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C3West is a long-term program which creates situations for artists to work strategically with business and non-arts government organisations, with a focus on Western Sydney.

Since 2006 C3West has developed a range of partnerships with corporations and communities in Greater Sydney. C3West places contemporary artists at the core of projects which give voice to local issues and actively involve the business sector in new ways of working together.

C3West has established a leadership reputation for developing authentic and ethical partnerships with artists and project partners, delivering strategic creative outcomes.


• Establish partnerships across arts organisations and regions
• Establish partnerships between the arts and other sectors
• Develop new models of engagement with communities and businesses
• Develop new audiences for contemporary art
• Provide strategic outcomes for non-arts partners

C3West Curator Anne Loxley – c3west [at]

Blacktown Native Institution Artist Camps

Nov 2014 – Jun 2015

Over three camps on the site of the historic Blacktown Native Institution, Aboriginal artists, community members and leaders across a number of fields, will...

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Heather & Ivan Morison: Sleepers Awake

17 – 26 May 2014

For nine nights this luminous sculpture rose over Bungarribee. Accompanied by a community performance festival, Sleepers Awake signalled the transform...

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Michel Tuffery: Transforma

22 Feb – 12 Apr 2014

Transforma was a seven week residency by New Zealand-based artist Michel Tuffery. Located in Airds in South Western Sydney, Transforma ai...

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Lara Thoms: Ultimate Vision - Monuments to Us

Oct 2012 – Apr 2013

Ultimate Vision embodied the vocabulary of retail marketing, within the shopping centre, as a means of offering an alternative perspective – one wi...

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Garry Trinh: Within Walking Distance

29 Oct 2012 – 10 Jan 2013

Garry Trinh spent two months walking the 27-kilometre expanse of the Western Sydney Parklands, photographing the sights along the way. From these imag...

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Campement Urbain: The Future of Penrith/ Penrith of the Future

Oct 2011

After a 12-month period of community consultation and collaboration, the internationally renowned art collective Campement Urbain unveiled its vision for a Penrith of the fu...

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Angelica Mesiti: The Begin-Again

1 – 2 Apr 2011

Mesiti’s night time art walk included four site-specific video installations and a live performance that transformed the stories of Hurstville, its residen...

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Jeanne van Heeswijk: Talking Trash – personal relationships with waste

Apr 2010

Dutch artist van Heeswijk’s project, made in collaboration with artist Paul Sixta and the communities of Goulburn and Liverpool, looked at the different ways people tr...

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Sylvie Blocher: What is Missing?

Feb – Apr 2010

What is Missing? focused on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the Penrith community by interviewing volunteers from the area, exploring a range of th...

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Ash Keating: Activate 2750

10 Feb – 7 Mar 2009

Activate 2750 set out to raise awareness about our relationship to the production and consumption of waste. Keating reused dumped waste at SITA’s D...

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Craig Walsh: Heads Up

4 Sep – 19 Oct 2008

Heads Up explored the communal value of rugby league through a series of photographic portraits. The project was the result of a residency and coll...

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Campement Urbain: The Future of Panthers/ Panthers of the Future

Jul 2008

This project aimed to position the Panthers not only as a sports club, but as a place where people can dream and aspire to better living conditions, create bonds, and perfor...

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Hossein and Angela Valamanesh: Pat's Garden

Oct 2007

As the first C3West project, Pat’s Garden saw artists Hossein and Angela Valamanesh develop a lyrical and touching project that remembered the lives of a group of p...

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