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The Gallery by Solid Ground

Nightly from 6 pm to 10 pm
Thursday 18 August to Sunday 18 September
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Village Green, Civic Plaza, Mackenzie Walkway and David Lane, Blacktown.

The Gallery by Solid Ground comes to Blacktown!

These playful lighting projections bring to life the work of First Nations local students and artists to create a walk-through experience in the heart of Blacktown, at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Village Green, Civic Plaza and all the way through to Mackenzie Walkway and David Lane.

Find your favourite, take a pic and share it #BlacktownArts

Created by Solid Ground Program participants from Evans High School Blacktown, Chifley College Dunheved Campus, Chifley College Bidwill Campus and Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation Young Mums and Bubs group. Each design reflects the unique work of local students, artists and communities.

Image: Liza Moscatelli

The Gallery is presented with Solid Ground, Carriageworks and Mandylights and was originally conceptualised and created in partnership with Crown Sydney, and commissioned by Destination NSW for Vivid Sydney 2022.

Solid Ground is an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts and provides education, training and employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in Redfern and western Sydney. The program includes three key strands: a First Nations Mentoring Program at select secondary schools, a Tertiary Skills Program and paid Internships.

Solid Ground is supported by The Australian Government, The Crown Resorts Foundation, The Packer Family Foundation and the Tony Foundation