Creative workshops and programs

Creative workshops and programs
Photo of children taking part in art class
Learn a new and exciting skill at the Arts Centre. Creative Workshops Programs bankstown arts centre canterbury Learn a new and exciting skill at the Arts Centre.  

​​ ​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, changes have been made to regularly scheduled term arts classes. Term classes will be temporarily suspended until further notice.


A Thousand Paper Cockatoos



Senbazuru, or ‘Thousand Paper Cranes’, is a Japanese legend that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. A thousand paper cranes are often given to a person who is seriously ill, to wish for their recovery.

In this tradition, Bankstown Arts Centreand Machiko Motoi are asking you to help us make a thousand paper cockatoos!

Here's how you can participate:

- Watch the video, make a cockatoo and send it to us!

- Drop off the cockatoo at the Arts Centre between Tusday-Friday from 10am-3pm

-Send us a photo of your cockatoo via email to artscentre[at]

-Post your cockatoo photo and tag us on Instagram or Facebook!