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.

Swing into Spring with Blacktown Arts!

This season we focus on community and collective practice.

Spend time with local First Nations Elders at our weekly
Elders in Residence program. and weave with Ngiyampaa and Guringai artist Tarni Eastwood in a brand-new 6-week program,
Weaving a Connection to Culture.

Be immersed in sensory delight at WE ARE, a new exhibition and public program by one of western Sydney’s first disability-led, inclusive studio We Are Studios, then join them in a range of fun activities for Family Day.

For our final exhibition of 2023, Constellations brings together art collectives that have been actively making and creating on Dharug Country.

Plus, learn from 2023 Archibald Prize finalist and mentor Patrice Wills, at our regular Open Studio and a special one-off portraiture workshop,
Capturing Character.

Get excited for performance this season with 4Elements HipHop Festival & Conference celebrating 50 years of HipHop, join us for a deep contemplation of Country with Aunty Rita Wright and Arab Theatre Studio for Open Dar, and take a journey through Lalor Park via the imaginative minds of children with The Village by The Kids, an audio adventure.

Gather your loved ones for our School holidays program with
Elders in Residence | Art and Yarn, Playful Pets with Matt Moriarty, and
Introduction to Acting for Screen workshops with NIDA.

Finally, catch Latitudes, 3 short films featuring western Sydney’s most compelling artists including Serwah Attafuah, A.Girl, and BLESSED.

Spring into action and make, create, and collaborate!

Elders In Residence

Elders In Residence

Fridays, until 13 December 2024

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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I’m an Artist

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Blacktown Arts supports artists through annual opportunities across prizes, exhibitions, funding opportunities, and studio spaces for local creatives.

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Blacktown City’s annual acquisitive art prize open to artists across Australia, with a prize pool of over $20,000.

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