Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off. You’re going on a journey through time and space at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s (CPAC) exploration of flight from 21 January to 11 June 2023.
There are sky high thrills for children, designers, artists and art enthusiasts as ‘Flight’ discusses and deconstructs air travel, including a look at the new international Nancy Bird Walton Airport and Aerotropolis at Badgerys Creek.
“It’s a chance of a lifetime to look at air travel from a fascinating new perspective,” said Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun.
“This exhibition is a perfect opportunity to re-engage with the idea of flight after the unprecedented break caused by the pandemic.
“And as we eagerly await the 2026 arrival of the Western Sydney International airport named after Nancy Bird Walton, we can take an in-depth look at the history, future, culture and impact of aviation.”
The centrepiece of the project is the blockbuster exhibition featuring major new artworks by established Australian and local artists, specially commissioned by CPAC.
‘Flight’ also features significant pieces from the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, including models of aircraft, Nancy Bird Walton Collection pieces and the famous 42 Barbie and Ken Dolls collection dressed in replicas of Qantas uniforms from across the decades.
Accompanying the six-month exhibition is an ambitious suite of public programs, films, kids activities, fun days, reimagined ‘in-flight’ dining and workshops guided by local experts and creatives to create deep engagement with Flight’s themes.
Taking off on 21 January 2023 at 2pm at a launch by Hon Ben Franklin MLC, NSW Minister for the Arts and Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun, ‘Flight’ is simultaneously celebratory and critical, excited about the return of flight yet concerned about its ongoing impact on the environment. It will also be an opportunity to critically engage with the impact of the airport and surrounding redevelopments.
Flight | 21 January 2022 – 27 February 2022 | Free entry
Launch | 21 January 2022 – 2pm