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.

Blacktown Arts Residency Program announcement

A huge congratulations to the 8 artists who have been chosen for residencies with Blacktown Arts in 2020! Our artists-in-residence will explore their artistic practice, experiment with new forms and produce a range of new work in and around Blacktown.

The Blacktown Arts Residency Program offers both space and/or funding, including residencies at our Main Street Studios, where artists can create work, meet other artists and receive feedback and mentorship from the Blacktown Arts team.

Our 2020 artists-in-residence are:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Residency

James Eastwood

Local artist James will work on his project Then and Now Blacktown Native Institute (Stolen Generation – GENERATIONS).
The artist will develop a series of artworks based on stories from the community and the history of the Blacktown Native Institute.

Blacktown Arts Main Street Studios Residencies

Casey Sessions
Casey will create a series of new paintings and form connections within the local art community.

Imran Khaliqi
Imran will write and produce a feature film script set in Western Sydney in collaboration with a number of artists.

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid
Kelcie will develop new ideas for her art practice. She will research and produce new weavings.

Kristone Capistrano
Kristone will build upon recent residencies and produce new work for upcoming projects and commissions to be exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Manila and New York.

Luke Ciregna and Seth Ciregna
Luke and his son Seth will develop their art practice together.

Narjis Mirza
Narjis will produce a series of interactive light installations as part of her practice-led PhD research at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.Image credit
Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, free machine embroidery on calico, 2019

I’m an Artist

I’m an Artist

Blacktown Arts supports artists through annual opportunities across prizes, exhibitions, funding opportunities, and studio spaces for local creatives.

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

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

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