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Western Sydney Jam

A visual arts forum with key visual arts figures from Western Sydney, Wednesday 2 November 2016 at Casula Powerhouse.

Western Sydney Jam

Photo by Campbell Henderson

Western Sydney represents 1 in 10 Australians, is one of the most multicultural regions in NSW and home to the largest number of Aboriginal people in NSW.

With the growing number of influential artists coming out of this region we asked a panel of speakers to consider:

- How has this region shaped you and your practice?

- What are the key issues facing the arts in this region?

- What does regionalism mean in a globalised world?

Shivanjani Lal

Shivanjani Lal. Photo by Campbell Henderson.


Marian Abboud, Artist

David Capra, Artist and Spokesman for the WSA&CL

Shivanjani Lal, Artist

Adam Porter, Curator, Casula Powerhouse

Djon Mundine, Curator, Writer, Artist, Activist

Facilitated by Natalie Wadwell, writer and creative instigator


Playing Off the Field

"As artists we act as catalysts in the literal production of new communities with their own self-generated identities. In this way we take part in the disintegration of a fixed Western Sydney identity in favour of one that exercises a keen adaptability." Article on the Western Sydney Jam forum by Andrew Christie.

Western Sydney Jam

Photo by Campbell Henderson

This event was supported by Arts NSW and hosted by NAVA in partnership with Casula Powerhouse and Liverpool City Council.


Western Sydney Jam