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).
Our colleagues across the ditch at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki invited local artists of Pacific heritage to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of their current exhibition ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate’. The result is ‘Pacific Bodies’.
Local musician Kealoana is a regular at the Western Sydney Jam Session with her trio, The Top Deck Band, and was recently awarded a 2017 Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund grant.
NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is a time of remembrance and celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that has its origins in early Aboriginal activism.
In 2016, Raymond Hand-Simms took to the stage at Blacktown’s annual NAIDOC week celebrations and won the young talent contest. This year, he returns as part of the official performance line-up.