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Blacktown Arts  A contemporary multi-arts hub with an innovative program inspired by the cultural and physical landscape of Blacktown. #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt

“My artwork has words written on the bottles telling people how important it is to not have rubbish on the beach because more animals will die... To help fix this problem of plastic in the ocean, we should build lots more bins on the streets to make it easier for people” - Disha Gandhi, age 8, with her artwork ‘Save Our Oceans!’ 🌊
Each year, the @blacktowncityartprize celebrates the creativity of local young people through an environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize. This year, participants were asked to consider what we can do to say “bye bye” to plastics and save our marine life.
Every young artist came up with new ideas and solutions to these important environmental issues. Each week, we will share a different winning artwork alongside the young artist’s own explanations and ideas. 🐋
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WINNER - 2018 @blacktowncityartprize
Bankstown Koori Elders Group, ‘Tribal Pride’ 2018
Bankstown Koori Elders Group has been awarded the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize for ‘Tribal Pride’, a 190 cm sculptural work made from clay, wood and sand.
‘Tribal Pride’ was made by 11 Elders, with their teacher Walter Auer.
The judges noted the artwork features a “quintessential visual language that speaks of this place, Sydney. Although ‘Tribal Pride’ is a contemporary ceramic work, it acknowledges traditional cultural practices such as carving, evident through the delicate and precise line work.”
“The Pride we get when we see it all come together as one work of art is encouraging; the enjoyment we get as a mob is very uplifting,” said the Elders, who won the Aboriginal Artist Prize in 2016. “For is to get her together to create art is wonderful and inspirational.”
Congratulations Bankstown Koori Elders Group!
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WINNER - Aboriginal Artist Prize in the 2018 @blacktowncityartprize
Venessa Possum, ‘Damana (Hand)’
The judges commended the intimacy in the artist’s representation of the hand, and the assemblage of the piece which is “a thought-provoking and conceptual work that challenges perceptions of contemporary Aboriginal art practice”. Congratulations Venessa!
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WINNER - Local Artist Prize, 2018 @blacktowncityartprize
Fozia Zahid, ‘Country Out of the Man’ 2018
This painting captures a quiet moment in Western Sydney. The judges said the work “evokes a sense of place and community that can only be expressed by someone who holds a personal connection to this place”
Congratulations Fozia!
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Thank you to the Dharug people for sharing your precious Country with us. We pay our respects to your ancestors, and to Elders and Custodians past and present who have looked after this place. The @mgnsw IMAGinE award for the Blacktown Native Institution Project is yours, and for those community members from many Nations who have fought long and hard for the recognition of the site.

This project was recognised in the Engagement Programs category of the IMAGinE Awards that addresses community and culturally inclusive programs, as well as those that are strategically linked to organisational priorities.

#IMAGinEawards2018 #blacktownnativeinstitution #Blacktown #dharug #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt @blacktowncitycouncil @c3west_mca @mca_australia @blacktowncitycouncil
Pictured left: Paschal Berry and Anne Loxley, right: Artist Tony Albert leading a weaving workshop, photograph by Anna Kučera.

Did you attend RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. last week? Check out these posts by some of our audience members who loved it as much as we did!
RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. returns this Thursday evening. Only 6 nights to go.
8-10 and 15-17 November 2018.
Tickets and more information ➡️ urbantheatre.com.au/rhrn
#utpRHRN #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #RightHereRightNow @utprojects @blacktowncitycouncil 📷 tagged.

Hey young artists! The #BlacktownCityArtPrize celebrates the creativity of local young people through an environmentally-themed Young Artists Prize. This section is open to 5 - 15 year olds who live or go to school in #Blacktown City!
Artworks and entry forms are due this Friday 9 November and Saturday 10 November 2018.
Download an entry form at the link in our bio!
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It’s that time of the year again! 🖼
We’re resetting our gallery spaces - ready to receive the finalist artworks of the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize.
The exhibition will be launched Saturday 1 December 2018. Less than 1 month to go! 🗓
#BCAP18 #BlacktownCityArtPrize #Blacktown #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt @blacktowncitycouncil

Last night we gathered in Blacktown for the first night of RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
Presented in partnership with @utprojects, this program challenges you to experience our city in a new way.
RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. guides you through unexpected spaces around Blacktown for an evening of storytelling, performance and food.
1-3 | 8-10 | 15-17 November 2018.
Tickets: urbantheatre.com.au/rhrn
#utpRHRN #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #UrbanTheatreProjects #RightHereRightNow @blacktowncitycouncil

#giveaway
Win 1 of 5 double passes to the opening night of RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
#utpRHRN will be a feast for the senses. Food. Art. Music. Stories.
All in the ❤️ of Blacktown.
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THE PRIZE
5 x 1 double pass to RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. on Thursday 1 November 2018 from 6 pm - 9.30 pm in Main Street Blacktown #instapass
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THE DEAL
You’ll share the RHRN experience on your insta on Thursday night!
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HOW TO ENTER ...
1️⃣ Follow @blacktownarts and @utprojects
2️⃣ Like this post
3️⃣ Tag the friend you want to take to #utpRHRN in the comments below (one tag per comment, but comment as many times as you like!)
4️⃣ For a bonus entry, post your favourite RHRN image ⬆️ on your page or in your story and tag @blacktownarts #utpRHRN
5️⃣ Entries close at 5 pm TOMORROW (Wednesday 31 October 2018), so ENTER NOW! —— —— ——
This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Instagram. Entries close at 5 pm EST on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Winners will be announced within 3 hours of the competition closing. 5 winners will receive 1 double pass. Tickets are to the opening night performance on Thursday 1 November 2018 in Blacktown NSW and can not be exchanged. —— —— ——
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Have you seen our friends hanging out along Main Street Blacktown? Meet Nancy Denis, Kween G and Nitin Vengurlekar - the three fabulous hosts who will guide you through your experience of RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
1 -3 | 8 - 10 | 15 - 17 November 2018.
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Together with @utprojects, we invite you to immerse yourself in performance, installation, music, film and food inspired by the stories, characters and artists from across our region! Tickets and more info ➡️ urbantheatre.com.au/rhrn
#utpRHRN #RightHereRightNow #Blacktown #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt @blacktowncitycouncil

We are very excited to announce that 'Blak Box' will be installed at Blacktown Showground Precinct (Francis Park) from 9 January to 2 February as part of the @sydney_festival 2019 ‘Blak Out’ program. The pavilion will be filled with a powerful suite of newly commissioned sound works titled 'Four Winds' curated by Daniel Browning and produced by Andrea James.
Presented in partnership with @utprojects, 'Four Winds’ is a storytelling project which draws on the oral history and speculative future of Blacktown and Greater Western Sydney in a cross-generational dialogue between four key artists: two senior community members, Aunty Edna Watson and Uncle Wes Marne, and two future leaders, Savarna Russell and Shaun Millwood. Western Sydney musicians Emma Donovan and Eric Avery have also been commissioned to provide the musical soundtrack to the work.
Tickets and more information: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/blak-box
📷 Barton Taylor
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