5 July - 8 September 2018
Khadim Ali, Sher Ali, Elyas Alavi, Zainab Haidary, Monireh Hashemi, Abdul Hekmat and Maryam Zahid
Daneha explores the displacement of the Afghan community across the globe, and the cultivation of roots in foreign, unfamiliar soil.
Sitaraha | The Stars
6, 8 & 9 September 2018
Written and performed by Monirah Hashemi. Directed by Leif Persson.
Sitaraha is a moving one woman play that intertwines the true stories of 3 generations of women living in Afghanistan. Navigating war and religious oppression, the women use song, dance and storytelling to keep their stories alive.
Stitching the Sea
22 September - 27 October 2018
Part of Oceania Rising, in partnership with the Australian Museum and Pacific Islands Mt Druitt Action Network.
Stitching the Sea ongoing program that explores issues affecting our Pacific communities. In 2018, as part of a multi-institution partnership, we will showcase the rich body of work of artists including Latai Taumoepeau and Angela Tiatia. Our communities will gather to explore traditional and contemporary practices, and experience how artists make works that address global warming.
Right Here. Right Now.
Presented by Urban Theatre Projects
Urban Theatre Projects is in residence in Blacktown! In 2018, they will kick off a multi-year place-based festival with newly commissioned works that respond to Blacktown and our communities.
2018 Blacktown City Art Prize
1 December 2018 – 25 January 2019
Now in its 23rd 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.
Image: Broken Glass, January 2018. Photograph by Joshua Morris.