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Casula Powerhouse Summer Season

On November 18 the Casula Powerhouse will re-emerge from a short hibernation for an explosive summer series of shows, workshops and prizes. Entering the main Turbine Hall visitors step across the Koori Floor, a public artwork by Judy Watson that has just undergone an extensive refurbishment. Gil Farla was a major emerging local artist and […]

Casula Powerhouse 25th Anniversary

Regarded as perhaps Sydney’s most remarkable and interesting art centres the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) is in the midst of celebrating the 25 year anniversary of doors opening for the first time. As part of these celebrations, the venue at the heart of Western Sydney’s cutting edge arts and culture will be unveiling a […]

BEST OF THE WEST

Casula Powerhouse The Casula Powerhouse is a cultural gem in South West Sydney. Their highly regarded Bellbird Restaurant is run by two hatted chefs who source most of their vegetables from an onsite garden. The six galleries have a constantly rotating program of exhibitions and feature local and international artists, emerging and advanced.  A recently […]

CPAC Live – Indie Rock

Sydney's newest live music event CPAC Live returns for its next outing this weekend, this time with a focus on guitar-driven indie rock bands. Introduced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC ) to tackle the lack of local live music opportunities, CPAC Live shines a spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming artists from the Western Sydney […]

Way Out West Festival for Children

Calling all kids! Way Out West Festival (WOW) is on again at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre across four days this July school holidays. If you like to play, create, perform and watch there are plenty of interactive workshops, performances and installations to get amongst. This year's theme is 'Make Your Mark', incorporating an array of ideas […]

Pacifica Gods Festival

Traditional dance, music and Tongan-inspired barbeque cuisine will be on hand to celebrate Pacific Islander culture in Sydney. The Pacifica Gods Festival, Casula Powerhouse’s fifth annual event, is aimed at promoting spirituality and ancestry from the past and present. Creative director, Leo Tanoi, believes that Pacific Islander culture has been underrepresented in the Sydney community: […]

Tales from the Far East go Way Out West

South-west Sydney is turning Japanese for the school holidays. To celebrate the Japanese Star Festival, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has been transformed into an ethereal interactive Tanabata galaxy, where children can make bamboo sculptures and learn the art of origami. As part of the Way Out West (WOW) Festival For Children, Japanese artist […]

The Rap Guide To Evolution

Two unlikely subjects from evolutionary biology and hip-hop come together onstage in Baba Brinkman’s award-winning show, The Rap Guide To Evolution. The show applies the main theories of evolutionary biology to hip-hop/rap culture, particularly in how they are referenced implicitly in the lyrics and the fight for space in the market place. “The show is […]

Food News

With October positively rammed with foodie events, I was recently reminded by Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, that all good eating doesn’t have to be high-brow.

TOUGH BEAUTY

Not just a play but a social statement, Tough Beauty identifies the change in female bullying in a way that might shock audiences, but will have them nodding their heads in agreement. “The change I’m trying to highlight is the physical component of violence that girls are choosing to take on. Once, the most we […]