Opportunities for Artists

Opportunities for Artists
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Bankstown Arts Centre welcomes groups and individuals from our City to exhibit small scale artworks in the Incubate Gallery. Opportunities for artists Bankstown Arts Centre welcomes groups and individuals from our City to exhibit small scale artworks in the Incubate Gallery. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture

A NEW youth-centred, innovative digital art program!

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Everyone has their phone stuck to their hand - We eat with it, sleep with it and take it everywhere we go. But have you ever thought to experiment with your phone to create something artistic?

Bankstown Arts Centre is inviting young women (aged 16-25) to be part of Zoom Lens – a new youth-centred, innovative digital art program.

Participants will be involved in an intensive six-week program, working collaboratively and independently to create a video artwork or short film. The finalised video work will be displayed at our upcoming 2023 Youth Week event in April, The Area: World Tour.

Zoom Len's participants are encouraged to respond to themes related to online culture. This can include:

  • Claiming (or reclaiming) public spaces, online or in real life
  • Self-esteem and body issues
  • Inclusivity and safe spaces for all
  • What it means to live in Western Sydney
  • Heaps more!

This is an exciting opportunity to also work closely with our facilitator Angela Blake, Co-Founder of SF3 – SmartFone Flick Fest, Australia's international smartphone film festival. Participants will be provided with a hands-on learning experience and an opportunity to create meaningful work.

Participants are required to attend all workshop sessions on Thursday evenings at Bankstown Arts Centre from 5-7pm. Some sessions will also be held online. Participants will also need a smartphone or tablet device to participate in the program, along with access to a smartphone, tablet or computer to edit their works.

Workshop 1
​Thursday 23 March , 4.30-7pm
​Introduction – Storyboarding and scope of program.
​Workshop 2
​Thursday 30 March , 4.30-7pm
​Shooting skills on smartphone.
​Workshop 3
​Thursday 6 April, 4.30-7pm
​Writing and visual storytelling /editing session.
​Workshop 4
​Thursday 13 April, 4.30-7pm
​Editting skills session.
Workshop 5
Thursday 20 April, 4.30-7pm
​Feedback session 1: collaborative feedback sessions with group.
Workshop 6
​Saturday 22 April, 11AM-1.30PM
​Feedback session 1: collaborative feedback sessions with group.
Final Workshop
​Thursday 27 April, 4.30-7pm
​Handover of works, installing of work, feedback session and dinner party to celebrate!

Submit your expression of interest into this program below! 

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Submissions close 5pm, 17 March.

If you want to learn more about this program, eligibility and how to get involved, please contact our public programs and marketing officer, Kelly-Ann Standley at artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au or give us to a ring at 9707 5400.

 This project is supported by Create NSW's Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Submissions closed.

Incubate Artist Studios 

The Incubate Artists Studios are located on the site of the former Bankstown Women’s Rest Centre, a place that drew together women – particularly mothers – from the many local communities in the Canterbury-Bankstown area. We invite artists from the Canterbury Bankstown region and beyond to use these spaces to create.

If you'd like to use Incubate Artist Studios, please contact artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au with a brief proposal and link to your previous work.


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Imagine Wall


The Imagine Wall exhibits temporary outdoor art works commissioned by Bankstown Arts Centre. Interested local artists can contact the Arts Centre Director on 9707 9989 or email artscentre@cbcity.nsw.gov.au.


Register on the South Western Sydney Artist database

Artists and art organisations based in South West Sydney are also invited to register their contact details to receive information about exhibition and performance opportunities, special events, professional development, residencies and artist callouts. Art forms​ can be visual art, theatre, performance, music, dance, digital media and more. 

Register online by clicking the button below:​​

South Western Sydney Artist Database

The South West Sydney area includes ​Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden.

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