The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown - is housing current exhibitions you need to see. From 6 February to 3 April, there'll be a few exhibitions open simultaneously and/or overlapping as follows.
As is the current norm, please adhere to all COVID-19 government rules and regulations and book your sessions here. All events are FREE with sessions booked in lots of 1 hr periods, but you are not restricted to 1 hour. You can book more than one session for yourself at a time, but please be aware of limited capacity. You must wear a face mask unless you're a child under 12; however, mask wearing is still encouraged where practicable. If you're feeling unwell, please stay home. You'll find full/further details when you register.
Please check links given for further details and to find out about workshops on offer with one exhibition, that requires booking separately.
6-27 Feb - Choose Your Fighter - Fantasy armour, adornments and alternative personas. Choose Your Fighter brings together the work of young artists local to the Blacktown area. This exhibition explores concepts of world-building, placemaking and code-switching
6 Feb to 13 Mar - Power - Artist in residence for Solid Ground, Dennis Golding worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Alexandria Park Community School to create 100 superhero capes depicting visual representations of connections to Country, memory, heritage and lived experience.
20 Feb to 27 Mar - Pemulwuy and The Naming of Things - A multiscreen video and sculpture installation by artist, Darrin Baker, exploring the naming of the suburb, Pemulwuy, and stories of the Aboriginal resistance leader for whom the suburb is named. It features interviews with traditional knowledge holders, historians, and residents of the suburb.
6 Mar to 3 Apr - Eleni: Navigators of Polynesia - Traditional painter, carver and designer Faraimo Paulo of Tokelau is on a mission to record his people's history and culture. Tokelau is made up of 3 coral atolls, Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo, 500km north of Western Samoa. This exhibition represents a major survey of Faraimo Paulo's recent work.
29 Jan to 26 Mar 10.30am-12.30pm Every Friday except on 10 Apr, Good Friday - Elders in Residence - Friends, family and community are all welcome to come by for a cup of tea and hear the personal stories of local Elders and absorb knowledge and stories of culture and Country from the traditional First Nations custodians. Learn the dreaming stories and hear first-hand of the more recent history of the area now called Blacktown and greater western Sydney.