Cali Prince and Wendy McDougall are the recipients of a 2017 Space Residency. Engaged in a range of creative practices, collaboration is at the heart of their upcoming project, “Western Sydney 4th Space Residency (WS4S-R)”.
In 2016, Blacktown Arts Centre presented the first iteration of this exhibition series, which examined how the collaborative practices and styles of hip-hop culture influenced the work of contemporary artists Khaled Sabsabi and Minky Rawat.
Leanne Tobin is the recipient of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Creative Residency in 2017. While in residence, Leanne will be working on a new project called ‘Nurragingy the Man’.
Watch graffiti artist Chez transform the metal seat in front of Blacktown Arts Centre as part of our current exhibition ‘It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop (Part II)’.
Our pop-up barbershop has closed, and we have said farewell to Charles and The Original 5, but you can find him working from his actual garage barbershop, or read our interview with Charles and Kiko on barbershop culture and lifestyle.
Western Sydney’s strong influence on the development of Australian hip-hop is showcased in our latest exhibition ‘It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop (Part II)’ (22 June to 12 August 2017).