by beth sorensen



Dive into digital these Summer holidays!

Get hands on with Create at Home activities for kids, listen to home-grown tracks by Solid Ground including a brand new song by Alexandria Park Community School and Fringe Dwellers, watch a hand-picked selection of films from the 2023 Blacktown Arts screen program, and get behind the scenes with filmmakers from Blacktown Shorts Film Festival.

There is something to keep everyone entertained over the Summer Holidays.

Spinning Tracks by Solid Ground

Check out some of the hottest music to come out of Solid Ground!

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Create at Home

Create at Home with local children’s book illustrator Matt Moriarty and 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize finalists Marisa Mu and Skye Andrew.

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Blacktown Shorts Q&A

Get to know Blacktown Shorts Film Festival filmmakers Esky Escandor, Reg Azwar, Emie Roy, Sebastian Chan and Daisy Montalvo and discover their journey into the film industry.

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Drawing workshop with Kristone

Filipino-Australian artist, Kristone Capistrano, shows how to create expressive portraits with pencil and charcoal. 

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Weaving workshops with Angela 

Join Angela Paikea to weave with materials found around the home.

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Handy with Scissors

Create artworks inspired by artworks in the Blacktown City Art Collection with Handy with Scissors.

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Solid Ground

Let’s celebrate the incredible talent of First Nations youth with this series by Solid Ground.

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The Western in conversation with Magnify artists Rizcel Gagawan and Mark Mariano

The Western, a local podcast series that focuses on all things western Sydney, presents a series of conversations with Magnify artists Rizcel Gagawanan and Mark Mariano.

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Kolour Me Kweer

Drape yourself in red, black and yellow… Swim in blue, white and green… Paint the town pink… And Kolour Me Kweer!

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Connect – The Lockdown Series

Opnsrc.co and Blacktown Arts present connect, the lockdown series, in a time where distance and isolation is the norm and hopes of connection are abundant.

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Meet Yaw and Friends

Meet our friends – Yaw, Aba, Penny and Kaki. Do something different with the kids with some high energy drumming all the way from West Africa, Ghana.

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Music sessions with local artists presented online alongside Opnsrc and Meik.

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Virtual Tours

Eleni – Navigators of Polynesia virtual tour

Traditional painter, carver and designer Faraimo Paulo of Tokelau is on a mission to record his people’s history and culture.

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Terra inFirma: Sovereignty and Memory virtual tour

First Nations and culturally diverse artists share their stories of history, heritage and identity with a focus on the experiences of communities represented in Blacktown.

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Terra inFirma: Part 1 virtual tour

Presented during the 250th commemorative year of James Cook’s arrival in Botany Bay, Terra inFirma reveals knowledge about our region and wider cultural histories.

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Feature image: Still from People of the Past by Chifley College Dunheved and Uncle Wes Marne, Solid Ground