Blacktown Native Insititute Artist Camp family BBQBy
Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
Cnr Rooty Hill Rd North and Richmond Rd, Oakhurst
Blacktown Native Insititute Artist Camp family BBQ
5:30-7pm, Saturday 8 Nov
Join us for a BBQ featuring music, games and art-making activities for the whole family.
4-5pm, Sunday 9 Nov
Share your stories about the Blacktown Native Institution
The Blacktown Native Institution was a residential school for Aboriginal and Maori children that operated from 1823 to 1829. It is the first known site where Aboriginal children were removed from their parents and institutionalised - a practice that continued until the 1970s. Last year, the site was activated through on-site artworks and an exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre.
Over three camps, artists Darren Bell, Karla Dickens, Stephen Russell, Kristine Stewart and Leanne Tobin will come together with the community and various experts to develop a vision for the future, share and collect stories, and create new artworks. The next camps will be held in March and May 2015.
Blacktown Arts Centre
02 9839 6558