Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Exhibitions are a huge part of what makes Bankstown Arts Centre so great! Both established and emerging artists have displayed their work in many creative forms, from visual art, to poetry and beyond. Exhibitions 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. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture
Artworks from the Rick Ball exhibition 2019 at Bankstown Arts Centre gallery

​​Credit: Artwork from Rick Ball Exhibition.


 

Exhibitions are an integral part of what makes Bankstown Arts Centre so great! Our Exhibition calendar includes exhibitions by both established and emerging artists.​

Current Exhibitions

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Red Australia- Reiad Sarafi-Najjar

03 February 2020 - 29 February 2020

 

Reiad Serafi-Najjar specialises in realistic portraiture using a variety of mediums such as a paintbrush, airbrush and aerosol cans. In response to the recent catastrophic bushfires, he has created a series of expressive artworks titled, Red Australia. Reiad’s work will be featured in the Incubate Gallery for the month of Februaryand are available for purchase. Profits will be donated to the bushfire fundraising effort.

Find out more about Reiad's work on Instagram.

 

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Shi (Truth and Substance)- Kerryanne Foley 

03 February 2020 - 29 February 2020

 

Kerryanne Foley describes her work as reflecting…”truth and substances created in forms symbolic; marks ancient, shared to hold in our hands.” As an artist she has been working with ceramics since 1991 in primitive forms displaying ancient symbols to unify, express our humanity.

Come see her exhibition, titled Shi (truth and substance), at the Incubate Gallery at the Arts Centre. Kerryanne's work will be on display for the month of February. 

Imagine Wall

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Permanent Public Art on display

West to East

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West to East is the new sculpture in the garden courtyard by renowned Barkandji artist and master carver Uncle Badger Bates. Uncle Badger was the Artist in Residence for June 2018 and during this time sculpted on site this monumental sandstone artwork  This sculpture explores connections to local waterways and stories associated with local flora and fauna. This important artwork is part of an ongoing Indigenous Artists Exchange with Council’s Sister City Broken Hill.

On this work, Bates stated, “The eagle is my wanga or totem, and represents me coming from Broken Hill to Bankstown, which connects me with you all here. The two Ngatji or rainbow serpents live in a special waterhole in the Georges River.”

Badger Bates’ work is represented in nationally renowned collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Aside from being in numerous private collections, Badger has also created public artworks throughout Australia.​

*This project is supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

Rolling Musical Screech​

Rolling Musical Screech 

Credit: Photograph by Christopher Woe

Rolling Musical Screech by  Artist Sue Pedley 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.

www.suepedley.com.au

Touchstones

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The Touchstones  are three outdoor sculptures created by Artist Jane Cavanough . The Touchstones make reference to the creativity residing in the Arts Centre and  the local stories  around  Canterbury- Bankstown.

The sculptures are constructed with rust, carved glass and copper.  Each panel of glass was also frosted on its internal face to amplify and diffuse the sun's light by day, and each sculpture was wired with LED lighting to illuminate by night.

Wurrungwuri

 

Wurrungwuri  is a sculpture based on the home of water. It tells the story of how we all need to actively protect and conserve our natural resources. It was made by the Aboriginal Arts Group that meets weekly at Bankstown Arts Centre and facilitated by artist, Diamando Koutsellis.

Wurrungwuri means "this side of the river" in Darug language.

Showcase your work

Bankstown Arts Centre has a range of artist opportunities. To find out how to exhibit your at Bankstown Arts Centre , go to the Showca​se your work page. ​

To see previous exhibitions, go to our ​Previous exhibitions page.