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Past Projects

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…

Blak Box

The 2018 premiere of BLAK BOX at Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney offered audiences a chance to embrace the First People’s concept of ‘Deep Listening’ in a purposely designed, state-of-the-art, surround-sound, place-based listening space. The inaugural BLAK BOX program, curated by…

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…

Rookie Reporters

We’ve invited 82-year-old June Hickey and visual artist David Capra to be UTP’s Rookie Reporters. During 2018 they’ll be pounding the pavements of Western Sydney meeting, greeting and interviewing artists from our program. The series features June and David’s…

BRE & BACK

Bre & Back goes to the heart of one of the most significant relationships we have in our lifetime – that with our mother. Told from the perspective of four First Nations women, Grace and Jenny Shillingsworth and Lily and…

THE LOCALS – PLAYING THE WEST

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND LUCKY LARTEY IN RESIDENCE For our second The Locals Residence, we’re hosting with previous _SPACE residency artist Lucky Lartey and musicians from Ensemble Offspring. The invitation is open for blue-sky research and collaborative exchange between western, eastern,…

THE LOCALS

WRITING THE WEST The Locals is UTP’s continued commitment to investing in emerging artists from Western Sydney. In 2017, UTP is partnering with Sweatshop Literacy Movement to commission up to six emerging writers from Western Sydney as part of The

HOME COUNTRY

Presented by Urban Theatre Projects, Blacktown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival Staged in a multi-level car park in Blacktown, HOME COUNTRY is a theatrical triptych that explores place, identity, and what it means to be home. With Aboriginal Elder Uncle…

BAYANIHAN HOPPING SPIRIT HOUSE

Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House is part of an ongoing collaboration with Urban Theatre Projects to explore how the community practice of bayanihan can be creatively translated and expanded within different community contexts. The project is grounded on the translation of…

ONE DAY FOR PEACE

About the film In one of the most multicultural cities in the world, One Day For Peace takes us on a journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: what do you believe? Produced by Urban Theatre Projects, this…