arts Centre between Tusday-Friday from 10am-3pm

-Send us a photo of your cockatoo via email to artscentre[at]

-Post your cockatoo photo and tag us on Instagram or Facebook!