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Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offers exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. Blacktown Arts is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. We place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities at the heart of our program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance.

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is an innovative multi-arts hub located in the heart of Blacktown, a short walk from the railway station.


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Blacktown Shorts Screening at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

20/09/2019 | 10:00 am - 19/10/2019 | 5:00 pm


A large group of people sitting in front of a large screen with a film.

Blacktown Arts is thrilled to announce that the films from short film festival Blacktown Shorts will be screening at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Blacktown Shorts showcases the unique stories, places and people of our region through the lenses of 10 local filmmakers: Herbert Leota, Wayne Tunks, Lily Cheng, Sabina Giado, Thuy Nguyen, Gerard Cabellon, Ian Esky, Colin Kinchela, Liam Campbell and Vonne Patiag. These films tell insightful stories about the west, in the west. A snapshot of the fashion industry in Blacktown, family dynamics and jealously, Chinese fox spirits, and an intimate love letter to the Sri Lankan Muslim diaspora.

‘We Ioved seeing stories from local filmmakers’ – Audience feedback.

‘There’s something magical about seeing your hometown on screen.’  – Blacktown Shorts Curator Vonne Patiag.

Blacktown Arts will be screening the selection of short films on rotation daily at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Drop in anytime to experience this compelling collection of short films by our local filmmakers
Visit us and make yourself at home in The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre watching stories from the exciting creatives in our region.

If you would like to hear more about the creative process or are curious about making short films please join us for an artist’s talk hosted by Blacktown Shorts Curator Vonne Patiag on Saturday 19 October 3.30 pm – 5 pm. Click here to book.


Image: Gerrie Mifsud

Films Rating: M 15 +


20/09/2019 | 10:00 am
19/10/2019 | 5:00 pm
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The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148 Australia
9839 6558


Blacktown Arts
9839 6558