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Deadly Art on display at 50 Belmore

Four Indigenous artworks on easels in a corporate foyer

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and reflect on how we can all work towards achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

To mark National Reconciliation Week 2024, we invited First Nations students from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School’s Deadly Arts program to produce a series of artworks for exhibition in the foyer of our head office in Penrith.  

Renowned for their exceptional talent and cultural contributions, Nepean’s Deadly Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to express themselves in authentic and innovative visual ways across a multitude of media.

Providing an opportunity for students to connect with their cultural identity and ancestral connections through art, Nepean’s Deadly Arts program highlights the diverse and vibrant array of Deadly Arts practiced within the school, nurturing a deeper connection to culture and heritage within our community.  

Close up detail of Indigenous artwork of a boomerang

The program also aims to develop cultural ambassadorship and promote the public profiling of First Nation art practices within the wider community. 

Deadly Arts will be on display at 50 Belmore St, Penrith to celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 11 June). 

Deadly Arts is an initiative of Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, in association with the NSW Department of Education. 

Jennifer Westacott AO, Chair of the Western Parkland City Authority said: 

Western Sydney is home to one of the largest and most diverse populations of First Nations peoples in any region in Australia.   

The Authority committed to genuine and thoughtful action towards reconciliation in Western Sydney, giving a stronger voice to First Nations peoples, growing economic participation and supporting connection to Country. 

Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises the commencement of our reconciliation journey.” 

We are in awe of the artworks the Deadly Arts students have produced and we’re honoured to have them on exhibition in our foyer for the wider Western Sydney community to enjoy.