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Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade

Bankstown, NSW 2200


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An afternoon of artist talks and forum on the role of creativity in urban transformation.

Ten artists showcasing temporary artworks which explore and examine issues of urban growth in the Bankstown CBD including:

  • urban growth needs
  • urban biodiversity
  • environmental sustainability
  • Western Sydney’s heat island
  • renewable energies and alternate technologies
  • community connections

The selected artists are Emma Anna, Alessandro Berini & Selina Springett, Gabrielle Bates, Graham Chalcroft, Vivienne Lowe, Basilios Papaioannou, Sue Pedley, Mandy Schöne-Salter and Kate Smith.


3.30-4.30pm Artist talks

5-6pm Forum
A conversation around creativity, community collaborations and urban planning. Forum chaired by Costa Georgiadis

6-7pm Informal conversation session

Forum speakers include Jennifer Newman (UTS lecturer in Aboriginal Studies), Gabrielle Bates (visual artist), Nick Chapman (GreenWay Place Manager, Inner West Council); John Skennar (Artist Planner/Architect); Valerie Giammarco (Manager, City Design, Canterbury Bankstown Council)

Light refreshments will be provided.

INCUBATE GALLERY Greenway Art Prize Finalists Exhibition

5-19 December 2017

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. Works are selected on the basis of artistic merit and relevance to the GreenWay themes of the urban environment, community connections and/or sustainable transport.

For more information on the art prize, please visit GreenWay Art Prize website.

Image: Courtesy of Graham Chalcroft.

  • JS John Skennar

    John Skennar

    Artist Planner/Architect

  • Emma Anna

    Emma Anna


  • Gabrielle Bates

    Gabrielle Bates


  • Graham Chalcroft

    Graham Chalcroft


  • Nick Chapman

    Nick Chapman

    GreenWay Place Manager, Inner West Council

  • Costa Georgiadis

    Costa Georgiadis

    Landscape Architect and Permaculturalist

  • Valerie Giammarco

    Valerie Giammarco

    Manager, City Design, Canterbury Bankstown Council

  • Vivienne Lowe

    Vivienne Lowe


  • Jennifer Newman

    Jennifer Newman

    UTS lecturer in Aboriginal Studies

  • Basilios Papaioannou

    Basilios Papaioannou


  • Sue Pedley

    Sue Pedley


  • Mandy Schöne-Salter

    Mandy Schöne-Salter


  • Kate Smith

    Kate Smith


  • Alessandro Berini and Selina Springett

    Alessandro Berini and Selina Springett


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