Project partners

This C3West project is a collaboration between Blacktown Arts Centre on behalf of Blacktown City Council, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW. Our media partners are Gadigal Information Service & Koori Radio.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. The project is also supported through the Artist in Residence Grant Program by the Copyright Agency Limited’s Cultural Fund, which is managed by Museums and Galleries of NSW.

C3West has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. C3West is supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation, Packer Family Foundation, and SPACE Furniture. The arts partners that drive C3West are the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Casula Powerhouse, Blacktown Arts Centre, and Information and Culture Exchange, Parramatta.


If you appear in an image on this website that you did not approve of, please get in touch with us. The images used in the website have been taken by the project team staff and all images that appear in the blog posts are copyright the artists. Please do not reproduce them without seeking permission from us by email.

Submitting to us

This website is intended as a space for the community to reflect on history and share ideas for the future of the Blacktown Native Institution. We invite everyone to submit their stories using the contact forms on this website. If we intend to use your content on the website we will contact you by return email.

Please be respectful when submitting your ideas or stories. Note that we will not publish anything defamatory. Be mindful and respectful of others. This site is moderated by a web steering group consisting of the project partners.

If you don’t want to submit your story through our online form, please send hard copy mail to BNI Project c/o MCA, PO Box R1286, Royal Exchange NSW 1223 Australia or attend an Artist Camp in person. At the final Artist Camp in June we will have staff on hand to assist you with making digital copies of any material you bring along.


The Blacktown Native Institution project doesn’t own any of your original content you submit, such as any comments, photographs, video recordings, audio, drawings and music created by you (“Your Content”). By contributing to the BNI project you agree to grant the Blacktown Arts Centre, Urban Growth NSW and MCA Australia (the organisers) a non-exclusive licence that allows us to distribute and publish Your Content and publish your name. The copyright remains with you as the creator of Your Content ie. you still own the work and can publish it anywhere else you like, providing you own all parts of that content and are not infringing the intellectual property or other rights of a third party.

This is an open and respectful space to share images, videos, audio and text. If you need some inspiration to get started with your submission, check out NITV or ABC Open. Their articles can help with uploading your digital content or writing your first story. Feel free to email us at for further assistance or if you have any questions.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can. Very best, The Blacktown Native Institution Web Team.

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