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.

Blacktown City Art Prize finalists announced

One hundred and thirteen artworks from across Australia have been chosen as finalists in this year’s Blacktown City Art Prize. The works will be competing for a total prize pool of $20,000, and will be part of the exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from 28 November 2020 to 28 January 2021.

Of the finalists, 25% are artworks by Blacktown City residents, and will be eligible for the Local Artist Prize. Ten per cent are by Aboriginal artists, and will be eligible for the Aboriginal Artist Prize.

The works were judged by a panel comprising Kyra Kum-Sing (Artist and Curator, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative), Pedro de Almeida (Senior Curator, C3West at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Cath Barcan (Artist and Head Teacher of Visual Arts, Nepean Arts & Design Centre, TAFE NSW-Kingswood).

A record number of 893 entries were received this year – a 69% increase on the number of entries received in 2019. Entries were received from 660 artists across Australia, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

Please see the full list of 2020 Blacktown City Art Prize finalists below.

Marian Abboud
Juice

 

Erandi Amarasinghe
Commuters No.2

 

Lauren Ami
Rego

 

Felicia Aroney
Everything Green

 

Vanessa Ashcroft
Road trip to Blayney

 

Walter Auer
Memory 1

 

Karima Baadilla
Blue Robe

 

Min Woo Bang
Uncertain Sky (Jindabyne)

 

Debra Beale
Series of 3 – LAYERS

 

Robert Bennetts
Suburban Musing

 

Liam Benson
Deliquescent Jack

 

Karen Bloomfield
Desire VS Reality

 

Joe Blundell
Sunset through Bracken

 

Linda Brescia
Peggy

 

Alexandra Byrne
Other Stories

 

Kristone Capistrano
Portrait of a Man

 

Russell Carey
Dodge

 

Isabella Carturan
Poppies

 

Darren Charlwood
Mismanagement

 

Graham Cheney
Auntie Rita Wright

 

Gabrielle Courtenay
The Guardian

 

Carolyn Craig
Mining the Sublime: The Fold

 

Rob Davis
Am I Not A Man & A Brother

 

Travis De Vries
Journey to Water Totem

 

Tamara Dean
Fleeting

 

Niek Dingemans
Recalibration

 

Paula do Prado
Vuelo/Flight

 

Rosalie Duligal
After the Ball

 

Nicolle Duncan
Coolamon: Cradle of Life

 

Azarmidokht Elahi
Covid19 Plus Quarantine Equals to Toilet Paper

 

David El-Melky
Mayor of Blacktown City

 

Vanessa Encarnacao
Crocheted Camouflage 2

 

Dongwang Fan
Pandemic Body

 

Nick Ferguson
Three Swimmers (The Flicker)

 

Jason Fitzgerald
Concertinaed Technicolor

 

Stan Florek
Deputation

 

Cameron Forsyth
Cheeseburger with Extra Pixels

 

Hayley Megan French
The Pipeline Polaroids (Guildford 15)

 

Sarah Frost
Filter

 

Lisa Giles
Lockdown 1

 

Minka Gillian
Personal Icon Rainbow

 

Carmen Glynn-Braun
In the Eye of the Beholder

 

Dennis Golding
From Home to Home

 

Rachel Govett
Let me carry your burden

 

Naomi Grant
Twists and Turns

 

Alannah Grasso
Tortellini

 

Amala Groom
ADMINAUSTRALIA NSW

 

Amber Hammad
Decolonizing Cook

 

Orson Heidrich
Fold

 

Nick Heynsbergh
When I was in grade 6, the ‘cool’ guys would corner me and my best friend and throw us against the back of the portables, insisting that we were gay. I didn’t even know what ‘gay’ meant.

 

Annarie Hildebrand
Silver Dollars and Blushing Bride Composition

 

Jude Hungerford
Desert Monuments

 

Pleasance Ingle
Best in Show series, Blue Jacket

 

Jennifer Jackson
Histories Strara

 

Lauren Johnson
Awah

 

Locust Jones
Bethlehem Diary

 

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
Stingray Bay Mangrove Series – Into the LightBen Kenning
Displaced Persons II

 

Samia Khan
Belonging 2

 

Mada Krivoruchko
Badger

 

Ruth Le Cheminant
Covid19 series – A Study in Contemplation

 

Hyun Hee Lee
Nothingness

 

Lee Leibrandt
Oh hi 2020

 

Anne Leisner
Light Rail Roadworks

 

Catherine Leung
The Road in Between

 

Songshi Li
Landscape

 

Erin Litschauer
The Shed Floor

 

Gabriella Lo Presti
On the slope of the embankment, angels swirl their woolen dresses through pastures of steel and emerald

 

Margaret Lopez
2766 the New 90210 Gang

 

Carmel Mackie
Cheeky Gang Gang

 

Paul Maher
Morning steps through the trees – Boomerang Beach

 

Nic Mason
Straining the Lot

 

Asma D. Mather
From what the River knows (a contemplation)

 

Simon McGrath
For Lease

 

Dani McKenzie
Storm Rolling In

 

Paul McKnight
Stocks & Nougat

 

Tanika Meeks
Unprecedented

 

Heidi Melamed
Combine Panel Bubble Gum Blue Set

 

Ray Monde
We Emerged Blinking in the Daylight

 

Rodney Moss
Emerging from Isolation

 

Terry Murphy
Summer 2019

 

Barbara Newton
It’s That Kinda Day

 

Adam Norton
Red Star

 

Holly Oakley
Bear of Unity

 

Peter Op’t Land
Parramatta

 

Raven Pajarillaga
By Chance in the West

 

Jasmine Poole and Chris Sewell
I have something to tell you

 

Jian Hua Qian
Through


Nikita Redkar
Lucas

 

Peter Rush
Know Justice

 

Khaled Sabsabi
The Prophet

 

Julie Scifo
Penrith station through dirty window for the department of infrastructure, transport, regional development and communications

 

Roqayya Shehata
Self Portrait

 

An Sheng
Worry (Self-portrait in front of the webcam)

 

Marija Skroza
Salmon Still Life

 

Melissa Smith
Drawn to Listen Closely

 

Lauri Smith
Shadow Self

 

Sara Sohrabian
First Six Months of Love

 

Sara Sohrabian
“Heechestan” (Nothingness)

 

Rosalind Stanley
And so It Grows

 

Sally Stokes
Among the Milky Trunks

 

Abdullah Syed M. I.
Capital Couture: AMIS 5AU$ Outdoor Coat after Renouf Rig Diplomatic Uniform proposed by Alan Renouf, the former Australian Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs

 

Reza Taghipour
Melting

 

Anna Tebar
New Beginnings

 

Thomas Thorby-Lister
Untitled (Rolling Tide)

 

Yvette-Marie Tziallas
Lost in Abstract

 

Damien Van der Meer
L-FRESH The LION

 

Jay Wassell
Recycled memories

 

Zoe Watson
Lucid Gaze

 

Debbey Watson
Ruminations

 

Shaun Wilson
The Climate Refugees

 

Jason Wing
Captain James Crook

 

Leon Zhan
AirDrop

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