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Look What Just Popped Up

Pop-ups seem to be everywhere at the moment. Regional Arts NSW interviewed Pop-Up Parramatta's Creative Broker, Merryn Spencer, (formerly of Orana Arts) as part of a series of interviews that will be featured on this website on pop-up shops, space activation and the creative scene's engagement with this movement. Read more

Sweet Dreams

The creative potential of people with disability was on show at the Sweet Dreams event in Bathurst last week. Over the past months, dancers, storytellers, artists and musicians have been awakened through the Sweet Dreams project, a series of creative workshops in Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange for adults with a disability. Read more

Artist in Profile > Loren-Jade Ryan

You would be hard pressed to find a 19-year-old as positive as Loren-Jade Ryan. She's a sassy, little miss sunshine. Hailing from the Australian country music scene heartland, Tamworth, this talented, Aboriginal singer and has already enjoyed huge career highlights, performing with Troy Cassar-Daley, and appearing at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival. Read more

A Taste for the Radical

In 1863, Ben Hall (‘the gentleman bushranger’) seized the town of Canowindra. The story goes that his gang held the entire township hostage at the local pub for three days and, with the local policeman locked away in the prison cell, proceeded to entertain them with food, wine and song. Read more

Artist In Profile > Alison Page

If you haven’t already encountered Alison Page, that would be a surprise. She appeared for eight years as a regular panellist on the ABC show, The New Inventors. Read more

Finding the Tipping Point

Vic McEwan established The Cad Factory in 2005 in Sydney before it moved to regional NSW in 2010. Based in the Western Riverina, the remote studio runs artist residencies and produces work which puts a “spotlight on remote Australian landscapes and the communities that exist within them”. Read more

Artist Profile > The Ronalds

Photographers, The Ronalds, live on a half-acre block in the Eastern Riverina. Patrick and Shannon have added their own quirky touches to make a creative haven from which they live and work. Read more

Interview with Thorsten Kaeding from NFSA

Grafton Regional Art Gallery is currently showing a cutting edge mixed-media exhibition which forms part of a collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and partner galleries. Read more