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Image: Garabara Dance Group by Liza Moscatelli, Mosca Media Australia

Summer 2024

2024 is heating up with Blacktown Arts!

Celebrate Summer with a season of creativity for children, families and all.

Featuring the prestigious Blacktown City Art Prize and Young Artist Prize exhibitions, a fun-filled Hive Festival for Sydney Festival, the unveiling of our brand-new Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood, and more.

Jump in and explore the full program below.


Image: Garage Graphix: Making Art in Mt Druitt, 1986 Calendar page, 1986.
Screenprint on paper. Courtesy of the artists

Sydney Festival –
Talking Posters: Garage Graphix 1981 – 1998

Garage Graphix is heading to Walsh Bay!

Dive into a selection of screen-printed artworks, calendars and photographs alongside materials from the renowned ‘Garage’ in Mount Druitt in western Sydney.

This exhibition has now ended.

Image: The Great Barrier Reef, 2022 by Lauren Johnson. Photography by
silversalt Photography

2024 Blacktown City Art Prize and Young Artist Prize 

Don’t miss the acclaimed Blacktown City Art Prize exhibition, showcasing 81 finalists’ works from Blacktown, western Sydney and across Australia. 

Alongside, the Young Artist Prize exhibition showcases works from artists aged 3 to 14 from Blacktown City, responding to the theme ‘Creating Cooler Cities.’ 

This exhibition has now ended.


Image: Zindzi & the Zillionaires, courtesy of the artist

Sydney Festival – Hive Festival

In collaboration with Claudia Chidiac and in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Join us for 2 fun-filled days of hands-on art making, music, performance and play for children and families, Blacktown-style!

This event has now ended.


Image: Courtesy of Jennifer Leahy, Silversalt Photography.

Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood 

The new Makers Space is here!

Ngiyampaa and Guringai artist and weaver Tarni Eastwood has created an immersive world that celebrates the cultural practice of weaving.

So come in, touch and feel the objects, and get making.

19 January to 4 May 2024


Image: Blacktown Shorts Q&A, courtesy Vonne Patiag and Dee Dogan

Summer Digital

Dive into digital this Summer!

Create at Home with online activities, listen to homegrown tracks by Solid Ground and get behind the scenes with the Blacktown Shorts Q&A.

Stream now

Presented by Blacktown Arts and supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.