Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions
Previous exhibitions have included spoken word, work dealing with epilepsy, aging and feminism, and work produced by members of the community with a disability. arts centre bankstown previous exhibitions Previous exhibitions have included spoken word, work dealing with epilepsy, aging and feminism, and work produced by members of the community with a disability. Education; Arts and Culture; Arts Centre

​​​Previous exhibitions have included spoken word, live perfomances, group exhibitions, and panel discussions. We have displayed everything from print work through to ceramics, textiles and photography in the Incubate Gallery.​





Garry Jones Artifact/Artifice Jones Artifact/Artifice2021-05-11T14:00:00Z2021-06-18T14:00:00ZGarry Jones Artifact/Artifice
Paula do Prado Kuña/Womxnña-womxnPaula do Prado Kuña/Womxn2021-03-12T13:00:00Z2021-04-23T14:00:00Z
Heli Yang- A New Life Yang- A New Life2021-03-12T13:00:00Z2021-04-23T14:00:00Z
Reconciliation Week 2020 Week 20202020-05-26T23:00:00Z2020-07-24T07:00:00Z
Somali Yo​ung Women’s Art Project​’s-art-projectSomali Yo​ung Women’s Art Project​2020-03-02T22:00:00Z2020-04-28T07:00:00ZA collaboration between Canterbury City Community Centre and Bankstown Arts Centre, exploring themes of identity and culture.
Bara: embers embers2020-03-01T22:00:00Z2020-04-03T06:00:00ZWoven Kolektif share an installation and performances, drawing on the concept of bara and its potential to offer healing, belonging and new possibility.
Red Australia- Reiad Sarafi-Najjar Australia- Reiad Sarafi-Najjar2020-02-02T13:00:00Z2020-02-28T13:00:00Z03 February 2020 - 29 February 2020 - Reiad Serafi-Najjar specialises in realistic portraiture using a variety of mediums such as a paintbrush, airbrush and aerosol cans.
Shi (Truth and Substance) - Kerryanne Foley (Truth and Substance) - Kerryanne Foley2020-02-02T13:00:00Z2020-02-28T13:00:00Z03 February 2020 - 29 February 2020 - Kerryanne Foley describes her work as reflecting...”truth and substances created in forms symbolic; marks ancient, shared to hold in our hands.”
Sydney Milieu by Steve Jannar Milieu by Steve Jannar2019-11-05T22:00:00Z2019-12-12T06:00:00Z6 November - 12 December 2019 - Sydney Milieu is an exotic name for Sydney and its surrounds. It is an artist's impression of Sydney Harbour, The Royal National Park and Blue Mountains.
Boundless Festival Festival2019-10-25T23:00:00Z2019-10-26T07:00:00ZBoundless: The festival of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers.
Mother Tongues Tongues2019-09-25T23:00:00Z2019-10-30T06:00:00Z26 September to 30 October 2019 - Bankstown Art Centre presents Mother Tongues, an exhibition showcasing the work of three local Artists whose works explore language, identity and representation within Canterbury-Bankstown.
Nine Meals from Chaos Meals from Chaos2019-08-11T23:00:00Z2019-09-24T07:00:00ZExploring local food security, sustainability and the growing of food in Western Sydney.
Bankstown: The Imagined City The Imagined City2019-05-03T23:00:00Z2019-06-30T07:00:00ZThe Bankstown Communities for Children Committee wanted to know what children think life will be like in Canterbury-Bankstown and decided the best way to find out was to ask them!
Desert Imprint - Rick Ball Imprint - Rick Ball2019-05-02T23:00:00Z2019-06-13T07:00:00ZIn this new exhibition of work by Broken Hill Artist Rick Ball, recent works on paper sit alongside works on canvas and a selection of sculptures made over the past 17 years.
HOME brings together the artwork of a group of Women from the Lakemba Rohingya Community who now call South-West Sydney their home.
Anney Bounpraseuth: You Are With Me in Paradise Bounpraseuth: You Are With Me in Paradise2019-03-04T22:00:00Z2019-03-29T06:00:00ZIn this exhibition, Bounpraseuth explores the search for meaning from the remains of trauma and grief.
3 Plus 3 Plus 32019-01-31T22:00:00Z2019-02-28T06:00:00Z1 February - 28 February 2019 - ARTISTS: Kaijiang Zhu, Lan Jian, Fangmin Wu, Minhong Xiao, Xiangrong Yu and Manlin Huang.
