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Current exhibitions

Future-Proof

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
10 April – 8 May 2021

Settlement Services International in partnership with Blacktown Arts present the Future-Proof showcase. The showcase is a unique interpretation from eight artists about the many facets of life reflecting on their personal backgrounds and experiences as recently arrived refugees in Australia. Future-Proof is a month-long, multi-artform experience for audiences.

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Heech – Beyond Nothingness

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
21 April – 22 May 2021 

Heech – Beyond Nothingness is an exhibition by Reza Taghipour, featuring a series of new paintings on canvas and calligraphy painting directly on the gallery wall. Reza’s practice is a new form of Iranian calligraphy painting reflecting the beauty of nature with human aesthetics. In his new works, he combines portrait paintings with calligraphy.

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Eleni – Navigators of Polynesia virtual tour

Online

Traditional painter, carver and designer Faraimo Paulo of Tokelau is on a mission to record his people’s history and culture.  As emigration and rising water levels from global warming threaten to erase the traditional Tokelauan lifestyle, Paulo has embarked on a mission to realistically capture the culture, stories and scenes of Tokelauan society, often using his family members as models. This exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre represents a major survey of Faraimo Paulo’s recent work.

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Coming soon

A Roaring Silence | Installation

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
13 – 29 May 2021

Roaring Silence is a ten-minute, multi-channel video installation by Deborah Pollard and Sean Bacon. A Roaring Silence  is part of Terra inFirma, a series of works that commenced in 2020 to mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Lieutenant James Cook.

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Songlines and Sightlines – Colouring in Blacktown

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
22 May – 19 June 2021

Songlines and Sightlines – Colouring in Blacktown is an interactive gallery experience that invites visitors to colour in and draw directly on the walls of The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Artist and Darug knowledge holder Leanne Mulgo Watson and artist Peter Rush have mapped sites of significance onto the gallery walls reflecting Darug song lines, plants, animals and the built environment for visitors to interact with, follow and be inspired by.

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