Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Image: Supplied
Gina Sinozich, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Image: Chantel Bann
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
About the Gallery
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre(CPAC) is a multi-arts centre that serves as the principal cultural facility of Liverpool City Council. CPAC delivers and supports a multi-arts and cultural program that includes world class exhibitions, public and education programs, festivals, theatre, live music, comedy and cabaret, film screenings, mentoring and professional development programs, community and cultural engagement and new work commissions.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is home to a collection of over 1,500 artworks. The focus of the collection is to build a legacy from the creativity and commitment of emerging and established artists and showcase artworks that engage, entertain and challenge audiences across our community. Our collection reflects the diversity and distinctiveness of Liverpool and the Western Sydney region and features many significant Australian contemporary artists. We hold the largest collection of Wendy Paramor artworks in the country, as well as key artworks by artists Khaled Sabsabi, Judy Watson, Gordon Hookey, Guan Wei, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Blak Douglas, Greg Semu and Mervyn Bishop. The collection grows each year through important acquisitions from local art prizes, ensuring the collection represents our local artistic community.
CPAC has a commitment to engaging with Western Sydney artists and audiences, including children, youth and families, Aboriginal communities and the extraordinarily diverse range of communities that comprise this uniquely culturally diverse region. Liverpool’s people come from over 150 different birthplaces and speak more than 140 languages. Casula Powerhouse is a venue responsive to the dynamic local community.
The award-winning architecture of this converted power station contains six galleries, a large fully-equipped theatre that doubles as a cinema, an on-site restaurant Bellbird Dining and Bar, a smaller flexible performance space, an artist’s studio and residence, a kids’ studio and also a ceramics studio. The building sits on more than twenty hectares of parkland stretched beside two kilometres of the Georges River.