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ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 LAUNCHES WITH SOUL

ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 is a four-day conference and festival launched yesterday by Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, at the Sydney Opera House under the tagline, “Part Conference, Part Festival, All Arts.” Early bird registrations for the Conference are now open.

This biennial event will feature national and international keynote speakers and panels, facilitated forums, workshops, and discussions surrounding three key themes within the arts sector: Regeneration, Connectedness and Emergence. Each theme will explore contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities through research, exploration, debate and collaboration.

Complimenting the conference is the ARTLANDS Festival that will feature a line-up of artists and performers never seen together in regional NSW right on the streets of Dubbo. Curated by festival director, Greg Pritchard, the program will include musicians Heath Cullen, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Dave Mason & Brendan Gallagher and Radical Son. Internationally acclaimed Curator Djon Mundine will curate a new exhibition of work by regional NSW Aboriginal artists, Old Land New Marks, and regional physical theatre companies, FLiNG and Lingua Franca will perform their latest works.

Presented by peak organisations Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts NSW and supported by Dubbo City Council, the NSW and Commonwealth Governments, ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 is the must-attend event for artists and arts workers living and working in regional Australia.

The regional city of Dubbo is located 600kms west of Sydney and its 40,000-plus residents are preparing to host 1,000 conference delegates and festival-goers, showcasing the city’s taste and enthusiasm for the arts in all its forms. The ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 program information and tickets are available at artlands.com.au

Dates: 27 to 30 October 2016

Where: Dubbo, NSW

Bookings: artlands.com.au

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