Artists imagining future in exhibition

EMBARK on a multicultural journey through the future and imagine the potential worlds of tomorrow at Bankstown Arts Centre’s newest exhibition, MultiFutures.

Featuring multimedia artistic practices, the exhibition will explore concepts of Afro futurism, Indigenous futurism and Asian futurism through the lens of culturally and linguistically diverse artists.
Western-Sydney based artist Serwah Attafuah, who creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands populated by afro futuristic abstractions of self, will be exhibiting her series ‘The History of Tomorrow’.
“I started this series in the summer of 2021 as a base for a painting and it’s now standing at 27 pieces, in multiple mediums,” Ms Attafuah said.
“This collection means so much to me as it is really an overview of my practice; creating futures while still acknowledging the past.”
Ms Attafuah’s ‘The History of Tomorrow’ will be showcased alongside the work of five other Australian artists, Edwina Green, Jane Fan, Kalanjay Dhir, Lawrence Liang and Christina Lam, and three high profile, international artists, Black Quantum Futurism, Subash Thebe Limbu and Alia Ali, whose work will be presented in Australia for the first time.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said it’s an exciting exhibition with local and international artists.
“There are some International artists in this exhibition that have never been showcased in Australia before, taking the arts and cultural landscape of Bankstown to a new level,” he said.
“I encourage everyone in our City to swing by the Bankstown Arts Centre and check it out.”
MultiFutures will be on exhibition until Saturday, June 29.