CPAC | 21 Years Young!

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre celebrates its 21st anniversary this Saturday, and is inviting you to come join in the merrymaking.

Following in the traditions of this youthful 21st landmark, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is making a bit of a big deal out of this – as we all do!

Western Sydney-based artist David Capra is curating the big, old bash  Party Party Party tomorrow night. The title really speaks for itself. However if you want to skip the surprise and see the full program for Party Party Party  click here.

Not just limiting the revelry to one night, the Western Sydney artistic hub has an impressive broad program of exhibitions and talks on to get all involved. In particular an art exhibition 21 is running currently until 29 November. Curated by CPAC’s Toni Bailey, 21 involves 21 artists, many who hold long ties and connections of the centre and it’s public programs.

Commenting on the festive vibe of the exhibition, Toni Bailey said, “For many of the artists, showing at Casula Powerhouse was pivotal in their artistic careers and they were very enthusiastic to be part of the 21st birthday celebration. 21 reflects on the great careers of these artists as well as looking toward the future of the arts in Western Sydney.

The exhibition takes the approach of a 21st birthday when your life is ahead of you and you feel capable of anything. It is a show that includes heavyweights of contemporary art in Australia, with a big birthday party feel.”

The 21 artists selected to revel are: Gordon Bennett, Vivienne Burns, Daniel Boyd, David Capra, Peter Cooley, Rosie Deacon, Christine Dean, Mikala Dwyer, Fiona Foley, Franck Gohier, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Deborah Kelly, Richard Larter, Dani Marti, Angelica Mesiti, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, Gina Sinozich, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and Judy Watson.

Sharing in the celebration, 21 draws upon its connections with multiple Australian artists who found their footing at the space. The result is an exhibition that is dynamic and diverse in its array of works that scatter throughout the space.

Returning artist Mikala Dwyer, who exhibited at CPAC in its early days in the ‘90s is displaying her work The Hollows, originally commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. However in the celebratory setting it is an apt selection, the installation will float like giant transparent clouds within the industrial architecture of CPCA.

What only promises to be three times a party, this is not one to be missed. You’re more than welcome to help the CPCA kick on into its 21st year in style!

EXHIBITION
21
Until 29 October
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Courtesy the artists, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Gallery 9, Andrew Baker Art Dealer and Watters Gallery

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