Acknowledgement of Country


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.


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.

Blacktown Arts brings the heat to Blacktown City in 2023 with our energetic summer season.

Acknowledging our place on Darug land, Elders in Residence returns to connect us with stories of the deep past and First Nations culture.

We open with the 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize and Young Artist Prize exhibitions, showcasing artists from across Australia and talented young people in Blacktown.

Families, discover a new world of music for little ears with A Music Adventure – Emily Who & Sydney Symphony Orchestra, get creative and try something new at Family Day, and enjoy some yummy eats and summer beats with Summer Music at Foodie Fridays.

We are thrilled to present I Talk Through My Art and My Art Talks Through Me, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition by Blacktown artistic treasure, Ngemba artist Danny Eastwood, accompanied by a special weaving workshop with Ngiyampaa and Guringai artist Tarni Eastwood.

Lastly, we introduce Summer Making, a suite of creative activities by a selection of western Sydney’s most exciting artists. Join 2022/23 Blacktown City Art Prize-winner Peter Rush and street artist Sam Absurd for sketching and illustration, alongside our weekly Open Studio, facilitated by artist and mentor Patrice Wills.

Stay local this summer with Blacktown Arts!

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

I’m an Artist

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

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

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

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