Past Projects

VAN

Van is a visual timeline of my father’s journey from Vietnam to Australia – of escaping from the war at home, and starting a new life in a new country. Throughout our conversations, he has always referred to the family…

THE LAST WORD

Peter Polites, Samantha Hogg, Robyn Schmitz, David Cranston, Amanda Yeo & Gaele Sobott Poetic, contemplative and deeply personal, The Last Word is a series of short audio monologues written by six Western Sydney writers which reflect upon their relationship with…

One Day For Peace: Public Panel

Panel discussion hosted by Geraldine Doogue. Urban Theatre Projects have invited a range of speakers across academia, media and politics including Professor James Arvanitakis (Dean, Head of The Academy at the University of Western Sydney) Maha Abdo (CEO of…

One Day For Peace: Food Odyssey

When coming along to a full screening of One Day For Peace, why not make a night of it by tasting the local food? We’ve pulled together our dinner recommendations for six of our screening locations, and thrown in…

DEMOCRATIC GARDEN

COMMISSIONED BY BLACKTOWN ARTS CENTRE DEMOCRATIC GARDEN is a celebration of the people and the rich cultural diversity of Blacktown. Using demographics, geography and local knowledge, Urban Theatre Projects, in collaboration with a keen group of local residents, have created…

CULTURAL COMMENT BY BANKSTOWN LOCALS

What is it? We have invited 7 local residents to accompany UTP’s Artistic Director to 12 cultural events during 2014. UTP covers the cost of tickets and transport and in return the group share their critical feedback on the work…

ON THE VERGE OF BLOOM

Created by Nicole Barakat with local residents Inspired by the flowers and plants growing in a Bankstown backyard during Practice & Participate (our neighbourhood project in 2013), textiles artist Nicole Barakat returned to work again with Urban Theatre Projects in…

FUTURE PRESENT

COMMISSIONED BY VITALSTATISTIX FOR ADHOCRACY Future Present: artists, primary industry & climate change explores the critical global issue of climate change and economic transition.  Climate change is arguably the number one concern facing humanity and our planet right now. It…

Ageing with Creativity

UTP in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre hosted a program of events as part of Senior’s Week on Tuesday 17 March, celebrating creativity and self-expression. June Hickey and Rosie Dennis co-hosted The Age Debate, which was followed by a screening…

ARAB THEATRE STUDIO

Arab Theatre Studio is Alissar Chidiac, Loubna Haikal and Salah Saqqaf meeting in studio 1 in 2014 at the Bankstown Arts Centre Arab Theatre Studio is Alissar Chidiac, Loubna Haikal and Saleh Saqqaf, in Studio One in 2014 at the…