PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Our public programs team promotes and enhances access and engagement to creative arts through workshops, education, schools programs, health, access and public programs for all. See below for an array of current programs from panel discussions, to tours, talks, events and more.


EXHIBITION CAFE

As part of the 67th Blake Prize Casula Powerhouse presents Exhibition Cafe: Blake Prize, where audiences can hear about the stories behind the art and hear directly from a Blake Prize finalist in a relaxed and social setting. 

For centuries cafes have been a social institution for the discussion of art and our exhibition cafe aims to provides a relaxed and open atmosphere for challenging ideas about art and artform. Casula Powerhouse's very own Bellbird Dining & Bar has itself always been a place for these discussions, a place where artists come up with new ideas and where audiences can process, unpack and analyze.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into an artist’s practice and process, and how they have weaved the core Blake Prize concepts of spirituality and/or religion through their work

The speaker will be announced after the Blake Prize winners announcement.

Light morning tea provided.


ART YARNS

“bangawarra” is a Gadigal word meaning to “make” or “create”. Created by Aboriginal artists and staff from the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Art Yarns is a free interactive contemporary art program that aims to provide our mob with an engaging and collaborative space to yarn, connect and create.

Art Yarns is delivered over 5 weeks from the 24th of February, with a 1-2 hour session each week. The program concludes with a celebration of art and culture on the final week. Art materials and morning tea will be provided. This free interactive contemporary art program is created specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older and Elder people, their families of any age, and their care networks.

Art Yarns will be held online from 24 February - 24 March. After this, the program will be held in-person from 29 April - 27 May.


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HARMONY WEEK

Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

To celebrate this year Casula Powerhouse will be hosting tours of the Blake Prize exhibition.

Tour guides will take a deeper look at the works on display and unpack how they explore themes of spirituality, religion and belief and reflect the contemporary moment.

The Blake Prize has evolved over the past 70 years from a focus on religious figures to a space for artists to explore the complexities of spirituality today, following the changing cultural mix of Australia's population and our attitudes towards religion and spirituality. Artists from around Australia were invited to express their journeys in belief, spirituality or non-belief through unique works in many different mediums.

30th March, 20th April, and 4th May

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