Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Blacktown City Council - Media Release - Artist Residencies Applications Open

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29 August 2017

Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali, has encouraged local artists to apply for the 2018 Blacktown Arts Centre Creative Residency Program.

“The program provides creative spaces and funding for artists wanting to explore their connections with people and places in Blacktown,” Mayor Bali said.

“We have a long and proud tradition of fostering artistic talent in Blacktown and the Creative Residency Program is one of the ways we do this.

“We recognise that creativity plays an essential role in building a united, dynamic and sustainable community.”

Recipients of this year’s Pat Parker Memorial Residency, Naomi McCarthy and Shirley Daborn, used their residency to collect and share the individual secret wishes of people in the Blacktown community through their project, Veil of Wishes.

The project invites people to contribute a tissue paper dandelion, along with a secret wish, culminating in an art installation made from the individual dandelion wishes.

“We don’t know what this project will reveal, perhaps the uniqueness of people’s secret wishes or perhaps the similarities,” Ms McCarthy said.

“We are excited to have the opportunity, through the lens of art, to encounter, experience and consider lives other than our own.”

The 2017 program offers space and funded residencies in the following categories:
·         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Residency $5,000
·         Pat Parker Memorial Residency $5,000
·         Performing Arts Residency $5,000
·         Performing Arts Space Residency (free use of workspace)
·         Studio Residency (free use of workspace)
·         Without Borders Residency $5,000.
Applications for the 2017 Creative Residency Program close on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Artists must enter online at www.blacktownarts.com.au. Full terms and conditions are available on the website.

Shirley Daborn and Naomi McCarthy
Recipients of the 2017 Pat Parker Memorial Residency
Photograph by Joshua Morris
Blacktown Arts Centre is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offer exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. We are committed to making dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. We place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities at the heart of our program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance. This is how we make art.

Address 78 Flushcombe Rd Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone 02 9839 6558
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
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