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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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Close Encounters

25 June | 10:00 am - 9 July | 5:00 pm

After our time in isolation, we want to celebrate the reopening of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre by asking you to help select a new exhibition. 

Over the past few months, we’ve spent some time looking through the Blacktown City Art Collection of over 300 objects and have narrowed down a shortlist of 51 artworks that we would like the public to select for an exhibition.  

We’ll take the 25 most popular and exhibit them for a month in the Arts Centre’s main gallery. We’ll also interview artists and, restrictions permitting, offer tours of other Art Collection artworks in Council buildings. 

Check out the Collection selection and cast your vote. 

Voting will be open from 25 June – 9 July.

The selected artworks will be exhibited from July to August 2020.


25 June | 10:00 am
9 July | 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