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.

Public Art

Public art is a dynamic expression of a city's culture, identity, and place.

Public art is a dynamic expression of a city's culture, identity, and place.

By bringing together the creative work of visual artists, craftspeople, designers, makers, and performance artists, it makes art accessible and visible from public spaces.

Blacktown City has an excellent record of public art development both temporary and permanent. We are proud of the support we offer artists in the development of public art in Blacktown Local Government Area.

Smart Bins

Smart Bins

Blacktown City Council in collaboration with Blacktown Arts has completed the ‘Smart Bins’ project by installing 18 new litter bins throughout the Blacktown LGA.

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Riverstone Public Art Mural

Riverstone Public Art Mural

Artists Jan Cleveringa and Rosalind Stanley were commissioned to create murals in Marketown Riverstone. The artists consulted with Darug artist Leanne Watson for input in the designs with Darug symbology.

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Domestic and family violence memorial garden art commission

Domestic and family violence memorial garden art commission

Blacktown City Council is a committed advocate for The White Ribbon movement and has developed strong relationships with local families of people who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. White Ribbon Day focuses on the actions men can take to end men’s violence against women.

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Blacktown City Art Walk

Blacktown City Art Walk

Made in Blacktown is a program of new temporary public art by diverse western Sydney talent, which invites you to walk through our City, celebrating place and the creative energy of local artists and the community.

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Image Credits:

Aunty Edna Watson, Dharug mudgin, photograph by Rosalind Stanley 2023, Julieanne Ross Allcorn, Hidden Natures Delight, photograph by Rosalind Stanley 2023

I’m an Artist

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.

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