by bacarnold

Image: Noa Haim of Collective Paper Aesthetics HEART-board pyramid 2016, at 798 International Children’s Art Festival in Beijing. Photo by Wei Guo

Sydney Festival 2024

8 to 28 January 2024
Full details below

Blacktown Arts are thrilled to present two major projects as part of Sydney Festival 2024: Talking Posters: Garage Graphix 1981 – 1998, and Hive Festival, in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Let your curiosity come alive this summer with Blacktown Arts!

Image: courtesy of Zindzi and the Zillionaires

Hive Festival

13 to 14 January 2024
Art Gallery of New South Wales

19 to 20 January 2024
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Blacktown Arts, in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, presents Hive Festival.

Join us at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre for 2 fun-filled days of hands-on art making, music, performance and play for children and families, Blacktown-style!

See appearances by DOBBY, Zinzdi & The Zillionaires, Erth, Tarni Eastwood, and more!

Check out the full program now.

Be at The Hive with Collective Paper Aesthetics will run until
Friday 2 February.

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

Talking Posters: Garage Graphix 1981 – 1998

8 to 28 January 2024
Poster House (The Thirsty Mile)
Wharf 4/5, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW 2000

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.

For the length of its existence, Garage Graphix produced hundreds of political and socially relevant screen-printed posters. The exhibition reveals the role of artistic collaboration in giving voice to community concerns, expressed through the unique styles and typography from a pre-digital era of poster-making.

Garage Graphix is curated by Nadia Odlum with Curatorial Mentor Julie Ewington.

The exhibition was developed by the Garage Graphix Reference Group for Blacktown Arts and Blacktown City Council. Garage Graphix Reference Group: Alice Hinton Bateup, Marla Guppy, Lee-Anne Hall and Lin Mountstephen.

The exhibition includes artworks on loan from and courtesy of Marla Guppy and Lin Mountstephen.

Check out more of Garage Graphix here.

Hive Festival is created in collaboration with Claudia Chidiac and in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Zindzi and the Zillionares and Sunset Session with DOBBY are presented by Vyva Entertainment and supported by the NSW government through Culture Up Late Western Sydney.

The Blacktown Arts Sydney Festival 2024 program is supported by Sydney Festival, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.