Utopia: Painting for Peace and Cultural Wellbeing exhibit is opening March 8th at Bankstown Arts Centre.

 

Utopia: Painting for Peace and Cultural Wellbeing explores ideas around peace and wellbeing through the eyes of young people. Artist Emmanuel Asante, alongside students from Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Girls High Schools, are presenting a series of artworks on peace and wellbeing at an exhibit at Bankstown Arts Centre.

 

In late 2023, students from Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Girls high schools were supported to create their own artwork on peace and wellbeing in a series of co-designed workshops led by artist Emmauel Asante and supported by CuriousWorks and Western Sydney University. As a young Australian Ghanaian artist, Emmanuel wants to challenge the emergence of a divisive political and social rhetoric that pervades much of our lives through social media. Instead, he wants to inspire future leaders to reimagine a more peaceful future through the medium of art making.

During these workshops, young people were guided in conversations around creative practice, how art influences our cultural well-being, and how all of these relate to issues of global wellbeing. Emmanuel’s own works on the theme of peace and wellbeing will be exhibited alongside the young peoples’ artworks.

 

Emmanuel’s own works on the themes of peace and wellbeing, will be exhibited at  Bankstown Arts Centre from Friday 8 March to Saturday 27 AprilJoin us for the opening of the exhibition and hear about the works from Emmanuel and the students. Attendance is free and refreshments are provided.

This project was led by Emmanuel Asante who worked with students from Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Girls High Schools. It was funded by Western Sydney University and produced by CuriousWorks. The Utopia: Painting for Peace and Cultural Wellbeing exhibition is presented by Bankstown Arts Centre.