Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

The Casula Powerhouse is home to an international standard exhibition space, a 326-seat multi-purpose theatre/performance space; artists studios; artist business centre; retail outlet; café, collection storage space, weaving garden, production studios, artists residency studios and new office spaces.

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History ofCasula Powerhouse

The original Casula Powerhouse is a striking and successful example of adaptive re-use of a former industrial facility. The building was originally a power station that was built in 1950 during the post-WWII electricity shortage, as an interim measure while the state-wide electricity grid was being established. The power station would later become a contemporary multi-arts facility.

Opened in 1994, the Casula Powerhouse is located on the banks on the Georges River, within the City of Liverpool. The arts centre embraces a philosophy of both heritage and contemporary design. 

The Centre has quickly established itself as one of Australia's leading community cultural development organisations. Currently, the Centre produces one hundred percent of its own exhibitions, public programs and special events. This has seen the development of a national touring program that has reached every metropolitan and regional city in Australia, with landmark projects such as "Viet Nam Voices", "Cyber Cultures", "Shanghai Star" and "Anita & Beyond".

 


Educational Programs

The Casula Powerhouse offers art and heritage programs, tours, workshops, after-school classes, school holiday workshops and seminars throughout the year.  Currently guided tours, workshops, Indigenous programs and opportunities to "meet the artist" are available for groups and can be tailored to meet the needs of students as an outreach program.

For further information phone (02) 9824 1121 or visit www.casulapowerhouse.com

 


Powerhouse Residencies

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Residencies by well-known artists are part of the program with Stelarc the first artist to stay in the studio and other well known Australian artists such as Guan Wei, Yvonne Koolmatrie and Gordon Hookey. Exhibitions include education inter-actives or activities to further engage visitors both young and old plus teachers notes and education resources are available.