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.

Fridays, until 13 December 2024

Elders In Residence

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Acknowledging our place on Dharug Land, Elders in Residence connects all members of the community with First Nations culture and knowledge in an engaging community experience.

16 April to 29 June

Collective Action

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Collective Action draws upon the rich history of protest and activism in western Sydney through photographs from the Fairfax Media archives.

2 July to 14 December

Makers Space with HOSSEI

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Discover the vibrant and colourful world of HOSSEI in his brand new outer space-themed Makers Space!

9 July to 21 September

See You in Hell

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

A collection of playful and subversive works by artists Louise Zhang and Jess Bradford exploring Chinese concepts of the afterlife.

13 July and 20 July

Costume Design with NIDA

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Are you a budding costume designer looking to learn from experts in the field?
Costume Design workshops facilitated by the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) are coming to Blacktown.

27 August to 28 September

The Naming of Things

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

How well do you know the history of the land you live on? Discover a brand-new audio-visual installation by Dharug artist and educator Chris Tobin and filmmaker Darrin Baker.

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.

Learn MoreBlacktown City Art Prize

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