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.

Warm up this winter with Blacktown Arts!

First Nations Elders return to Friday mornings for Elders in Residence and Art and Yarn in the Winter School Holidays.

Get insight into the Blacktown City Art Collection with Raw Records: Materials in Practice, guest curated by Annie Areum Shin, celebrate homegrown artists with Arabic Treasures by Raneen Shamon and Bread and Longing by Stan Florek. Explore memory and cosmos with Parramatta Artists’ Studios at The Unseen.

Be immersed in movement with Woman’s Work by Dance Makers Collective, and discover local and newly arrived artists at Winter Music with Settlement Services International (SSI).

Make yourself at home and catch the encore season of Blacktown Shorts Film Festival, and see a selection of homemade films from the 2022 SmartFone Flick Fest. Plus, if you’re a young person interested in filmmaking or want to expand your TikTok skills, join the SmartFone FlickFest team for Introduction to Smartphone Filmmaking workshops.

Inspired? Get hands on with Making.

Learn from exhibiting artists Stan Florek and Raneen Shamon at one-off Still Life Drawing and Storytelling Through Collage workshops, and celebrate International Zine Month at a Zine Making with Priyanka Bromhead of ‘we are the mainstream’.

In the Winter School Holidays, collage with Muruwari artist Dr Virginia Keft at Colours of Country, and make a Quirky Koala in a video workshop with Skye Andrew.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

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 Art Prize

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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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