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.

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Blacktown Arts is an award-winning leader in the development and presentation of contemporary arts in Australia

We hold Dharug and First Nations Elders, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to exploring innovative, culturally-diverse work that reflects Blacktown and western Sydney.
We support artistic innovation and provide curated creative experiences across First Nations programs, visuals arts, performance, festivals and events, residencies and more.

We manage Blacktown City’s art collections, present dynamic public art across the region, and lead cultural strategy for Blacktown City.


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