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AutumnImage: HOSSEI at Verge Gallery by Garry Trinh

Autumn 2024

Cosy up with Autumn 2024!

As the trees lose their leaves and the weather cools, we highlight the long history of activism, cultural practice and generations of hands-on making in western Sydney.

Travel through immersive spaces, witness captivating storytelling, and participate in unique, creative activities.

Elders in Residence


Image: Uncle Wes Marne by Eliya Cohen, Mosca Media Australia 

Elders in Residence

Want to connect with First Nations culture?

By acknowledging our place on Darug land, Elders in Residence offers members of the public the opportunity to connect with First Nations culture and knowledge.

Every Friday until 13 December 

Opportunities

Creative Arts Fund
Image: Straight from the Post: Gursha by Fufu & Tib, courtesy of Fufu & Tibs

2024 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund

The 2024 Blacktown City Creative Arts Fund offers funding opportunities for creative growth and professional artistic development for local artists, groups and organisations.

Applications are closed now

Performance


Image: PIONEERS by Eisha Yawarish

PIONEERS

Watch the origin story of Australia’s bravest dance crew in a dance-theatre work, PIONEERS.

Produced by PYT Fairfield, PIONEERS brings young queer and culturally diverse western Sydney artists together to explore dance, activism, and identity.

This event has now ended.

Exhibitions


Image: Guwing Burragula Nggurrawa (Sunset on Country) by Jayne Christian from the 2023
Blacktown City Art Prize, photography by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia

Djiriyay and Révolution with Jayne Christian

Djiriyay and Révolution is Baramadagal woman Jayne Christian’s first solo exhibition.

Featuring woven pieces and photography, this exhibition examines the art of protest and how cultural practices such as weaving have always been an act of resistance.

16 April to 29 June 

Collective Action
Image: AFR Photo by Louie Douvis, courtesy of Fairfax Media 

Collective Action

Collective Action draws upon the rich history of protest and activism in western Sydney through a collection of selected photographs from the Fairfax Media archives.

These photographs document the 2006 protests of the Howard government’s industrial relations reforms.

16 April to 29 June 

The Lullaby Project working title
Image: Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light 2021 by Narjis Mirza, courtesy of the artist

The Lullaby Project (working title)

The Lullaby Project (working title) is an immersive audio-visual installation created by Narjis Mirza, in collaboration with vocalist Maissa Alameddine.

The installation brings together layered vocals, translucent fabrics, light projections, moving images and calligraphy.

21 May to 29 June 

BCAP
Image: The Great Barrier Reef, 2022 by Lauren Johnson. Photography by silversalt Photography

2024 Blacktown City Art Prize Exhibition

The Blacktown City Art Prize exhibition is back for 2024!

For the first time Blacktown City and the wider western Sydney community is embedded from the outset with special consideration given to artworks that celebrated, expressed and reflected upon the diverse history, environment and First Nations stories of the area.

Open until 5 April 

Making


Image: Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood at Hive Festival by Garry Trinh

School Holidays at the Makers Space
with Tarni Eastwood

Spend your school holidays in the Makers Space!

Connect deeply with Tarni Eastwood’s Makers Space through artist-led, hands-on workshops.

15 April to 26 April


Image: UTS Art by HOSSEI, photography by Jacquie Manning 

Makers Space with HOSSEI

Discover the vibrant and colourful world of HOSSEI in our Autumn Makers Space!

Involving costuming, soft sculpture and sound, HOSSEI invites you to make yourself at home in a newly-commissioned outer space world.

21 May to 24 August 

Presented by Blacktown Arts and supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.