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Workshops with artist Alwin Reamillo at the gallery in preparation for the launch fiesta.

Bayanihan Philippine Art Project presents contemporary Filipino art across Sydney


The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is one of the most significant explorations of Filipino art ever presented in Australia. Over a four month period a series of exhibitions, performances, creative writing and community programs will be on offer in Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Mosman Art Gallery and Peacock Gallery (Auburn).in association with Museums & Galleries of NSW,

The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project brings together these five Sydney cultural institutions in a collaborative multi-arts program celebrating the contemporary art and culture of the Philippines and its strong ties to Australia. Bayanihan is a Filipino custom derived from the word bayan, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a goal. The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is a partnership founded on this concept of community collaboration. In 2016, to commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines, Dr John Yu AC, former Chair of VisAsia at AGNSW, initiated the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project proposing this major partnership across multiple venues in Sydney. Dr Yu said there has been a growing recognition of the art of the Southeast Asian region over the last few decades but little attention has been paid to the art of the Philippines.The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project seeks to redress this imbalance and examine the diversity of art-forms and artists of the Philippines and present them to Australian audiences.

"It is thrilling to see this project realised and to be able to explore the rich offerings from contemporary artists in the Filipino community across five cultural institutions,” Dr Yu said.

For more information regarding the Bayanihan Philippine Project please contact:

Jenny Cheeseman

Arts Coordinator, Cumberland Council

9735 1396

Jenny.cheeseman@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au


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