Blacktown Native Insititute Artist Camp family BBQ

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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.

This C3West project is a collaboration between Blacktown Arts Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW.


Blacktown Arts Centre
02 9839 6558