Final Culture Alive offers art, design in showcase

BANKSTOWN will come alive and be transformed into a designer’s dream in the final evening of the council’s Art Nights: Culture Alive program.

Creatives can indulge in a series of exhibitions, workshops and screenings by Western Sydney-based designers at Bankstown Arts Centre’s Design Alive event from 5pm on Friday, March 1.
The evening will see the preview of Urban Theatre Projects exhibition Body Place, by April Phillips, where audiences can take a virtual walk on Country with an illuminated, 14-metre screen.
Visitors can also bring the family along for a free movie screening of Paper Planes at Paul Keating Park, hit the dance floor for a silent disco DJ battle or chill out and enjoy live music by Beat Kitchen Records at Bankstown Arts Centre.
Design Alive will give attendees a glimpse into the expansive field of design and is all about showcasing ‘design beyond spatial experience’ – the idea that design is present in all areas of life from art to architecture, fashion and landscape.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the Culture Alive program had been a huge hit and a wonderful showcase of Bankstown’s thriving arts and cultural scene.
The Design Alive: Design Beyond Spatial Experience program includes Badge-making workshops with OutLoud; Design your own 2D lenticular artwork workshop with Leyla Oz; Live music and silent disco DJ battle; Design markets with Western Sydney art and design makers; Augmented reality art discussion panel; Mini animation shorts screening by UNSW students, curated by Karen Kriss and Melody Li; and Design and fashion takeover at Incubate Studios with Dr Sky Hugman and Dr Karena De Perthuis.
Visitors can also experience the final days of Bankstown Arts Centre’s outdoor augmented reality and site-specific installation art walk, Hyperreal Amble, and the Blak Flaneur exhibition by Travis De Vries.