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Exhibitions are a huge part of what makes Bankstown Arts Centre so great! Both established and new artists have displayed their work in many creative forms, from visual art, to poetry and beyond.
Credit: Christina Huynh (Left), Tiera Boo (Middle) and Karen Farmer (Right)
Girls to the Front is a group exhibition featuring three contemporary female visual artists from Western Sydney exploring urban art.
The Exhibition coincides with International Women's Day and the 4Elements Hip Hop Festival at Bankstown Art Centre.
Exhibition launch: 7 March 2018, 6.30pm
Bankstown Arts Centre Studio 1 GalleryFree Admission
Tiera Boo is a stencil artist who, using delicate details, showcases layers of hand-cut stencils and vibrant colours. Her work often follows the themes of identity, desire, emancipation and feminist discourse.
Karen Farmer, an internationally recognised Sydney-based artist, uses painting as a linchpin where her surfaces become as important as the imagery. She is known for her oil and acrylic paintings of street art and graffiti scenes, as well as her 'Bad Magpie' artworks featuring the iconic Australian bird.
Christina Huynh, an illustrator and designer, enjoys visually telling stories that reflect her life and finds inspiration in human emotion, personality and heritage.
Donna Sgro is a fashion and textile designer and lecturer in the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney. Her fashion and textiles design practice explore creative pattern cutting inspired by natural ecologies and insects. She is most well-known for her work with Morphotex, a world-first in biomimetic fibre technology.
The exhibition will also include a special collaboration between stencil artist Tiera Boo and fashion designer Donna Sgro.
This Exhibition is supported by Create NSW.
Credit: Photograph by Christopher Woe
Rolling Musical Screech is a series of printed signs on posts with images of birds and the descriptions of the bird's voices that inhabit the park surrounding the Bankstown Arts Centre. The work uses the ubiquitous road sign form to draw people's attention to local birds and their often unheard songs and voices. The selection of birds – the Magpie, Fig Bird, Ibis, Koel and Indian Myna is a mix of endemic, migratory and introduced species to the area. Bird communities are like human communities targeted, displaced and vulnerable in a rapidly changing urban environment with high-density housing, new transport systems and the removal of trees, parklands and waterways.
Sue Pedley is a mid-career artist who researches place, community, culture and history in relation to materiality through site-specific installation and interdisciplinary practice. Sue has worked with musicians, architects and designers and has been invited to work with urban and rural communities in Australia and Japan. Sue explores ways to reformulate the basic elements of time, light and space and experiments with different materials and their connection to place.
Growing up today has a lot more challenges than a few decades ago.
Especially in an urban environment, it becomes harder for children to connect to their inner wilder self where imaginary worlds are created and explored. This is mostly due to the lack of nature around them. Extra curriculum and after-school tutoring and video games can also take time away from and unstructured play.
Mandy Schöne-Salter is an interdisciplinary artist working in urban art, photography and community art. She studied photography at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre and participated in an intensive Public Art workshop led by New York Artist Kendal Henry. Since 2013 Mandy has worked on multiple street art projects in Australia and Germany under the synonym MAN.De.
Facebook @mandy.schoenesalter Instagram @artist_man.de
Bankstown Arts Centre has a range of artist opportunities. To find out how to exhibit your at Bankstown Arts Centre , go to the
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To see previous exhibitions, go to our Previous exhibitions page.