Making a Riot

Girls Light Up is a unique piece of theatre. It’s a rock opera, performed in a carpark, involving three amazing artists (POST) and a collection of community groups. It’s wild, raw and unforgettable. The performance is centred on the Bidwill riot of 1981, where two girls got into a bust up, most probably over a…

There’s No Place Like Oz

The film, The Wizard of Oz, this year celebrates its 75th birthday. It is a rare gem of a film that has survived the test of time and is as loved by young people today as it was 75 years ago. There have been parallels drawn between Funpark and The Wizard of Oz. Bidwill can…

Is the Force Strong in Bidwill?

Ever imagined seeing a Minister dressed as a Jedi Knight drawing a metaphor between the plot of Star Wars and the continued shutdown of a shopping centre in Western Sydney? Imagine no more because you can see it at FUNPARK. Minister John Dacey is presenting a walking tour entitled ‘The Occult and the Apocalypse of…

Bidwill set for Sexy Facelift

Ever wished Bidwill had a zoo? What about travelators instead of footpaths? Perhaps you’d rather a skate park, or a shopping centre that’s actually open? Well now is your chance to dream big and watch as Applespiel create the Bidwill of your dreams before your very eyes. Applespiel are bringing their Sexy New Urban Design…

Province at FUNPARK

Designers Province (Directors Anne Louise Dadek and Laura Pike) worked in collaboration with the women currently attending the Mt Druitt Community Corrections and Parole. The women had to do some community service/labour to support their parole conditions, these women used there time to work with Province creating the FUNPARK design. Here is a blog post…