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 Collection

Established in 1980, the Blacktown City Art Collection is a collection of artwork acquired by Blacktown City Council for the Blacktown community.

Established in 1980, the Blacktown City Art Collection is a collection of artwork acquired by Blacktown City Council for the Blacktown community.

Comprising over 400 artworks across a rich range of mediums, the Collection tells the stories of Blacktown City.

Blacktown Arts and Blacktown City Council is committed to building the Collection by acquiring works that reflect the diversity of creative and cultural practice in Blacktown and western Sydney.

The Collection continues to grow each year, through acquisitions from the annual Blacktown City Art Prize exhibition and through the Blacktown Arts artistic program and partnerships. Works are displayed throughout Council’s public buildings, libraries and offices, and are regularly on exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

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Image Credits:

The 2024 Blacktown City Art Prize by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia, the 2024 Blacktown City Art Prize Exhibition, By Jennifer Leahy, silverSalt Photography.

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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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