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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

Artist In Profile - Judy O'Neill

Judy O’Neill is a Gamilaroi woman from Goodooga and  has lived in Orange since 1999.  She is a talented artist whose goal was to form a local group of indigenous and non-indigenous women who practice traditional and contemporary raffia weaving styles weekly and exhibit their creations. Read more

Marramarra Bulla wrap up

Marramarra Bulla was ArtsOutWest’s second regional showcase of Aboriginal arts. Held in Parkes in central NSW on Saturday November 17, it included a professional visual arts exhibition, two stage performances incorporating contemporary dance, music and film and a day of free community workshops. Read more

Royal Australian Navy Band in Hillston

Hillston Central School was treated to a special visit from the Royal Australian Navy Band (RANB) in late October as part of their collaboration with the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF). Read more

Street art activates Parkes High School

Parkes High School’s previously bland stairwell leading to the library has had a make-over street art style make-over thanks to a project funded by the Country Arts Support Program. Renowned Sydney street artist Andy Jumbo made his way to Parkes for two days in August to help 28 students from years from 7‐12 activate the space. The first step in the project was for students to meet with Dubbo artist Brigid Palin to create designs based on the key words from the school’s vision, motto, behaviour and literacy focus. ABC Open Central West’s Luke Wong helped students make short films and take photos of the process. Check out the Arts OutWest website for more information and images. Read more

Central West’s Look Art Talk project

Look Art Talk is the first Art and Alzheimers Program to be delivered in Central West NSW. The Look Art Talk pilot project will run for a six week period aiming to engage people with Dementia and their care-givers from the local Seymour Centre, Illumba Gardens, Macquarie Care Centre and St Catherine’s aged care facilities. The residents will undertake tours of the exhibitions and cultural activities Bathurst Regional Art Gallery providing social inclusion and intellectual stimulation which in turn act to promote wellbeing. Look Art Talk is based on a program that was developed by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York in 2006. This MoMA program was later taken up by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in 2007 through its Art and Alzheimers Program. Find out more on the Arts Out West website.
This pilot program is an initiative funded by the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and presented in partnership with Arts OutWest’s Arts and Health Program and Western NSW Local Health District. Read more

Digby Moran inspires with workshops

Bundjalung artist, Albert 'Digby' Moran, has led a series of painting workshops with local school students as part of his exhibition Bundjalung Dreaming at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina. Read more