7 JANUARY–14 MARCH Campbelltown Arts Centre
Space YZ
Space YZ
7 JANUARY–14 MARCH Campbelltown Arts Centre
Space YZ

In times of alarmingly diminishing art school options in the tertiary and higher education systems, Space YZ, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, draws inspiration from the visual arts legacy of Western Sydney University (formerly known as University of Western Sydney). 

From the first graduating class in 1986 to the final cohort as the curtain closed in 2009, the art school was a pioneering hub for experimentation and risk-taking across a broad variety of media. 

Staged 12 years since the closure of the art school, Space YZ presents significant early works created by 88 Visual Arts and Electronic Arts alumni during their undergraduate studies or within two years of graduation.

Space YZ references the university gallery established on campus in 1992. A transitional space, the gallery was literally an oversized corridor connecting the Z Block art studios to the rest of the university on the Kingswood side of the Penrith campus. Less a destination than an idling walkway, Space YZ speaks to the metaphors of transition and connection that abound at art school; where ideologies are challenged and unique artistic identities forged.

In partnership with Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Arts Centre has launched a website to accompany Space YZ. Featuring commissioned texts and reflections from artists and key people involved at the school as well as extensive archival material, the website will continue to grow in the lead up to and over the course of the exhibition. Visit the Space YZ website as it changes throughout the exhibition season.

Performance Times

Mon–Sun from 10am to 4pm

Ticketing and Pricing
Free Event

Visual Content
100% visual content. This exhibition contains no music or dialogue.  

Important Info

Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.

Cast and Credits

Photo Credits
Luis Martinez,  Sheriffs deputies have found a reported dozen coffins robbed, 2004
Tim Hilton, Flash (video still), 1993.
Greg Ferris,  I ain’t so bad (video still), 1986.

Jemima Aitchison
Kay Andonopoulos
Brook Andrew
Liam Benson
Drew Bickford
Diego Bonetto
Anna Boros
Darryl Brown
Kat Brown
Kate Brown
Samuel Bruce
Ana Carter
T.R. Carter
Josie Cavallaro
Claire Conroy
Karen Coull
Emma Crimmings
Jennifer Cuthbert
Dagmur Cyrulla
Sandra Daley
Fiona Davies
Ben Denham
Mary Donnelly
Ryan Dunshea
Joe Ernsten
Greg Ferris
Peter Fitzpatrick
Sam Formosa
Stephen Fox
Andrew Gadow
Paul Greedy
Daniel Green
Vicki Hersey
Tim Hilton
Di Holdsworth
Elin Howe
Robin Hungerford
Nancy Hunt
Jon Hunter
Lucas Ihlein
Harley Ives
Rosemary Jackson
Anne Kay
Daniel Kojta
Jennifer Leahy
Erna Lilje
Michael Lindeman
Ivan Lisyak
Stephen Little
Gary Makin
Luis Martinez
Susan McInerney
Geraldine Mills
Emily Morandini
Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Peter Newman
Audrey Newton
Kusum Normoyle
Vaughan O’Connor
Catherine O’Donnell
Naomi Oliver
Miguel Olmo
Raquel Ormella
Brendan Penzer
Tamarah Quelch Niccol
Melissa Ramos
Emma Rooney
Tony Schwensen
Michelle Seamons
Ebony Secombe
John South
Ben Tankard
Sherna Teperson
Kim Thomson
George Tillianakis
Telly Tuita
Suzann Victor
Savanhdary Vongpoothorn
Angela Vozzo
Jon Wah
Regina Walter
Vincent Watson
Alex White
Paul White
Davida Wiley
Justene Williams
Jonathan Wilson
Anastasia Zaravinos

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