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.

I am Blacktown

 Blacktown residents tell stories of this City, immortalising memories of now and then. 

Local ceramic artists Mike Moore and Jeff Lees from Highlands Pottery will work with residents to explore Blacktown history and create a personalised artwork from an old or new archival family image. 

 Through a thoughtful and enjoyable process, Mike and Jeff will help you print your image onto a tile and show you how to create a work of art from your image. 

 Each participant will be required to come back the following week to complete their piece. 

 Please bring in an image on your phone, a jpeg photo on a USB or a printed A4 hard copy and it can be scanned on the day.  

 During the workshop you will produce your own ceramic photograph on a 400mm x 250mm ceramic tile. 

 Please bring an apron and wear closed in shoes for the workshops. 

 The tiles will be exhibited in the workshop studio in March. 

 Workshops will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in February   

Bookings essential. Suitable for ages 16+
General admission: $30 
Concession and students $25 


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Thursdays: 6, 13, 20, 27 February 

Fridays: 7, 14, 21 (Seniors Week), 28 February 

Saturdays:  8, 15, 22, 29 February 

10.30 am – noon & 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm   

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

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Photography credit:

Mike and Jeff

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