by beth sorensen




Did you miss Latitudes at this year’s Sydney Festival? Now’s your chance to see it at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

Commissioned by Powerhouse Parramatta, Latitudes presents 3 short films featuring some of western Sydney’s most compelling artists.

31 October to 11 November


Playful Pets with
Matt Moriarty

Join illustrator and children’s book artist Matt Moriarty to draw cute cartoon cats and dogs in this simple video tutorial.

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Quirky Koalas with
Skye Andrew

Join 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize finalist Skye Andrew to make a quirky koala in this simple video tutorial.

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Funky Figures with
Marisa Mu

Join 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize finalist Marisa Mu to draw funky figures in this simple video tutorial.

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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