With plans on hold due to lockdown, Casula Powerhouse have come to the rescue with a reinvigorated free digital program. Especially handy with school holidays coming up for Sydneysiders. From film screenings, 3D exhibition tours, kids workshops, cooking demos and artist talks, there's all sorts of things to see, make, and do, on the website to help keep the boredom at bay.
CPAC's new FREE digital program includes -
CPAC Youth book club - CPAC Youth are shifting their book club online this month with the quirky best-seller "Convenience Store Woman" by Sayaka Murata. The novel tells the story of 30-something Keiko, an oddball who struggles with everyday social settings, but finds purpose and acceptance in her work at her local supermarket. This is a free event for young people (15-25 years old).
Fri 9 July 2021 8-10pm (register for your free ticket) - NAIDOC Week Online Film Screening - Warwick Thornton (one of Australia's leading filmmakers) tackles a fiery subject head-on in We Don't Need A Map. This bold film challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche.
Online Activities for Kids - stimulate your imagination and get creative from any location. Online Art Activities and Creation Station will inspire young artists and keep them busy with videos, worksheets, colouring in and other activities.
Looking at Painting: Artist Audio - The exhibition launch for this next exhibition has been postponed till Saturday 31st July at 3.30pm. In the meantime, you can listen to audio statements from some of the featured artists. Blak Douglas - Art Worksheet - Artist Blak Douglas speaks to his experience as a descendent of the Stolen Generation through his essay 'Intergenerational Fauna,' which you can read in the LOSS exhibition catalogue. Online visitors can also listen to his audio statement, plus there will be an art activity booklet available soon.
GINA 3D Exhibition Tour – take a virtual walk through a current CPAC Exhibition GINA. Gina Sinozich was a local Casula based artist, known for her distinctive artistic style and powerful story-telling ability. A Croatian-Australian immigrant, Gina and her family arrived in Australia after World War II, making the voyage by boat from Istria following the dissolution of Croatia. Gina first took up painting at age 70, as a way of expressing and coming to terms with the impacts of experiences in her life. Sadly, in June last year, Gina passed away. GINA is an exhibition that brings together works from her artistic career to tell her personal story.
There's a whole lot more available with CPAC's digital program including cooking demonstrations by the head chef of CPAC's on-site restaurant Bellbird Dining & Bar, gardening tips, performances, artist interviews and podcasts. The digital program is live now, so check it out on the website.