C3West is a long-term program which creates situations for artists to work strategically with business and non-arts government organisations, with a focus on Western Sydney.
Since 2006 C3West has developed a range of partnerships with corporations and communities in Greater Sydney. C3West places contemporary artists at the core of projects which give voice to local issues and actively involve the business sector in new ways of working together.
C3West has established a leadership reputation for developing authentic and ethical partnerships with artists and project partners, delivering strategic creative outcomes.
C3WEST AIMS TO:
• Establish partnerships across arts organisations and regions
• Establish partnerships between the arts and other sectors
• Develop new models of engagement with communities and businesses
• Develop new audiences for contemporary art
• Provide strategic outcomes for non-arts partners
C3West Curator Anne Loxley – c3west [at] mca.com.au
Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps
Nov 2014 – May 2015
Over three camps on the site of the historic Blacktown Native Institution, Aboriginal artists, community members and leaders across a number of fields, will come together to develop a vision for the future, share and collect stories, and create new artworks.
Heather & Ivan Morison: Sleepers Awake
17 – 26 May 2014
For nine nights this luminous sculpture rose over Bungarribee. Accompanied by a community performance festival, Sleepers Awake signalled the transformation of a vacant site in the Blacktown area of the Western Sydney Parklands.
Michel Tuffery: Transforma
22 Feb – 12 Apr 2014
Transforma was a seven week residency by New Zealand-based artist Michel Tuffery. Located in Airds in South Western Sydney, Transforma aimed to raise local awareness of the links between river health and behaviours such as arson, dumping and littering.
Lara Thoms: Ultimate Vision - Monuments to Us
Oct 2012 – Apr 2013
Ultimate Vision embodied the vocabulary of retail marketing, within the shopping centre, as a means of offering an alternative perspective – one with a strong focus on the local youth.
Garry Trinh: Within Walking Distance
29 Oct 2012 – 10 Jan 2013
Garry Trinh spent two months walking the 27-kilometre expanse of the Western Sydney Parklands, photographing the sights along the way. From these images, 15 were selected to be presented on billboards within the Parklands.
Campement Urbain: The Future of Penrith/ Penrith of the Future
After a 12-month period of community consultation and collaboration, the internationally renowned art collective Campement Urbain unveiled its vision for a Penrith of the future.
Angelica Mesiti: The Begin-Again
1 – 2 Apr 2011
Mesiti’s night time art walk included four site-specific video installations and a live performance that transformed the stories of Hurstville, its residents’ concerns and anxieties into a celebration.
Jeanne van Heeswijk: Talking Trash – personal relationships with waste
Dutch artist van Heeswijk’s project, made in collaboration with artist Paul Sixta and the communities of Goulburn and Liverpool, looked at the different ways people try to end their relationship with wasting.
Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?
Feb – Apr 2010
What is Missing? focused on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Penrith community by interviewing volunteers from the area, exploring a range of themes from cultural identity and migration to issues of authority, masculinity and self-expression.
Ash Keating: Activate 2750
10 Feb – 7 Mar 2009
Activate 2750 set out to raise awareness about our relationship to the production and consumption of waste. Keating reused dumped waste at SITA’s Davis Road Transfer Station to create a series of performative sculptures.
Craig Walsh: Heads Up
4 Sep – 19 Oct 2008
Heads Up explored the communal value of rugby league through a series of photographic portraits. The project was the result of a residency and collaboration with renowned football club Penrith Panthers and represented the first C3West project in a gallery context.
Campement Urbain: The Future of Panthers/ Panthers of the Future
This project aimed to position the Panthers not only as a sports club, but as a place where people can dream and aspire to better living conditions, create bonds, and perform new activities that would be unique throughout the whole of Australia.