'Real coup': Casula Powerhouse joins Google's global gallery

Alan Oldfield, Portrait of Wendy Paramor 1971. Courtesy of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre and the Estate of the late Alan Oldfield.

Alan Oldfield, Portrait of Wendy Paramor 1971. Courtesy of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre and the Estate of the late Alan Oldfield.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) Director Craig Donarski said the venues inclusion in the Google Arts and Culture program would present the gallery's collection to a worldwide audience.

The partnership will allow CPAC to feature local artists, new acquisitions and other selected works from the Liverpool Council collection to a global audience through the Google Arts and Culture online portal and app.

"This is a real coup for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and a testament to the depth and breadth of our artistic community's achievements," Mr Donarski said.

"And not just our contemporary creators - the collaboration with the Google Arts and Culture program will allow art audiences to appreciate extraordinary works from our collection going back decades, from wherever they happen to be in the world."

CPAC is the first western Sydney gallery to be selected for the initiative and joins the likes of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and London's National Gallery on the tech giant's digital platform.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said the accolade is "real testament" to the esteem in which the venue is held for its powerful championing of wonderful artists.

"I'm incredibly proud of what the centre has achieved since it opened to the public in 1994, with world-class exhibitions, festivals and a fantastic in-house restaurant, Bellbird Dining and Bar, just some of its many great offerings and achievements," she said.

It is expected CPAC's collection will go live on the Google Arts and Culture platform later this year.