Monday, 27 October 2014

Let's Get Cultural: An Introduction to Western Sydney Art Galleries

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Let's take a moment to be honest with one another - when someone mentions the Western suburbs, an art gallery probably isn't the first thing to come to your mind. In fact, we'd wager that it's not even in the top 20 things you'd think of. Right now, you're probably thinking "Do we even have art galleries out west?!" Well, the answer is yes and in the words of our boy Kevin Hart, you gon' learn (all about them) today.

You may be surprised to find out that there are galleries-a-plenty throughout the west and they aren't even the dodgy kind! In fact, a lot of them are of a pretty darn high standard. The Fairfield City Museum and Gallery for example, is the recipient of multiple awards from both local and state government bodies and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, which underwent major renovations not too long ago, boasts an international standard exhibition space and incorporates 20 hectares of parklands into the gallery grounds. The Campbelltown Arts Centre is home to the annual Fischer's Ghost award which offers up to 40, 000 buckaroonies in prize money and attracts submissions from well renowned artists from all over Australia - not too shabby!

In addition to housing both temporary and permanent art collections, all the art galleries featured below also hold music, theatre and dance events. Regular work shops for the community are also run regularly and studio spaces can be hired for those who want to have a go at flexing their creative muscles. So, the next time you're itching to get in touch with your creative side, turn towards the direction of the setting sun and give some well deserved love to the cool art spaces we have on offer out here.

For more information, check out some major Western Sydney art galleries below:

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560
For More Information on Exhibitions & Workshops: 
http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/CampbelltownArtsCentre



Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road Casula NSW 2170 (Entry via Shepherd Street Liverpool)
For More Information on Exhibitions & Workshops: 
http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/



Bankstown Arts Centre
5 Olympic Parade Bankstown NSW 2200
For More Information on Exhibitions & Workshops:  http://www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/index.aspx?nid=323

Image: Axolotl


Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive Smithfield NSW 2164
For More Information on Exhibitions & Workshops: ://www.livingmuseum.com.au/


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