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.

Make Art at Home | Portraits

Does a portrait have to look like a person?

We asked Susie from Handy With Scissors to create a series of fun video activities inspired by the Blacktown City Council art collection.

We’ll be releasing one video during each of the 2018 school holidays, so you can make your own art at home!

Get started with our autumn video, inspired by Linda Brescia’s portrait of Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Coordinator at Parramatta Artists Studios.

About this artwork 

Linda Brescia, Sophia, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

Sophia is a portrait based on studio photographs of the subject. The artist arranges paint skins from her palette over facial features and then repaints the composition. The artwork refers to the masks we wear and the personas we assume.

Recycled wrapping paper
Scraps of coloured/patterned paper
Safety scissors
GluestickVisit The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre to see more artworks from the Blacktown City Art Collection (until 26 May 2018).

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