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Close Encounters

by beth sorensen
Thursday 23 July – Friday 21 August 2020
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

We are celebrating the re-opening of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre with Close Encounters, an exhibition of works chosen by you! There are more than 300 artworks in the Blacktown City Art Collection, and over the past month, we asked you to vote on some of your favourite pieces. The results are in, and we’re displaying your selection.

The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and mixed media work by artists including Simryn Gill, Annie Shin, Tony Albert, Jason Wing and Catherine O’Donnell.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday 23 July to Friday 21 August at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

Click here to watch the live streamed launch of Close Encounters

We’re staying open until 7 pm every Thursday in August to give you more time to see our exhibitions Close Encounters and View From Here.

View the selected artworks below.


Click here to register to see the exhibition

Close Encounters with the Blacktown City Art Collection | Simryn Gill

Exhibiting artists

Tony Albert
Sima Alikhani
Tina Barahanos
Anthony Berbari
Deirdre Boeyen-Carmichael
Negin Chahoud
Graham Cheney
Cathie Cox
Jane Giblin
Simryn Gill
Alice Hinton-Bateup
Kirtika Kain

Michael Kempson
Songshi Li
Carmel Mackie
Gerrie Mifsud
Catherine O’Donnell
Lynley Petch
Annie Shin
Belinda Sims
Rokeya Sultana
Leanne Tobin
Jason Wing
Fozia Zahid

Front page image: Tina Barahanos, ‘Abbott Road’, 2017, Acrylic on board, 10 x 15 cm