Acknowledgement of Country


Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

2019 Blacktown City Art Prize | Finalists

114 artworks have been selected for the 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize!

The winners will be selected from this list of finalists, and announced at the official opening on Saturday, 30 November 2019.

Walter Auer
The Secret Manifesto 1

Walter Auer
The Secret Manifesto 2

Ray Monde
Dryandra Street

Kara Wood

Joy Ivill
‘After Basquiat’

Joshua Muir

Jolon Larter
Push-Button Warfare

Louis Pratt

Bree Cribbin
The Centre

Barbara Newton
Always there

Liz Cameron
Bulada Dreaming – Snake Creation

Judy Panucci
the scream

Freya Jobbins
Fingerpointing Series #3

Renee Henzell
Come Closer, Now Back Off

Nicole O’Loughlin
View of kunanyi / Mount Wellington from South Hobart Tip

Harry Rothel
Heaven Sent

Peter Kafer

Kelly-Anne Love
I don’t want your hope

Alexandra Colvin

Wataru Tamanaha
The Circle of Dream: Martin Luther King JR

Carmel Mackie
White Cockatoo

Carmel Mackie
Monstera Leaf

Jamie Eastwood
Blacktown Native Institution 1823-2018 Then and Now

Paul Handley
Redesigning Sovereignty #5 (Hong Kong)

Daniel Sherington
Artist As… (Obsequious)

Leonie Fisher

Clayton Micallef
Australian Figaro

Jasmine Mansbridge

Minka Gillian
Rogue Cell

Minka Gillian
Down by the Singing Sea

Tanika Meeks
Sunset Dreaming

Craig Handley
We are particularly fond of the outdoor space

Songshi Li
Chinese Garden in Blacktown

Jian Hua Qian
Big Eyes

Eddie Abd
A Hazelbrook Woman Dressed in Her Finery # 1 (With the help of the British Museum).

Hyun Hee Lee
Winter Letter

Max Berry
Church & olive tree

Laura Bright
What If I Could Be Myself

Morgan Veness
Birds of Extinction a Bird of Paradise

David El-Melky
Yearning for Youth

Gilbert Riedelbauch
Ambiguity black (on red base)

Nick Ferguson
Meeting by the river

Florek Stan

Deirdre Boeyen-Carmichael
Artefacts of the Anthropocene

Chee Yong
Life Is Short. Don’t Waste It Chasing Ghosts

Adrian Elmer

Yang Qiu
The wonderland shoe

Sima Alikhani
I can walk by myself

Em Deusien
The Ancient Ones

Basia Nowacki
Facing the Unknown

Billy Bain
Game Day

Tracey-Maree Smith
I will try not to breathe

Jody Graham
Craving – Australian Butcherbird

Tina Barahanos
Driving home from a friend’s place

Tina Barahanos
Driving along Tamboura Ave

Belinda Sims
It was a well (the phoenix of Seven Hills)

Martin Claydon
BnE and Doin’ BadnessAnnie Shin
Habitants Emerge

Jayanto Damanik Tan
Ritual Tortoise Cakes

Alma Studholme
Chasing Fibonacci No. 2

Laura Nolan

Mei Feng Wu

Paula do Prado

Rebecca Trajkovski

Paula do Prado

Brian Robinson
Ai Baud

Poppy Williams
‘Are you sure we are on the right track’

Peter Rush
Blacktown Mall

Tamara Pavlovic

The Bankstown Koori Elders Group
Ghost Gum Dreaming

Mandy Francis
Wildflowers and Crazy Cuttings

Linda Joyce
Road Trip 1960

Samuel Massey
Shoebox tied with a ribbon of red

Salvatore Gerardi
Shadow Lines

Sergio Hernandez Merchan
Untitled (oysters)

Alexander Smith
Warped Worlds #4

Amber Hearn
Tea Time Mountain’

Merran Esson
Shadow Play

Sara Sohrabian
I am in a relationship with the sun.

Eunjoo Jang
Conjuntion of old and new

Catherine Leung
Above It All

Hiromi Tango
Full Moon – Sakura’s Will

Ala Paredes
Domus Divinus (Divine Home)

Vanessa White
Ettore’s Yellowface

Hilary Sims
Allowah Day

Ryan William Daffurn

Daniela Cristallo
Desert Rose Rain

Travis De Vries
She wasn’t kicked out, she left

Blak Douglas
We know we cannot live in the blast, but the blast lives in us

Jane Aliendi
Still Life with Cat (after Bonnard)

Linda Brescia
Common ground

Yvette Tziallas
Petri Dish 3

James Lai
Toward Lake Lyell

Catherine Lees
Amoeba III

Samia Khan
The Need to Matter

Fozia Zahid
The show must go on …

Annarie Hildebrand
Banksia Whispers

Rew Hanks
Josephine’s Ark

Damian Dillon and James Birch
Captain Thunderbolts Lament

Emily Portmann
Australia has a Black History: The Battle of Bathurst

Kristone Capistrano

Emma Noakes
Waratah Rain

Karen Andrews

Alan Schacher
You Don’t Know Me From a Bar of Soap

Yvonne Boag
Pulling Time

Jane Coquillon
Over it

Julie Sol Lee
Pillow Talk

Kenneth Lambert
Relic in Black Particles

Andrew May
The Madness (Musician)

Erik Shahmoradian

Olivia Godbee

Kirtika Kain
Stone Idols

Sam Doctor
The will to contain what cannot be contained

Sarah Eddowes
StaticArtwork Delivery for Selected Works
Dates | Friday 15 November 2019 or Saturday 16 November 2019
Time | 10 am – 5 pm
Location | The Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre at 78 Flushcombe Rd Blacktown

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