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.


Blacktown Arts presents an innovative program inspired by the cultural and physical landscape of Blacktown.

But how do we make art?

We asked out artists to share their processes, experiences and motivations.

Printed on a series of cards and stacked in tins, the first series is available at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

Keep your tin and add to your collection as we feature new artists and their insights.

Artists in this first series include Aunty Daisy and Aunty Jenny from Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation, Darren Bell, Marnie Palomares, Latai Taumoepeau, Leo Tanoi, Jason Wing, Marikit Santiago, Garry Trinh, Nazanin Marashian, Sarah Dahia, Eric Fortaleza, Katia Molino and Jody Graham.

@BlackownArtsBlacktown Arts Artist Tins can be purchased from
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.Photo credit
Joshua Morris

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