5 March 2020 – 10 July 2020
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Featuring works by:
Kristone Capistrano, Jumaadi, Shivanjani Lal, Venessa Possum, Teivao Pupu Tamariki, Judy Watson, Fozia Zahid
Presented during the 250th commemorative year of James Cook’s arrival in Botany Bay, Terra inFirma reveals knowledge about our region and wider cultural histories. Featuring works by some of our country’s most exciting artists, this year long program examines how the arrival of Cook has impacted on First Nations Peoples and communities from our Asia Pacific region, now living in Blacktown. Central to this program is the knowledge that this land was never ceded. Through personal journeys, intimate artworks and shared experiences, this program presents Cook’s arrival as an act of transgression, offering perspectives beyond the legacy of European expansionism.
The first part of the program will run from 5 March – 10 July 2020.
All are welcome and entry is free.
As with many public venues at present, Blacktown Arts Centre is legally obligated by NSW Health to collect information that would assist in COVID-19 tracing. Therefore, we kindly ask that you register your visit by providing your name, phone number and/or email address.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.