New Aboriginal Arts Development Officer For RANSW03.03.2014
Anthony Walker has been appointed to the position of Aboriginal Arts Development Officer at Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) and will take up his appointment on 5 March. Most recently, Anthony was the Indigenous Arts Development Officer at Arts Northern Rivers where he was part of the growing network of regional Aboriginal Arts Development Officers funded by the Australian Government’s Ministry for the Arts.
These officers are based in the regional arts boards in NSW where they provide support for local Aboriginal artists to further develop their practice, assist their progress to a professional arts career and to develop opportunities to help create new audiences for NSWl Aboriginal artists’ work.
Anthony’s role at RANSW will build on the work he has done for Arts Northern Rivers, providing advice and support for his regional colleagues as well as taking the lead in RANSW projects including the partnerships with Corroboree’s Black Arts Market and the Birrang Aboriginal dance initiative.
Anthony is an Aboriginal man (Yiman/Gurreng Gurreng) who grew up in the Byron Bay area. With a successful visual arts practice he is also interested in the performing arts as well as building a career in arts management. He was selected to participate in the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership program at the National Gallery of Australia last year.
“When Anthony advised us that he was moving to Sydney we jumped at the opportunity to ask him to fill this vacant position. His experience as being part of the regional network and the respect in which he is held by his colleagues, his continuing success as a practising artist and his deep understanding of the challenges of working in a regional context make him an ideal person to continue to deliver this key priority area for RANSW” said CEO, Elizabeth Rogers.
Media enquiries: Elizabeth Rogers 0412 099 935