Susan Zimmerman Exhibition Zimmerman Exhibition2019-01-31T22:00:00Z2019-02-27T06:00:00ZDrawn to arts and crafts, primarily textiles, from a young age, Zimmermann started learning folk art painting in 1991.
Sektor artist Sektor is a commercial mural artist working for Blackbook Ink. He came across the idea for this piece as one of the first things people ask for when wanting a mural is to have nature painted throughout it.
We are still here and we still have support are still here and we still have support2018-12-31T13:00:00Z2019-01-30T13:00:00ZThe mural states "we are still here and we still have support". The community has added their handprint in support for Aboriginal rights and support for all minority groups under colonial rule.
2018 GreenWay Art Prize Finalists Exhibition GreenWay Art Prize Finalists Exhibition2018-12-02T22:00:00Z2018-12-18T06:00:00ZThe GreenWay Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney's Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
Southern Sprawl is Lit Sprawl is Lit2018-11-08T22:00:00Z2018-11-30T06:00:00ZThese photos tell a story of public spaces at night and of the women who are not present. ​
The Cooks River? Cooks River?2018-10-31T22:00:00Z2018-11-29T06:00:00ZThe Cooks River? uncovers the history of 12 Aboriginal people with their connections to the Cooks River, through photographs and local histories.
CAMOUFLAGE Arts Centre presents Camouflage, an exhibition by three contemporary artists, Cigdem Aydemir, Deborah Kelly and My Le Thi.
Gary Smith Smith2018-07-31T23:00:00Z2018-08-31T07:00:00ZGarry Smith's exhibition Safe Base Charlie in the Incubate Gallery explores local indigenous and introduced bird life along the Georges River and their survival from urban, military and suburban encroachment using camouflage.
Wajihah Hamid: Behind the table – A Visual Journey–-a-visual-journeyWajihah Hamid: Behind the table – A Visual Journey2018-07-28T14:00:00Z2018-08-30T14:00:00ZHarmonising with Bankstown Arts Centre's 3x3 Art & Ecology project theme, for this series I have selected three different types of bread and documented the behind the scenes of the bread making process of three different communities.
Felicity Hibble Hibble2018-06-30T23:00:00Z2018-07-31T07:00:00ZFocusing on the intricate and precise art of linocut, Hibble has produced a sophisticated body of work that explores the coalescent relationship between the built environment and the people that populate it.
Thinking Local Local2018-06-30T23:00:00Z2018-07-31T07:00:00ZThinking Local follows on from the Arts Centre's successful 2017 project Grow: Places for People, where artists explored issues surrounding urban growth and presenting alternative solutions.
Barbara Barber Barber2018-06-04T23:00:00Z2018-06-29T07:00:00ZBarbara Barber, now in her eighties, has had a lifelong interest in art. As a child she liked to draw but only took up painting more seriously in her late twenties.
Bangawarra: Connect and Create Connect and Create2018-06-04T23:00:00Z2018-06-29T07:00:00ZBangawarra is Darug for create or making and these works have been created by a group of Aboriginal Elders that live in the area.
Bar​ambah: Cherbourg​ambah: Cherbourg2018-05-28T23:00:00Z2018-06-29T07:00:00ZAn exhibition showcasing stories and ceramic works created by local Aboriginal Elders, relating to childhood memories of the Cherbourg Mission in Queensland.
Inspire: An exhibition of works by Bankstown Arts Centre tutors An exhibition of works by Bankstown Arts Centre tutors2018-04-04T23:00:00Z2018-04-27T07:00:00ZThis exhibition showcases the visual arts practice of Stephanie Peters, Diamando Koutsellis, Rhonda Dee and Seraphina Martin. These are some of the wonderful practitioners who also provide teaching support for Bankstown Arts Centre's visual arts programs.
Girls to the Front Exhibition to the Front Exhibition2018-03-04T13:00:00Z2018-03-28T13:00:00ZGirls to the Front is a group exhibition featuring three contemporary female visual artists from Western Sydney exploring urban art.
Jixing Wang Wang2018-01-31T22:00:00Z2018-02-26T06:00:00ZJixian is an 85 year old Chinese artist living in Milperra. He mostly specialises in oil paintings, influenced by and combining both Chinese and Western artistic traditions.
