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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

Paul Westgate’s work ‘LitTrulyUnique’ is a homage to the hip-hop artists of Western Sydney, past and present, using words to their expressive limit. This work was acquired in 2017 through the project, ‘It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop (Part II)’ Each week we’ve been highlighting artworks in our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil throughout the past 4 years. ‘Recent Acquisitions’
22 February- 26 May 2018
#BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #Art #ArtCollection

Three amazing female performers are lighting up the Blacktown CBD at lunchtime today! Grab an early lunch and head to the Blacktown Visitor Information & Heritage Centre (opposite El Jannah on Flushcombe Road). Spoken word poet and hip-hop artist @nardean__ kicks off the lunchtime performances from 11 am - 13 noon, followed by @spv.rrow and Shanell Dargan. Don’t miss it! 📷 @joshuamorrisphotography
#BeatsandBites #Blacktown #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt @blacktowncitycouncil @creatensw

“It doesn’t even feel like a regular work day in Blacktown!” 🎶 Beats & Bites has officially kicked off in #Blacktown with @vansereno at @younglionscafe! ☕️
Today the streets of our CBD will come alive with a full day of live music, 8am - 9pm. Follow the link in our bio to read the full line-up and locations! 👌
@blacktowncitycouncil @creatensw @apraamcos #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Art #LiveMusic #WesternSydney #LiveandLocal

What was happening on the steps of The Max Webber Library today? 🤔
@joshuamorrisphotography and his assistant Grant have spent the day out and about in Blacktown photographing local artists involved in our upcoming programs! 📷☺️👏🏻 Keep watching this space...
#BlacktownArts #Blacktown #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt

‘Blacktown Dreaming’ by Jason Wing is a confronting installation that responds to some of the negative stereotypes of people living and visiting Blacktown. The bed is comprised of new and used syringes speaking to substance abuse, and was originally commissioned by #blacktownarts for the “Black(s)town” exhibition in 2009.
Each week we’ve been highlighting artworks in our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by Blacktown City Council throughout the past 4 years. ‘Recent Acquisitions’
22 February- 26 May 2018
#BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #Art #ArtCollection

The ‘Bon Debi’ artworks by Rokeya Sultana are autobiographical, reflecting the artist’s family’s inter-generational trauma and migration told through the symbolism of landscape, animals and dreams. The two images contrast the differences in the fauna and flora of Australia and Rokeya’s home country, Bangladesh. This work was acquired through our 2015 exhibition, ‘Another Journey’.
Each week we’ve been highlighting artworks in our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil throughout the past 4 years. ‘Recent Acquisitions’
22 February- 26 May 2018
#BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #Art #ArtCollection

Naomi Grant’s painting Dad’s Country’ is an abstract, aerial interpretation of the landscape surrounding the township of Cowra in NSW. Naomi’s father was born here on Wiradjuri country. The acrylic paint and layers of tissue paper gives the surface a raised, textural quality.
Each week we’ve been highlighting different artworks from our current exhibition #RecentAcquisitions featuring artworks acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil over the past 4 years. #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #BlacktownCityCouncil #NaomiGrant #Wiradjuri

The fabulous dance group from Chifley College Bidwill Campus is performing tonight at the @nrl_weststigers v @nqcowboys game at Leichhardt Oval in the @NRL #IndigenousRound.
The dance group is part of our @solid__ground initiative, a partnership with @carriageworks that provides pathways into the arts and cultural industries for young Indigenous people in Blacktown and Redfern.
Tonight they’ll be performing alongside the talented @muggeradancers.
Chookas girls!

Photograph by @joshuamorrisphotography
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Jane Giblin’s artwork ‘Lilu Stands to Izzie’ depicts the artist’s son’s dog, Lilu, and her model, Izzie, posing in a colonial garden, in Kempton, north of Hobart, Tasmania. The artwork refers to the Black War and the use of roo-hounds (a mix of stag and greyhound), which were first favoured for their superior chasing down of kangaroos by early farmers.
This work won the 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize, and was acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil.
Each week we have been highlighting artworks from our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by Council in the past 4 years.
#BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #BlacktownCityCouncil

‘Read Before Consuming’ is an artwork by artist @amalagroom that was entered into the 2016 #BlacktownCityArtPrize and acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil. The artwork refers to the commodification of #Aboriginal affairs, repurposing and repackaging #Indigenous political capital into a palatable, disposable drink. Amala has quantified the total expenditure for the #Recognise campaign and the proposed #Referendum, including funds, which have been exhausted, budgeted or earmarked.
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We’ve been highlighting different artworks every week from our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil throughout the past 4 years. 🖼
#BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #Blacktown #BlacktownCityCouncil #AmalaGroom

Congratulations to our favourite photographer @joshuamorrisphotography. Josh’s shot of local artist @garrytrinh is a semi finalist in the 2018 @headonphotofest Portrait Prize. Josh has photographed @blacktownarts artists for many years, always capturing the spirit of our amazing artists and finding the beauty in Blacktown. Check out this image and other gems at Paddington Town Hall from 5-20 May #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #blacktownarts @blacktowncitycouncil @creatensw @auscouncilarts

You’re probably familiar with this artwork already. @blacktowncitycouncil acquired @kristonecapistrano’s artwork ‘Breath’ through the 2017 #BlacktownCityArtPrize.
After spending weeks trying to select a portrait subject, the artist selected a video clip of a friend’s baby on Instagram, the moment a yawn gave way to a self-satisfied smile of acceptance that took his breath away. The artwork captures the vulnerability, tenderness and aliveness of a young life.
Each Wednesday and Friday we have been sharing artworks from our current exhibition ‘Recent Acquisitions’, which features artworks acquired by @blacktowncitycouncil throughout the past 4 years.
#Blacktown #BlacktownArts #ThisIsHowWeMakeArt #BlacktownCityCouncil #ArtCollection

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