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What’s On | 2019 Overview

When will we see you in Blacktown?
Read a general overview of our 2019 Program below and plan your trip to Blacktown!

EXHIBITION | kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
22 February – 29 April 2019

kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is an exhibition and series of workshops that celebrates the generations of makers who have sustained the uniquely Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice of making rare and delicate shell necklaces.

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PERFORMANCE | Music Matters
May 2019
Troy Russell, George Tillianakis, Nardean

A series of local guest curators will share the music movements that inspire them from sound art to hip hop, spoken word poetry to classical Indigenous music.

More information available April 2019

EXHIBITION | Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Life and Art of Kolozsy – Sculptor
23 May – 27 June 2019
Alex Kolozsy

View the private collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and personal memorabilia of long-time Blacktown resident Alex Kolozsy.

More information available April 2019

WORKSHOPS | Re-imagining Garage Graphix
July – September 2019
Wendy Murray with artists from the original Garage Graphix workshop in Mt Druitt

We are establishing a new artist-led print workshop using elements of the original Garage Graphix archive from the 80s and 90s.

More information available June 2019

August – September 2019
Assefa Bekele, Robert Colman, Maryam Zahid, Naomi Hamer, Cali Prince, Ernest Aaron, Andrew Aaron, Vonne Pataig, Pepa Molina, Ian “Esky” Escandor, Winnie Dunn, Rebecca Sang Yum, Ursula Yovich, Moogahlin Performing Arts

Reaching from The Ponds in the north to Dawson Mall in the west, this ambitious multi-arts program will activate unconventional sites across the Blacktown region with music, dance, film, performance, sculpture and multimedia installations. Local artists will collaborate with their communities to tell the stories of our region through 8 new works.

More information available July 2019

EXHIBITION | Wingaru Byalla-Bada
21 September – 26 October 2019

Wingaru Byalla-Bada is a long-term project that will protect and restore the highly endangered Dharug Buruberougal language by teaching it in an interactive, virtual environment

More information available August 2019

EXHIBITION | 2019 Blacktown City Art Prize
30 November 2019 – 25 January 2020

Now in its 24th year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards. Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

More information available November 2019