Reiad Serafi-Najjar Serafi-Najjar2018-01-14T22:00:00Z2018-01-30T06:00:00ZReiad Serafi-Najjar has been drawing from ever since he picked up a pencil. He started off with graphite and charcoal art. Reiad enjoys producing detailed expressive portraits that aim to speak to the viewer in many different ways.
The HAMburglar from Bankstown by Hamish Wallace HAMburglar from Bankstown by Hamish Wallace2017-12-31T22:00:00Z2018-01-31T06:00:00ZHamish is a young emerging artist from Padstow who is now in his second year at National Art School.
Friendship by Issac Lal by Issac Lal2017-12-31T22:00:00Z2018-01-31T06:00:00ZIssac is a young emerging artist who lives in Revesby, and has been drawing for himself from a young age.
GROW: Places for People Places for People2017-12-09T08:00:00Z2017-12-09T08:00:00ZTen artists showcasing temporary artworks which explore and examine issues of urban growth in the Bankstown CBD.
Greenway Art Prize Finalists Exhibition Art Prize Finalists Exhibition2017-12-04T22:00:00Z2017-12-19T06:00:00ZGreenway Art Prize celebrates the precious urban green corridor in Sydney’s Inner West and aims to capture the essence of the GreenWay through visual art.
Synergy of Mankind of Mankind2017-11-30T13:00:00Z2018-06-29T14:00:00ZGrowing up today has a lot more challenges than a few decades ago.Especially in an urban environment, it becomes harder for children to connect to their inner wilder self where imaginary worlds are created and explored.
Craig Parkinson: Dewachen Parkinson: Dewachen2017-09-30T22:00:00Z2017-10-31T06:00:00ZCraig Parkinson is interested in abstraction and the perception of space and light created through form and colour.
Noela Fisher - Transition Fisher - Transition2017-09-04T23:00:00Z2017-09-28T07:00:00ZAn artist's use of pencil, charcoal, paint and brush can explore the landscape, rearrange the elements, move on through untried mediums. Be courageous. See differently. These artworks are my journey.
Elizabeth West: Wrapped West: Wrapped2017-07-28T23:00:00Z2017-07-29T07:00:00ZThe installation – Wrapped at the forecourt of the Arts Centre is constructed using hundreds of pieces of clear plastic food packaging, which are bound together to form a walk through maze.
Shazia Fazal Fazal2017-06-05T14:00:00Z2017-06-26T14:00:00ZShazia Fazal was born in Pakistan and arrived in Australia in 2009. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Balochistan, Pakistan. She worked as an art teacher in Pakistan.
Native Flora of Yeamaba Lagoon and Picnic Point Flora of Yeamaba Lagoon and Picnic Point2017-05-01T23:00:00Z2017-05-30T07:00:00ZThis series of photographs depicts the organic essence, the inner beauty and fragility, of the native flora of Yeamaba Lagoon and Picnic Point, of which we are a part of, and live with.
Night Connections Connections2017-04-30T23:00:00Z2017-12-01T06:00:00ZNight Connections explores our connection to 'place', particularly a place or person physically left behind. The artwork depicts our connection to a place through the shared night sky.
Creatures - Caroline Chisholm School Exhibition - Caroline Chisholm School Exhibition2017-04-03T14:00:00Z2017-04-26T14:00:00ZCaroline Chisholm School has been involved with puppets for over ten years. The school use them in class time, assemblies, graduations, entertaining overseas visitors and politicians. The puppets are made from recycled materials.
4Elements Music Project (4EMP) Exhibition Music Project (4EMP) Exhibition2017-02-28T22:00:00Z2017-03-30T06:00:00Z4EMP is an annual program which utilises HipHop and music culture through a series of mentoring workshops and the 4Elements All Age HipHop Festival.
Imagine Wall Wall2017-01-31T13:00:00Z2017-05-30T14:00:00ZJESTA157 aka MIKEY FREEDOM is a Bankstown artist. He began his involvement in HipHop as a B-boy in the early eighties. A graffiti artist since 1985, he is an unassuming but, enduring figure within Australian HipHop scene.
Constellations bold and dynamic abstract representation of the night sky, exploring constellations of stars through geometric patterning and colour play. Mural by the Province Studio (Anne-Louise Dadak and Laura Pike).​