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.

Young Artist Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Young Artists Prize!

This year we celebrated the creativity of local young artists with an environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize. Young people who live or study in Blacktown City,  aged 3 – 15 years were invited to enter artworks that represented this years theme of an Environmentally Friendly City. We asked young artists to think of creative ways to live differently in cities and decrease our environmental impact as the population continues to grow.

The Young Artist Prize exhibition is free and open to the public until 27 January 2022.
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre will close 5pm 18 December 2021 and will reopen at 10am 11 January 2022.


Age 3

Vinaya Mehta
Green City

Age 4

Praiv Zala
Butterflies Belong Here

Age 5

Haanim Nusrith Yamani
An Environmentally Friendly Neighbourhood

Age 6

Erin Faraon
Green Sky, Cycling High

Age 7

Kayla Jamshidi
Solar Garden

Age 8

Eesha Jaganath
Blacktown City 2.0

Age 9

Aarav Sharath Akshaya
Eco-Friendly Blacktown City

Age 10

Naduli Kuruppu
Go for greener

Age 11

Emma Hoskins
Back to Nature

Age 12

Niharika Maheshwarla
Welcome to Eco-City

Age 13

Arunima Jain

Age 14

Likhita Chikmath
What Will You Choose?

Age 15

Mehrub Chowdhury
Amazing Water Creek Near the CityPhoto credit
Silversalt Photography, Jennifer Leahy

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.

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