2018

B-Side

Initiated in 2013, B-Side gives First Peoples artists the opportunity to tease out an idea on the page in a professional, supported and culturally safe environment with a direct and immediate outcome. Now in its fifth year, we are partnering…

Toby Martin and Dang Lan in residence

Toby Martin first worked with UTP on BANKSTOWN:LIVE where he was an artist in residence on Northam Avenue. From this experience, Toby went on to record an album titled Songs from Northam Avenue. Dang Lan accompanied Toby on this…

Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House

In 2013 UTP commissioned Alwin Reamillo to explore how the community practice of bayanihan can be creatively translated and expanded within different community contexts. Working in collaboration with residents of Bankstown, Reamillo made the sculpture from bamboo and found materials.…

Trade in residence

During 2018 we will continue our partnership with Ensemble Offspring to further develop a new work which draws on the action of weaving and the ethics of mass-production in the textiles industry.…

The Quiet Discomfort

The Quiet Discomfort is Urban Theatre Projects’ third screen-based work and our first foray into Virtual Reality. We are using this platform to explore violence – specifically towards women and children –  with the intention of inciting behavioural change in…

Songs from Northam Avenue

Toby Martin – singer, songwriter and frontman of indie rock band, Youth Group, will perform a special concert inspired by the residents of Bankstown for one night only at Casula Powerhouse. He appears alongside a full band featuring local…

Boss Ladies in residence

Directed by Fadia Abboud, the Boss Ladies web-series provides funny and raw insight into the lives of two business women from Punchbowl – Freda Deguise and Sheryne Sayed. Frida is a boutique owner by day and a stand-up comedian by…

Blak Box

Step inside Blak Box and embrace the First Peoples’ concept of ‘deep listening’. Based on oral storytelling, silences and the spaces in between, deep listening is a practice to develop respect and community building. From within a state-of-the-art surround sound…

Nancy Denis and Kween G in residence

From a carpark in Blacktown to the rehearsal studio in Bankstown, we are pleased to be working further with Nancy Denis and Kween G. Nancy and Kween G met whist working on Home Country as a part of the Sydney…

Right Here. Right Now.

RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. is a new place-based festival launching in Blacktown. Led by seven Australian and two international artists, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. explores themes of contemporary feminism, cultural diversity, wonder, and intimacy in suburbia. Commissioned artists have been…