Emma Collison Publicity
Directors Grant Dowling and Pip Sprott worked together on Cockatoo Island a few years ago and were looking for an opportunity to collaborate on an event with broad appeal. We formed Art Futures as a registered not-for-profit organisation, to produce CoLABS.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been identified as a national priority to build the skills and capacity for the jobs of the future. STEM is experiencing rapid growth in Western Sydney, especially with the new Sydney Science Park due to open at Luddenham. By asking artists to create work with a scientific or technological twist, CoLABS picks up on this focus.
CoLABS is being produced as a foundation event for Western Sydney Parklands Trust, in its newly developed Bungarribee Park at Blacktown.