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.

Songlines and Sightlines | Opening highlights

Watch highlights from the opening of our Songlines and Sightlines exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre including Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Tony Bleasdale OAM and local First Nations Elders Uncle Wes Marne and Uncle Greg Simms.

The walls are filling up fast with all your drawings and notes for Blacktown — past, present and future. Visit us today to take part in this free interactive drawing and colouring-in gallery.

Did you know you can listen to audio by the artists and read about the images and stories in the exhibition?

 Songlines and Sightlines – Colouring in Blacktown
22 May – 19 June 2021
Free admission
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