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.

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Are you a budding costume designer looking to learn from experts in the field?
Costume Design workshops facilitated by the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) are coming to Blacktown.

The day will begin gathering inspiration from Makers Space with HOSSEI. You’ll head to Alpha Park Community Centre for an all-day, hands-on workshop.

Grades 9 to 12
Participants will embark on a mission to design and create a theatrical costume.
Learn contemporary design techniques and amazing ways of creating costume using recycled clothing and non-traditional materials.
Saturday 13 July
10.30 am to 4 pm

Ages 18+
Discover the fundamental skills of costume design in a practical making workshop.
Build a theatrical costume with recycled fabrics and non-traditional materials.
Saturday 20 July
10.30 am to 4 pm

Book here

All materials provided but participants are welcome to bring existing projects.


Founded in 1958 as Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, NIDA is both Australia’s preeminent performing arts educator, and one of the most globally respected brands in its field.

NIDA’s unparalleled practice-based learning, connections to industry and culture of innovation have produced some of the world’s most influential and in-demand storytellers across stage, screen and beyond.

NIDA offers an unmatched range and depth of industry-relevant training across performing arts disciplines including: acting, costume, cultural leadership, design, directing, make-up, musical theatre, props, scenic construction, stage management, technical theatre, and writing.

Presented by Blacktown Arts in partnership with National Institute of Dramatic Art and supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.


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Courtesy of National Institute of Dramatic Art

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