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Regional Arts Australia Showcase Opens at Parliament House

On Wednesday 5 March, Regional Arts Australia’s inaugural National Visual Arts Showcase, with the theme of Place and Practice, was formally opened at Parliament House in Canberra by the Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC. Read more

Where He Stands | Michael O'Dwyer's Menindee

Menindee is the oldest European settlement in Western NSW and served as the site of a base camp for the historic Burke and Wills expedition. It was while in this desert town, where temperatures regularly soar into the road-shimmering forties, that the doomed expedition team splintered, and "the Cup" referred to in Banjo Patterson's perennial poem, The Man From Snowy River, historically took place. Read more

Shari Finds Her Place in Curating

Meet Shari Lett – the new intern at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Story via Deadly Vibe Shari is a freelance exhibition curator and she believes that art has the ability of art to transform lives. Read more

Mudgee Underground Wants YOU

 It's time to go underground. A new arts group in Mudgee is shaking up the arts scene there. Holly Manning talks to Regional Arts NSW about the guerrilla arts group, Mudgee Underground, and their big plans for 2014. Read more

Minimal Effort | Expect the Unexpected

Dubbo’s newest arts space, the Fire Station Arts Centre, was recently the venue for the first performance of Minimal Effort, the latest project of artist, Joseph Simons, combining dance and physical theatre in an hour performance of unexpected dance and improvisation. Read more

Ruth Maddison | Artspace Residency Update

In June this year, Eden photographer, Ruth Maddison was awarded the inaugural Artspace Residency for an artist living in regional NSW. Now, with 3 weeks to go, she has almost completed the residency, Estelle Pigot caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to in her time in Sydney. Read more

Over His Head | Alex Wisser's Hill End Hole

"The more he thought, the less he understood. And so the boy stopped thinking and put all his energy into digging the hole."   - 'The Wind-Up Bird' by Haruki Murakami Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) run an Artist in Residence program at Haefligers Cottage, in Hill End, 84 kilometres from Bathurst, since 1994. Read more

Wallaby Trending | Claudine Thornton

In this year’s Shoot the Chef photography competition, two Southern Highlands photographers were featured amongst the finalists.  Editorial and lifestyle photographer, Claudine Thornton entered her controversial photograph of Alex Thomas and was chosen in the finalists bringing the spotlight to this thriving photography scene, once again. Read more