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.

The Presumption of Being a Good Woman

Reaching from The Ponds in the north to Dawson Mall in the west, Magnify activated sites across Blacktown with music, dance, film and installations. Local artists and communities shared stories of our region through these 8 new creative experiences.
The Good Woman is a play produced by Maryam Zahid, a Blacktown-based social worker and founder of the online movement Afghan Women on the Move. Based on her own stories and experiences, The Good Woman was written with the mentorship of Robert Colman and performed by Maryam Zahid and Odile Le Clezio in August 2019 at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre as part of Magnify. Follow the link in our bio to read the interview with Maryam on Women of Afghanistan.

Read her interview on Women of Afghanistan here


Maryam and Odile performing in play

Photo credit
Maryam Zahid by Joshua Morris

Maryam Zahid and Odile Le Clezio during a performance by Gerrie Mifsud

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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