Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) and its in-house dining destination, Bellbird Dining + Bar will soon welcome nocturnal lovers of art and fine food as they open the doors to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings.
With free entry, the new evening trading hours mean hungry culture seekers can enjoy a delicious dinner at Bellbird before admiring artworks in the gallery’s exhibition spaces.
“Casula Powerhouse will now be the first and only major gallery to be open every Friday and Saturday evening, making the gallery more accessible to the public and giving people the chance to enjoy this amazing space at night. You don’t have to eat at Bellbird when you visit, but if you do, I’m sure it will make your experience even more enjoyable,” said CPAC Director Craig Donarski.
The 66th Blake Prize Finalist Exhibition will be one of the first exhibitions for evening guests to enjoy. The Blake Prize engages local and international contemporary artists in conversations on the wider experience of spirituality, religion, and belief and features over 80 finalist works on display as a part of the 2021 exhibition.
The chefs at Bellbird Dining & Bar have drawn on their passion for showcasing locally-sourced, seasonal produce, much of it coming from their on-site garden, to develop a mouth-watering dinner menu. Presented as a two-course menu ($49pp) with the option of adding dessert ($10pp), each dish has been lovingly created by Cordon Bleu-trained Head Chef Federico Rekowski.
“It gives us an opportunity to get creative with our dishes, up the ante and do something new and unexpected. All while staying true to the Bellbird philosophy of using sustainable, high-quality produce in everything we do.” said Rekowski
As the dinner menu plans to change with the seasons, so too will the programming at CPAC with film screenings, concerts, comedy and art classes added to the night-time offering.
Bellbird Dining + Bar
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170, Australia
+61 2 8711 7077 | email@example.com