Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

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.

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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.

First Peoples

At the heart of Blacktown Arts is a deep connection to Country

At the heart of Blacktown Arts is a deep connection to Country

We work on the Lands of the Dharug People, home to Australia’s second largest urban Aboriginal population. We are guided by Dharug First Nations Elders and Traditional Owners. Exchange and collaboration with First Nations artists and communities underpins everything we do.

Get to know our First Nations programming through Elders in Residence and Solid Ground, and visit our What’s On page to join an upcoming event.

Solid Ground

Solid Ground

An initiative providing mentorship, education, training and employment pathways for First Nations young people.

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Elders in Residence

Elders in Residence

Elders in Residence is a dedicated space for the Blacktown community to connect with First Nations Elders through conversation, storytelling, cultural practice, art and more.

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Image Credits:

Garbara Dance Group at Hive Festival 2024 by Garry Trinh
Uncle Danny Eastwood, Jamie Eastwood and Tarni Eastwood, photographed by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia

I’m an Artist

I’m an Artist

Blacktown Arts supports artists through annual opportunities across prizes, exhibitions, funding opportunities, and studio spaces for local creatives.

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City’s annual acquisitive art prize open to artists across Australia, with a prize pool of over $20,000.

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