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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.
Printed Matter: Now and Then
24 August | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a lively discussion on the importance of graphic art posters made by artists and community. Drawing inspiration from the Garage Graphix print workshop, which ran in Mt Druitt in the eighties and nineties, Blacktown Arts is currently running an artist-led screenprint workshop for community.
The panel will feature artist, Wendy Murray, who is running The Poster Centre at Blacktown Arts, Lin Mountstephen, Co-ordinator/Creative Director of Garage Graphix from 1981-1996, Marla Guppy, Garage Graphix Artist in Community 1980s, and Alice Hinton-Bateup, Project Artist, Garage Graphix Aboriginal Art Program 1980s. The panel will be chaired by Dr Lee-Anne Hall, Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies at University of Sydney.
‘Australia Day Invasion Day’, Wendy Dunn, with assistance from Alice Hinton-Bateup, for Garage Graphix, screenprint on paper, Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia, 1987