Public art

Public art
Photo of a pause pod
Public art plays an important role in developing opportunities for artists to display their work and to also provide our community and visitors with vibrant and engaging public spaces. Public art Public art plays an important role in developing opportunities for artists to display their work and to also provide our community and visitors with vibrant and engaging public spaces. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture

Public art plays an important role in developing opportunities for artists to display their work and to also provide our community and visitors with vibrant and engaging public spaces.

Public art also creates new opportunities for the community to interact and engage with artworks and to celebrate the creativity of our City.

Dale Parade

Three murals have been installed at the back of properties along Dale Parade, Bankstown, opposite Bankstown Arts Centre. This is one on a number of exciting public artworks being installed in our Town Centres. The artworks have energised the site with something that is unique, engaging and fun.

Local artists, Christina Huynh, painted two of the three murals, and hopes that they will instill a sense of pride and joy in the local community.

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Pause Pods

Pause Pods are clusters of colourful bespoke concrete seats designed to create inviting social spaces around Bankstown CBD.


 


 

 

Community involvement

The pods were painted by a number of local artists in a series of ‘art jams’ with community participation, using the unifying theme of ‘imagine’. Each pod also has a ‘heart’ - a treasure buried inside the concrete made by local primary school students. 

Pods: Cred Consulting and RDO Architects.

Artists: Tim Phibs, Tiera Boo, Mandy Schöne-Salter, Brode Crompton, My Le Thi/ Bankstown Youth Development Service.

Photo of Pause Pods project
‘Treasures’ made by local primary school students 

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West Group - by Tierra Boo

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Bridge Group - by Brode Crompton

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North Group – by Mandy Schone-Salter

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South Group - by My Le Thi (BYDS)

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Central Group - by Tim Phibs

Location

The Pause Pods are conveniently positioned in a variety of locations around the Bankstown CBD. The map below will help you to identify where these are situated so you too can enjoy these functional artistic additions to our City.

 Map of Pause Pods


Better Walls

Better Walls is a dynamic art initiative in Canterbury-Bankstown running throughout 2023.
Featuring the creation of 9 captivating murals and the hosting of 4 street art workshops, this innovative program collaborates with local artists to transform neglected spaces in the CBD through the vibrant medium of street art.







The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.