We work on the lands, skies and waters of the Burramadagal of the Dharug and we pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. Their ceremonies, stories, traditions and spirit live and remain. We honour their custodianship, seen and unseen. First Nations first, diversity and equity are our guiding principles.

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Welcome to Arts & Cultural Exchange

Arts and Cultural Exchange (ACE) is a cultural organisation working on Dharug Country in Western Sydney. First Nations first, diversity and equity are our guiding principles. We have five program pillars: First Nations, Youth Engagement, Multicultural Women, Neurodivergent Artists and Aged Care, and Screen. We have a longstanding reputation for three things: we are committed to social justice, we use creativity to reverse disadvantage and we produce groundbreaking interdisciplinary, intergenerational collaborative projects co-devised with the communities with whom we work.


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Treasure Islands Episode 6: Kiribati

Treasure Islands is a video series and Collection research project produced by Arts & Cultural Exchange in collaboration with the Powerhouse and on-island and Australian-born Samoans, Fijians, Cook Islanders, Tongans, Papua New Guineans and I-Kiribati. In six island-specific episodes featuring conversations and performances facilitated by Samoan producer Lalau Leo Tanoi, knowledgeable guests discuss chosen cultural belongings including drums, baskets, tivaevae, pottery, symbolic gifts, dancing skirts and other attire from the Powerhouse Pasifika collection. Treasure Islands was produced and directed by Victoria Harbutt, ACE Producer, Special Projects and filmed by Samoan photographer Greg Semu at Powerhouse Castle Hill.

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