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fRETfEST | Regional Song Contest Now Open

Australia's original Singer Songwriter Showcase ‘fRETfEST’ just opened entries for their Regional Song Contest 2018/2019 supported by Tanglewood Guitars. fRETfEST offers an entry point for entertainers to gain experience and exposure with live performances, career guidance, pre-production, recording services and music festival bookings. Read more

Artist with Disability Jeremy Hawkes Awarded $30k Create NSW 2018-19 Fellowship

Lismore-based artist with disability Jeremy Hawkes has been awarded a $30,000 2018/19 Creative Development Fellowship from Create NSW that will support him in completing studio based research and development, fund a residency at the Berlin Art Institute, see him attend national and international arts conferences and study at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Read more

Lights, Camera Action! Tropfest 2019 Opens for Entries

The world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest Australia, supported by foundation partner CGU Insurance is encouraging submissions from amateurs and pros alike. Filmmakers with a burning passion for storytelling are invited to enter their films, with submissions opening 17 October 2018. Read more

Mudgee's Sculptures in the Garden Exhibited its Biggest Ever Collection

Australia’s premier regional sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, was held at Rosby winery in Mudgee over the weekend with over 3,500 people attending the much-anticipated annual event, up a thousand people from last year. Special guest and revered patron of Australian art, Wendy Whiteley opened the exhibition, which showcased the largest ever collection of works with nearly 50% sold throughout the weekend. Read more

Varuna's Publisher Introduction Program 2019: A Pathway to Publication

Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? The Varuna Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, along with a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation with one of Varuna’s writing consultants. Read more

Mudgee's Sculptures in the Garden to Exhibit Biggest Ever Collection

Regional sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden has announced that this year will see an unprecedented amount of artists enter the exhibition. The annual two-day exhibition, being held at Rosby winery in Mudgee on the 6th and 7th of October, will have over 250 works for sale from exhibiting artists from right across Australia. Read more