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2020

Dear Friend,

The next phase of our collaboration with the residents of Shorewell Park in Burnie will commence in June 2020 and continue until the end of this year. Dear friend, part of our larger Shorewell Presents project, invites the residents of…

Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls

Sweatshop will develop the script Sex, Drugs & Pork Rolls into a 4-person monologue that tells interweaving stories of growing up in Western Sydney. This theatrical outcome will be presented by UTP as a livestreamed performance in late 2020. Sweatshop

M’ap Boule

‘M’ap Boule’ translated to English means ‘I’m on fire’ in Krèole. This major theatrical undertaking is a summoning and a worshipping of ancestors – a journey through fire, pain, ash and becoming. This new work is the story of the…

Dream Sequence

Dream Sequence has been newly created for lockdown, this is a new digital program comprised of 10 works by 10 Western Sydney artists broadcast live on our website over 10 months. The title references the dystopian surrealist state we currently…

Re-writing The Mistakes Of The Fraser Government

UTP is excited to announce that we will partner with Haven for Artists in Lebanon to support Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Omar Sakr to develop speculative novellas that reflect on the Lebanese migration to Australia. In November 2016, Immigration Minister…

SEASONS in Blak Box

SEASONS in Blak Box was presented at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens in March 2020. SEASONS in Blak Box is a multi-part sound work that explores the integral role of plants in the Kulin seasonal calendar. Through the…

Enoch Mailangi in Residence

Whilst Enoch has been in residence at UTP over the past week developing a comedy titled Optimum Crush Blue. They’ve written this short text to share with you about what they’ve been working on: “But like,” they love to…

THE NIGHTLINE

Are you a night owl, insomniac, shift-worker or dreamer? As the world shuts down, we’re re-opening. At The Nightline we’re keen to document this time-warping moment in history. As we journey through this dark night alone together, we’d love to…

Latai and Peter in Residence

We’re inviting Latai Taumoepeau and Peter Polites to spend two weeks in residence at our home base Bankstown Arts Centre. Latai and Peter will be supported to explore new materials for exciting new work. Latai Taumoepeau Latai Taumoepeau is a…

UTP Rising

UTP RISING members are the next generation of young artists from Western Sydney. This group will form a new multi-disciplinary collaboration. UTP RISING artists will develop their own creative voices through a series of workshops with esteemed NSW artists. Throughout