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
Senior Curator, C3West Anne Loxley – c3west [at] mca.com.au
Over three events on the site of the historic Blacktown Native Institution, Aboriginal artists, community members and leaders across a number of fields, came together to develop a vision for the future, share and collect stories, and create new artworks.
Civic Actions: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum focused on the intersection of social and public projects, and the possibilities of art practice in public space.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.