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Cutting Edge Photography

24 April 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre’s latest exhibition, Garage Barbershop, captures masculinity, male bonding and the development of skill and dexterity.

Hop into Council’s Leisure & Aquatic Centres for school holiday fun!

12 April 2017

If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids entertained these school holidays then head to Council’s Leisure & Aquatic Centres.

Library fun days to celebrate 50th anniversary

31 March 2017

Blacktown City libraries have long been at the heart of our community – 50 years in fact – and it’s time to celebrate.

Council unveils library mural

28 March 2017

Blacktown City Council has unveiled a new, colourful mural at Lalor Park Library, designed to combat graffiti and bring the community together.

Announcement | 2017 Creative Residency Program

01 March 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Creative Residency Program. A selection of local, national and international artists from different art forms will be hosted at the Centre and the Main Street art studios throughout the year.

A Montage of an Exhibition

17 February 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre is transforming its gallery space into a cinema to showcase the work of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists.

Arts Assistance Available

16 February 2017

Community groups and local artists are being urged to apply for funding under Blacktown City Council’s Creative Arts Fund.

Sima is Blacktown’s People’s Choice Artist

14 February 2017

Fly, a powerful and timely work by Seven Hills artist Sima Alikhani, has been voted the winner of the People’s Choice Prize in the 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize.

Blacktown sets Australian Haka record

04 February 2017

Blacktown is claiming the Australian Guinness Book of Records record for the Haka, after just under 2,000 people performed the chant this morning. “The official count was 1,998 – which we are going to claim as the Australian record,” the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali said. “If not, it is certainly the record for the Haka performed on Waitangi Day in Blacktown.

Local seniors share life stories

31 January 2017

Blacktown City seniors will record their life stories as part of a local oral history project at Blacktown City Libraries. “Many of our senior residents have amazing life stories to share, from a former Archbishop of Port Moresby who travelled the world, to a lucky Rooty Hill resident who met astronaut Buzz Aldrin,” said Mayor of Blacktown City Councillor Stephen Bali.


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