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

2019 Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize is our much loved art prize exhibition showcasing the work of finalists from across the country. Final works for the 2019 display include paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media. Click here to see the list of finalists.

Enjoy viewing the 112 diverse artworks on display and the Young Artists Prize exhibition featuring works by local children.

Please join us for this very special event which will include drinks and light refreshments. Councillor Tony Bleasdale, OAM, Mayor of Blacktown City, will present the prizes for the exhibition.

Join us for the opening of the 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize.    

Click here to RSVP for the launch on 30 November 2019.


Young Artists Prize

The Blacktown City Art Prize celebrates the creativity of local young people with an environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize.

The theme of the Blacktown City Young Artists Prize for 2019 is Repair & Restore, asking young artists to respond to:

Countries around the world have declared that climate change is a real emergency. As our climate becomes hotter, what positive things can we do to cool our homes, cities and natural environments?

This section is open to 5 – 15 year olds who live or go to school in Blacktown City.

Please join us for the launch of the Young Artists Prize exhibition featuring artworks by local children.

Click here to RSVP for the launch on 7 December 2019.



See the art, make the art.

We are offering a range of creative workshops and open studios for adults, young people, and kids in collaboration with the artists and makers from the 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize.

Drop into the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre to unleash and explore your creativity and immerse yourself in the new work of contemporary Australian artists!


The 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize exhibition will be open from 30 November 2019 – 25 January 2020.

2019 Blacktown City Art Prize Launch

Saturday 30 November

2 pm – 4 pm

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Click here to RSVP

Young Artists Prize Launch

Saturday 7 December

11 am – 12 pm

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Click here to RSVP

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown, 2148

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

(02) 9839 6558

Everyone is welcome and attendance is free.

Photo credit
Jennifer Leahy

I’m an Artist

I’m an Artist

Blacktown Arts supports artists through annual opportunities across prizes, exhibitions, funding opportunities, and studio spaces for local creatives.

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City’s annual acquisitive art prize open to artists across Australia, with a prize pool of over $20,000.

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