Our colleagues across the ditch at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki invited local artists of Pacific heritage to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of their current exhibition ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate’. The result is ‘Pacific Bodies’.
Local musician Kealoana is a regular at the Western Sydney Jam Session with her trio, The Top Deck Band, and was recently awarded a 2017 Blacktown City Council Creative Arts Fund grant.
NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is a time of remembrance and celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that has its origins in early Aboriginal activism.
In 2016, Raymond Hand-Simms took to the stage at Blacktown’s annual NAIDOC week celebrations and won the young talent contest. This year, he returns as part of the official performance line-up.
20 local artists and community organisations can create new artwork, make original music and develop their creative skills with funding assistance through the Blacktown City Council 2017 Creative Arts Fund.
Produced by Urban Theatre Projects, The Folding Wife looks at an intergenerational struggle between three Filipina women – a grandmother, mother and daughter. Written by Paschal Daantos Berry and directed by Deborah Pollard.