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by Beth Sorensen

Why do you need my details when I visit The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
Under NSW Government guidelines, Blacktown Arts must retain a record of names and contact details for all staff, volunteers and visitors for a period of at least 28 days. These records are stored confidentially and securely and used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections. This information would only be shared with NSW Health.

Can I come to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre if I am not well?
Please do not visit the Centre if you are feeling unwell. Visit the NSW Health website here for more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing.

Is hand sanitiser available?
Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at our front desk.

Why is there a restriction on visitor numbers?
Under NSW Government guidelines our venue capacity must not exceed one person per 4 square metres.

If I book a ticket, how long can I stay at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
Your ticket provides access for 1 hour. If you think you will spend more than 1 hour in the Centre, please book 2 consecutive tickets, or speak to our friendly front desk staff when you. Please note that other activities may be taking place in the Centre which will restrict our capacity.

When will the volunteer program resume?
We don’t have a date for the program to start again, but we will get in touch with our fantastic volunteers as soon as we can welcome them back into the Centre.

When will workshops and performances start again at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
The health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our top priority, so we will resume workshops and performances when it is safe to do so, in line with NSW Government guidelines on social distancing and venue capacity. Keep an eye on our enews and social media channels for updates.

In the meantime, take a look at some of our fantastic online workshops and performances including:

Weaving with Angela Paikea
Drawing with Kristone Capistrano
African drumming for kids with Yaw & Friends

Kolour Me Kweer: First Nations Kweens perform live
Dinner date with Mirko
Unspoken music series with Jonah Hammond, SPVRROW, No Intent, Mel Bailey, Rar X and Nes Afara, Sepora and MRVZ

What happens if I come to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre and it’s at capacity?
We kindly ask that you wait until other guests leave, or register to visit another time with our front desk staff. We recommend taking the time to explore some of the wonderful public art close to the centre:

Laneway street art by OPNSRC.CO
120 Main St, Blacktown

Travelling Colony by Brook Andrew
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre car park, Campbell St

The Village Green, with art by Jacinta Tobin, Nerine Martini, Tracie Bertram and Robyn Caughlan
Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

I have some more questions. Who can I contact?
Please give the Blacktown Arts team a call on 9839 6558.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates: @BlacktownArts

We may experience a high volume of calls during this time, so you can also have your query answered by contacting us via Facebook live messaging.

More information on COVID-19 is available from The Australian Government’s Department of Health health.gov.au and NSW Health health.nsw.gov.au.