Diaspora-Making Machines is an exhibition that explores the systemic devices (the machines) that generate movement and the dispersal of communities (the diaspora). Nerine Martini discusses how migration and its aftermath is a central theme in her work.
Blacktown’s own community choir is a group of spirited seniors who love to sing – and do it beautifully. Longtime members Ken and Marjorie Freeman explain how a sense of fulfillment and friendship are important elements of the group’s success.
The Creative Arts Fund is an initiative of Blacktown City Council which provides grants of up to $3000 to encourage artistic endeavours in the region. 17 local artists and community organisations will receive funding assistance in 2016.
Have you submitted an application for our 2017 Creative Residency Program? Nazanin Marsharian discusses how her Main Street studio residency – and Blacktown’s thriving creative community – is influencing her return to art-making.
Does my artwork need to be framed? What is a D-ring? Do I need to provide a plinth for my sculpture? What is the maximum size my artwork can be? We’ve got the answers to all your questions about the Blacktown City Art Prize.
Now in its 21st year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is one of the most respected art prizes in Western Sydney, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards. Artists are invited to submit entries for drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.