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.

Blacktown City Art Prize

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

For nearly 30 years, the Blacktown City Art Prize has showcased the creativity of the region and provided emerging and established visual artists the opportunity to exhibit their work.

Finalists in the Blacktown City Art Prize go into the running to win 1 of 5 awards and the opportunity to have their work acquired for the Blacktown City Art Collection.

Prizes:

  • Main Prize
  • First Nations Artist Prize
  • Local Artist Prize
  • Early-Career Artist Prize
  • People’s Choice Prize.

Emerging and established artists living in Australia are invited to enter work across a diverse range of mediums including painting, drawing, photo media, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Finalists’ work is exhibited at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre and is on sale to the public.


Image Credits:

2024 Blacktown City Art Prize Opening by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia
2024 Blacktown City Art Prize Opening by Jennifer Leahy, Silversalt Photography

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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.

Learn MoreBlacktown City Art Prize

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