2018 Blacktown City Art Prize & Young Artists Prize
1 December - 25 January 2019
See all 87 artworks selected in the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize, and celebrate the creativity of local young people through the environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize.
Blak Box - Four Winds
9 January - 2 February 2019
Uncle Wes Marne, Aunty Edna Watson, Savarna Russell, Shaun Millwood, Emma Donovan and Eric Avery. Curated by Daniel Browning.
The voices of elders and future leaders from Blacktown’s Aboriginal community feature in Four Winds, a surround-sound ‘deep listening’ experience.
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
22 February - 29 April 2019
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is an exhibition and series of workshops that celebrates the generations of makers who have sustained the uniquely Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice of making rare and delicate shell necklaces.
Troy Russell, George Tillianakis, Nardean
A series of local guest curators will share the music movements that inspire them from sound art to hip hop, spoken word poetry to classical Indigenous music.
Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Life and Art of Kolozsy – Sculptor
23 May – 27 June 2019
View the private collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and personal memorabilia of long-time Blacktown resident Alex Kolozsy.
Re-imagining Garage Graphix
July – September 2019
Wendy Murray with artists from the original Garage Graphix workshop in Mt Druitt
We are establishing a new artist-led print workshop using elements of the original Garage Graphix archive from the 80s and 90s.
August – September 2019
Assefa Bekele, Robert Colman, Maryam Zahid, Naomi Hamer, Cali Prince, Ernest Aaron, Andrew Aaron, Vonne Pataig, Pepa Molina, Ian “Esky” Escandor, Winnie Dunn, Rebecca Sang Yum, Ursula Yovich, Moogahlin Performing Arts
Reaching from The Ponds in the north to Dawson Mall in the west, this ambitious multi-arts program will activate unconventional sites across the Blacktown region with music, dance, film, performance, sculpture and multimedia installations. Local artists will collaborate with their communities to tell the stories of our region through 8 new works.
21 September – 26 October 2019
Wingaru Byalla-Bada is a long-term project that will protect and restore the highly endangered Dharug Buruberougal language by teaching it in an interactive, virtual environment
2019 Blacktown City Art Prize
30 November 2019 – 25 January 2020
Now in its 24th 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: Nardean. Photograph by Joshua Morris.