Khadim Ali, Golden Country (detail).

In what will be the first major artistic engagement with the Afghan and Persian communities of Blacktown, Blacktown Arts presents Daneha, a multi-faceted artistic program made up of a visual arts exhibition, artist talks, musical performances and theatre.

Daneha (“Seeds” in English) explores the displacement of the Afghan community across the globe, and the cultivation of roots in foreign, unfamiliar soil. The program will transform The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre into a multi-functional space for community to engage with contemporary artists, as collaborators, audiences and active participants in reimagining identities.

The visual arts exhibition at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre features new works by Avan Anwar (Melbourne), Elyas Alavi (Adelaide), Zainab Haidariy (Germany), Nazanin Marashian (Sydney), Gerrie Mifsud (Sydney) and internationally acclaimed, Blacktown-based artist Khadim Ali.

Read more about the full artistic program.


  • Thursday, 05 July 2018 | 10:00 AM - Saturday, 08 September 2018 | 05:00 PM


The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown 2148  View Map

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