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EXHIBITIONS: ONE PAST LIVERPOOL

28 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2019 | 9.00am - 4.00pm

One Past Liverpool exhibits emerging artists alongside the artists that have helped transform our building into Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

One Past Liverpool marks the 25th anniversary of Casula Powerhouse as an arts centre. To consider this milestone, we have commissioned a group of artists under the age of 25 to create a new work by engaging our extensive archive and through conversations with many prominent Australian artists, curators and producers behind the centre’s projects. Each of these new commissions are exhibited alongside works from our past, to position them within the conversations and concerns that we have been responding to throughout our history. By displaying works from our history alongside new commissions, One Past Liverpool reveals how Casula Powerhouse has always been a key player in conversations about how ‘this place’ (our building, Liverpool and Western Sydney) represents itself and challenges those same ideas.

One Past Liverpool recognises that ‘this place’ is never still, static or fixed; instead, it is always growing and always pushing at the boundaries of what you think it might be becoming.

One Past Liverpool  present commissions by emerging artists: XXXL (Lizeth Mendoza Yalan, Lili Occhiuto, Liana Molina), Mark Bosch, Simone Cheuanghane, Anna May Kirk, Beryl La, Jack De Lacy, Loc Nguyen, Emily Roebuck, Kristina Savic, Louie Young.

Join us for the Official Exhibition Launch on Saturday 28 September (2pm-4pm) and the Anniversary Event on Saturday 26 October. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.


Sally Gray and Ron Smith Casula Colossi, 1998. Image courtesy of artist.

In 1998 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre commissioned Ron Smith and Dr Sally Gray to create a concept for a permanent site-specific installation at Casula Railway Station. 'Casula Colossi' recalls the riverside ‘pleasure gardens’ that brought hundreds of people to the river and train station between 1910 - 1950.

“We wanted to create something so fabulous (fabled) that people couldn't miss it. We wanted to re-establish a sense of arrival at a special place. We wanted a design which was friendly, accessible, inclusive and delightful. We wanted something which would get people talking about Casula as a special locality.” (Dr Sally Gray and Ron Smith, 1999)

This public work was never constructed. It only exists as the artists’ render.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration9-5pm on weekdays
9-4pm on
weekends.

AgesAll ages

CostFree admission


Phone02 8711 7123

Emailreception@casulapowerhouse.com

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