Blacktown Art Center is an innovative multi-arts hub that presents an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops & residencies.
The Center is part of the collaboration of the exhibition Balik Bayan, the event that Sinta also supports.
Blacktown Art Center being a huge part of this project, we decided to do a presentation about it.
This is a platform for artists and new forms of artistic expression, encouraging partnerships, experimentation and stimulating discussions on contemporary art within the community of Western Sydney.
Located in the heart of Blacktown, the Center owns 2 gallery spaces, 75 seats performance studio, a workshop studio and a weaving garden.
Besides, we understand through the slogan “This is how we make art” that it is essential for the gallery to support artistic innovations, and to offer exciting and new experiences for audiences. All of that can happens thanks to an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events that Blacktown Art Center proposes…
So its focus is primarily on arts development in the visual and performing arts but is also active in literature, film, new media and hybrid arts practices.
Then, the hub is really committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. That’s why Blacktown Arts Centre is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia.
The Centre offers a range of support structures for artists – intensive residencies, mentoring, access to networks and professional development opportunities. It also takes great pride in providing access to world quality performances and events, and in supporting artists in experimenting with their artforms.
Moreover, the gallery places Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and communities at its heart of its program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance. So it has to cultivate partnerships with key cultural organisations to build a healthy sector for arts development in the region, ensuring its projects are adequately resourced, artistically challenging and critically responsive.
As a matter of fact, the Arts Centre has a firm commitment to exploring the best, most dynamic and culturally diverse work in Western Sydney and in promoting it as a vital part of Australian contemporary arts practice.
To get more informations about Blacktown Art Center, here are the website and the Facebook page :