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.

Weaving Workshops with Angela Paikea

We continue our weaving tradition at Blacktown Arts with Angela Paikea weaving with materials found around the home and New Zealand flax from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre Weaving Garden.

Learn practical weaving methods to create art from recycled plastic and other recycled materials introduced by the artists.

Part one: Making a decorative box out of ribbon

Part two: How to make a headband out of ribbon or string

Part three: Weaving out of New Zealand flax

Angela Paikea is a self-taught weaver of Maori and Portuguese descent. She is based in western Sydney and works predominantly with New Zealand Flax.

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Our Collections

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Explore Blacktown City’s rich arts and cultural collections through the Blacktown City Art Collection and Public Art across Blacktown City, and through our custodianship of the esteemed Garage Graphix archive.

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Blacktown City Art Prize

Blacktown City Art Prize

The Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly-acclaimed annual art prize and exhibition, with over $20,000 in prize money on offer.

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