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.

Solid Ground

Solid Ground is an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts, providing mentorship, education, training and employment pathways for First Nations young people from Redfern to western Sydney.

Solid Ground is an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts, providing mentorship, education, training and employment pathways for First Nations young people from Redfern to western Sydney.

Established in 2015, Solid Ground connects First Nations young people with the arts and cultural industries through 3 key programs; Artists-in-Residence at select secondary schools, a tertiary skills program in partnership with arts and cultural institutions, and paid internship opportunities across the arts and cultural sector.

Set within 4 public secondary schools and in partnership with leading First Nations artists, the Artist-in-Residence program enables students to connect with culture, and take part in projects across music, dance, performance, storytelling and visual arts.

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Solid Ground is an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts, with support from the Australian Government, The Packer Family Foundation and the Tony Foundation. 

Image Credits:

The Gallery by Solid Ground 2022 by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia

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