Wheelchair Access: Yes
Carpark: Free Carpark
Conference Facilities: Yes
Other Services: Studio spaces include Performance, Ceramics and Art Workshop spaces. Artist-in-residence program. Changing Art workshops program for children and adults. Regular seminars related to exhibitions. Free guided tours
Detail of Nicole Ellis, 'Rollcall' & Robyn Backen, 'Christ Knows', photo by Jennifer Leahy, 1994
Viet Food Village, photo by Michael D’Agostino, 2003
Casula Powerhouse is a multi-disciplinary arts centre that has 9 galleries (with changing exhibitions produced and presented by Casula Powerhouse), a 326-seat theatre, artist studios, Clayhouse Ceramics Studio, live-in facilities for artists, internal and external public artworks, collection storage facility, Liverpool Art Society Studio, retail areas and green open spaces: Weaving Garden, Alice Klaphake Amphitheatre, 20 hectares of parklands.
The dream of an arts centre in Liverpool began in 1976 when the Liverpool City Council purchased the decommissioned 1950s power station along the Georges River. It was voted for through community consultation in 1983 and subsequently transformed into an arts centre through Stages 1 and 2 of Capital Development. It opened in October 1994 as a multi-arts facility. A reputation for excellence in the visual arts was soon established, resulting in national and international touring of Casula Powerhouse projects.
Stage 3 of Capital development, occurring from 2005 to 2007, sees the Casula Powerhouse further transformed to deliver a 328 seat theatre, 9 galleries and 20 hectares of open space for public use, thereby giving South West Sydney residents access to high quality arts and cultural events in their backyard.
The purpose of the Casula Powerhouse collection (currently over 30,000 objects) is to collect artwork by
local, national and international artists that examines, reflects and promotes the diverse cultures of Liverpool
and that are responsive to the contemporary nature of the City of Liverpool.
The collection contains key artworks by artists such as Wendy Paramor, Guan Wei, Cherine Fahd, Ella Dreyfus, Christopher Dean, Jim Rolon, Raquel Ormella, Andrew Ford, Brook Andrew, Regina Walter, Gordon Hookey, Margot Lewers, Dongwang Fan, Yu Youhan, Faisal Al- Saadi, Khaled Sabsabi, Judy Watson, Robyn Backen and Gina Sinozich.
Located on Dharawal country, the banks of the Georges River within the City of Liverpool, Casula Powerhouse is uniquely placed near major motorways (M5 & M7). Casula has a dedicated railway station link from Macarthur to the Central CBD of Sydney.
Casula Powerhouse is strategically placed in the centre of the South West Sydney region. Its service area includes the local government areas of Wollondilly, Bankstown, Fairfield, Camden, Liverpool and Campbelltown.