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Exhibitions are a huge part of what makes Canterbury 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.
1-29 November // Incubate Gallery
The Cooks River? uncovers the history of 12 Aboriginal people with their connections to the Cooks River, through photographs and local histories.
This project highlights a traditional and migration connection to the Cooks River that focuses on the changes to the river, the history, the custodianship that developed and continues today, the issue around its name and the reasons for migration.
Cooks River? is a commissioned work by the Cooks River Alliance that desired to know more about the Aboriginal history of the catchment.
Photographs by Asher Milgate: Ann Weldon, Wiradjuri Archival pigment prints on Cotton Rag 75x50cm
Night Connections explores our connection to 'place', particularly a place or person physically left behind. The artwork depicts our connection to a place through the shared night sky. The image captures two women in different locations looking up at a shared sky and constellation system. It is about how we can feel connected even when we are physically apart from someone or somewhere we cared for and the intangible emotions we have for the location or being. It is about how all life goes on under the same sky despite the physical distance.
Night Connections is by Sydney artist Stephanie Peters commissioned by Bankstown Art Centre for the Bus Stop Gallery Project.
Bus Stop Gallery is located at the Bankstown Bus Interchange on South Terrace Bankstown.
Credit: Artwork by Stephanie Peters
The mural states "we are still here and we still have support". The community has added their handprint in support for Aboriginal rights and support for all minority groups under colonial rule. The hand prints will then be turned into universal spirits referencing Aboriginal spirits. It is a celebration and acknowledgment of the ongoing education process educating the general public of Aboriginal culture past and present.
Bankstown Arts Centre has a range of artist opportunities. To find out how to exhibit your at Bankstown Arts Centre , go to the
Showcase your work page.
To see previous exhibitions, go to our Previous exhibitions page.