Regional champion Sheena Boughen has been awarded the Creative Parterships Australia 2017 Arts Leadership Award for her outstanding and innovative work in the sector, alongside three other industry leaders. Read more
The Northern Rivers is a region of villages, most with a hall that lay at their heart. To celebrate and revitalise these spaces and their histories, Arts Northern Rivers delivered a region-wide season of contemporary arts events in seven community halls during 2016. Read more
The Orange Regional Conservatorium will proudly host the Australian String Quartet with guest artist Slava Grigoryan this Friday 26th May. Presenting a full and exciting program in what will be their only regional NSW performance. Read more
A once flourishing cement works town, Kandos (pop. 1,200) is located 3.5 hours from Sydney between the towns of Lithgow and Mudgee. The town owes its existence to the plentiful supplies of limestone and coal in the region, which supported the former cement plant up until its closure in 2012. Read more
Emerging artist Kim Bagot-Hiller brings her background as a scientist to her keen observations of Australian native flora in a new exhibition Point of Difference running April 19 - May 21, 2017 at the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. Read more
The Calleen Art Award encourages originality, creativity and artistic excellence. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style established in 1977 by Patricia Fagan OAM. The winner of the 2017 Calleen Art Award will receive $20,000 in prize money made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust and the winning work will become part of the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Read more
The NSW Government awarded three $50,000 NSW Regional Arts Fellowships to three artists at the ARTLANDS conference Big Shed Dinner in Dubbo.
Former Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant congratulated this year’s recipients, Bega choreographer Lee Pemberton, Sandigo artist and curator Sarah McEwan, and Muttama-based electronic artist Dr David Burraston. Read more