Social practice: embedding art in community

Looking back over 12 years of social practice in Sydney’s West, Curator Anne Loxley speaks to ArtsHub about how C3West has shaped new modes for cultural engagement and defined communities.
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Artist Hannah Brontë will be creating a Mount Druitt Block Party as part of C3West’s August project; Still I Rise, 2016. Image courtesy and © the artist.

Recognition of that hotbed for culture has been slow. And while the spotlight has been directed on more contentious moves West, such as that of the Powerhouse Museum, a quieter, more immersive arts program has been collaborating with community and business for over a decade across the breadth of Western Sydney.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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