Dharug Collective

January —
December 2024
Dharug Collective

Dharug Collective is a Custodian specific development program in Western Sydney, that begins with invitations to Dharug practitioners living On and Off Country.


Through a series of workshops, we will host space for participants to present conversations and ideas, with the aim of in a process of building relationships and development of practice. Utp has a 10 year aspiration for this practice development project.


  • Closed workshop sessions with invited Dharug practitioners to codesign a program of development
  • Identify practice development needs in key areas, e.g. writing, performance and visual art
  • Group mentoring and one-on-one mentoring
  • Starlight session at the Blacktown Native Institute site


Stay tuned for an announcement of participating artists.

The Dharug Collective is a part of a suite of year-long programs supporting First Nations-led experimental art. Utp’s 2024 provocation First and Last affirms our strong commitment to First Nations Peoples having the first and last word, now and into the future.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Cover image: Billy Bain, Studies of Athletes, 2019