“To Leo Kelly, the promotion and stature of the arts in Blacktown, and in Western Sydney generally, was so much more. It was a statement about the calibre and creativity of our people”
At the launch of the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize, and the official renaming ceremony of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, our colleague Peter Filmer OAM gave the keynote address.
The winners of the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize have been announced! Congratulations to all of the winners in this year’s Prize. The exhibition of finalists closes on Saturday, 27 January 2018.
On the eve of the opening of the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize, we take a look through our archives and reflect on the winning works in recent years. Who will win the $15,000 prize this year?
How should we create the future? As part of their fiesta at Blacktown Arts Centre in September 2017, Mahal Kita Future Bayan, Sipat Lawin Ensemble invited all our visitors to cast their votes in ‘Dotmocracy’.
Local Darug artist Jacinta Tobin recently collaborated with the indie band The Preatures on their latest single ‘Yanada’. Watch the artists’ interview with SBS Viceland’s Marc Fennell.