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Ten Sydney artists have been commissioned to produce a visual piece, depicting how they believe urban growth has impacted communities, including Canterbury-Bankstown.
The work will be the subject of discussion at a forum, titled GROW: Places for People, to be hosted by television personality and landscape architect, Costa Georgiadis, at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday 9 December (3-7pm).
One of the artists, Gabrielle Bates, has created a mini-city out of recycled cardboard, called Spirit Town.
"The work explores the question of how can the spirit of Bankstown continue to flourish in the face of urban transformation," Ms Bates said.
"Children, teenagers, women and elders have been involved in its creation, and all are from diverse groups that are rarely consulted in urban planning processes.
"During the forum, I will be speaking about my experience of the project."
City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, is looking forward to seeing what the artists have created.
"I understand, they have tackled a number of issues, including: urban growth needs; urban biodiversity; environmental sustainability; Western Sydney’s heat island; renewable energies and alternate technologies; and community connections," Mayor Asfour said.
"It will be interesting to see their visual take on these issues."
As part of the event, residents will also have the opportunity to view the work from the finalists of the 2017 Greenway Art Prize, in the Arts Centre’s Incubate Gallery.
The exhibition celebrates the Sydney’s Inner West green corridor and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
For more information and to reserve your place at the GROW: Places for People forum, go to cb.city/artscentreevents
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