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.

Fire up your creativity this winter with Blacktown Arts!  

Have your morning tea with First Nations Elders every Friday at Elders in Residence. 

Traverse a new outer space themed Makers Space with HOSSEI, then explore the depths of See You in Hell with Jess Bradford and Louise Zhang.  

Fly through out of this world workshops with Elizabeth Jigalin, Samantha Relihan, Anney Bounprasueth and NIDA, and secure a spot at the Blacktown Shorts Film Festival premiere at the iconic Sydney Opera House.  

Check out the full program today!

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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Djiriyay and Révolution with Jayne Christian

Djiriyay and Révolution with Jayne Christian

16 April to 29 June

Djiriyay and Révolution is Baramadagal woman Jayne Christian’s first solo exhibition.

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Collective Action

Collective Action

16 April to 29 June

Collective Action draws upon the rich history of protest and activism in western Sydney through photographs from the Fairfax Media archives.

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Rahma: Our Creative Feminine

Rahma: Our Creative Feminine

21 May to 29 June

Step into an immersive multi-sensory installation by artist and academic Narjis Mirza.

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From the Collection: Portraits of Afghan Women

From the Collection: Portraits of Afghan Women

4 June to 28 September

A temporary public art display featuring photographic portraits from the Blacktown City’s Art Collection.

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Lifting the Tapu

Lifting the Tapu

8 to 30 June

A public art project by Samoan artist Greg Semu in consultation with co-curator Leo Tanoi for the Museum of Contemporary Art's series, C3West.

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Makers Space with HOSSEI

Makers Space with HOSSEI

2 July to 14 December

Discover the vibrant and colourful world of HOSSEI in his brand new outer space-themed Makers Space!

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See You in Hell

See You in Hell

9 July to 21 September

A collection of playful and subversive works by artists Louise Zhang and Jess Bradford exploring Chinese concepts of the afterlife.

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Winter School Holidays

Winter School Holidays

9 to 20 July

Get creative with out of this world workshops inspired by HOSSEI's space-themed Makers Space.

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Costume Design with NIDA

Costume Design with NIDA

13 July and 20 July

Are you a budding costume designer looking to learn from experts in the field? Costume Design workshops facilitated by the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) are coming to Blacktown.

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2024 Blacktown Shorts Film Festival

2024 Blacktown Shorts Film Festival

8 August

Blacktown Shorts Film Festival is back and heading to one of Australia’s most iconic venues, the Sydney Opera House!

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The Naming of Things

The Naming of Things

27 August to 28 September

How well do you know the history of the land you live on? Discover a brand-new audio-visual installation by Dharug artist and educator Chris Tobin and filmmaker Darrin Baker.

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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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