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.

Dive in deep this Autumn at Blacktown Arts.

This season we welcome audiences to participate in the art of creativity as we hero reflection and self-expression.

Leading with Elders in Residence, we welcome Uncle John Farrington to our weekly Friday morning gatherings alongside Uncle Wes, Uncle Greg and Uncle Danny. Grab a cuppa and have a yarn with Uncle John to learn stories about his journey to self-discovery.

See through the eyes of First Nations photographers Mervyn Bishop and Darren Bell in two exhibitions showcasing intimate photographs of family, friends, and significant moments in Australia’s history.

Become active players in Magnify with a series of immersive experiences in Blacktown City by western Sydney artists Emily Johnson, Mark Mariano, Rizcel Gagawanan, Vonne Patiag and more.

These School Holidays, speak out in an Introduction to Acting by NIDA and draw Funky Figures with 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize finalist Marisa Mu.

Making is back! Get crafty and show your support with Woman Life Freedom, learn Portraits with 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize finalist Kirthana Selvaraj, try Digital Drawing with Gomeroi artist Shannon Smith, and more.

Screen gets a special highlight this season, as we showcase films from Made in the West Film Festival and Woman Media Arts and Film Festival.

So what are you waiting for? Jump in!

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Acknowledging our place on Dharug Land, Elders in Residence connects all members of the community with First Nations culture and knowledge in an engaging community experience.

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