Please join us for when Liverpool City Council Mayor, Ned Mannoun and NSW Minister for the Arts, Ben Franklin officially launch the FLIGHT project from 2pm Saturday 21 January 2023 as part of the 2023 Sydney Festival.
The afternoon will be packed with an exciting range of ‘in-flight entertainment’ that includes incredible live musical performances, activities for all ages and flight themed demonstrations. Watch this space, our website and our socials for updates on the full schedule.
FLIGHT is a six-month exploration of flight at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The program will run from January to June 2023 and has been developed in anticipation of the 2026 take-off of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the surrounding Aerotropolis.
Across every artform, we will dissect, discuss and deconstruct air travel, aviation, aerodynamics and the freedoms and perils that flight promises.
The exhibition is simultaneously celebratory and critical, excited about the return of flight yet concerned about its ongoing impact on the environment. This will be an opportunity to re-engage with flight in all its forms after this unprecedented break from it, and to critically engage with the impact of the airport and surrounding redevelopments.
Image Credits: PLANE PHOTO: Amy Perejuan-Capone, The Plane (Dreamer), 2019. Ceramic engine and parts, aluminium, found Objects. Image courtesy of the Artist. FLIGHT LOGO: Graphic designed by students from Western Sydney University (Catherine Boffa, Jasmin Elsaket, Dakota Hudson, Reem Jeblawi, Sammy Lee, Miki Matsufuji, Rebecca Phumsakul, Rachana Udaya Kumar)
THIS IS A FREE EVENT, BUT BOOKINGS & REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.
HOW TO GET HERE TRAIN Disembark at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West & South Line or T5 Cumberland - first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown). www.131500.info
Please note the T2 Airport line is different from the T2 Inner West/South - if coming from City Circle via airport, please change at Glenfield.
CAR AND BICYCLE ● From Parramatta or Campbelltown way (without tolls) Take the Hume Highway going towards Liverpool. Follow it all the way into Terminus Street, Liverpool and turn right into Pirie Street. Follow the signs to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Shepard Street Entrance. ● From the M5/City (with tolls) Take the M5 to Liverpool. Exit at Moorebank Avenue and drive towards Liverpool turning left at Newbridge Road. Turn left into Speed Street and follow the signs to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
ACCESS Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all public areas of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The theatre is fitted with a hearing loop, and has provision for restricted mobility access. Guide and Hearing Dogs are welcome.