Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

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.

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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.

Cuts, Fades & Shades with Charles Lomu

Cuts, Fades & Shades with Charles Lomu

May 8, 2017

Visitors to Blacktown Arts Centre can make an appointment for a free cut, fade or shave by Charles Lomu and the ‘Original 5’ Tuesday-Saturday during the Garage Barbershop exhibition.

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Artist-in-residence | Lorraine Simiana

Artist-in-residence | Lorraine Simiana

May 5, 2017

During the first week of her studio residency with Blacktown Arts Centre, we met Lorraine Simiana and got an insight into her practice: processes, restrictions and motivations.

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Musicians | The Western Sydney Jam Session

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The Western Sydney Jam Session brings together some of the biggest talents from across Western Sydney. Meet some of the multi-talented musicians we've discovered on the journey so far ...

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Exhibition | Garage Barbershop

Exhibition | Garage Barbershop

April 27, 2017

Local, self-taught barber Charles Lomu throws open his garage door for a multi-faceted project that explores notions of how men build community and identity in the sacred space of the neighbourhood barbershop.

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Opportunities | Solid Ground

Opportunities | Solid Ground

April 20, 2017

Two fantastic opportunities are available through our Solid Ground project: a paid internship at Klub Koori and free arts workshop at the National Arts School for Year 10 students.

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Announcement | 2017 Creative Residency Program

Announcement | 2017 Creative Residency Program

April 11, 2017

A selection of local, national and international artists from different art forms will be hosted at Blacktown Arts Centre and the Main Street art studios throughout the year as part of the Creative Residency Program.

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Exhibition | Flux

Exhibition | Flux

March 23, 2017

Mehwish Iqbal’s first solo show at .M Contemporary includes the powerful work “Force Field of Complex Journeys”, commissioned as part of the "Diaspora-Making Machines" exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre in 2016.

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Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015

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February 28, 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre transforms its gallery space into a cinema to showcase the work of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists Tracey Moffatt, and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg .

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Glenn Lumanta releases his debut EP

Glenn Lumanta releases his debut EP

February 27, 2017

This talented local musician - a regular at The Western Sydney Jam Session at Blacktown Arts Centre - has just released his debut album. Check it out on SoundCloud.

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Congratulations | Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong

Congratulations | Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong

February 20, 2017

Congratulations to Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong, winners of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017 for their interactive installation, Listening Device VII: Felt Histories.

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Applications open for the 2017 Creative Arts Fund

Applications open for the 2017 Creative Arts Fund

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Would you like to explore creative collaborations, experiment with new art forms or pursue professional development opportunities? Achieve your artistic goals with funding assistance through the Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund.

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

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