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River of Art Festival Wins Major Funding Support

As River of Art gears up for another exciting festival in 2017, Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced that this signature South Coast event has been awarded funding for the next three years under Destination NSW’s Flagship Event Fund. Read more

Archibald finalist to open exhibition in Bega

The Bega Valley’s rich history with portraiture winds up a notch later this month when the Shire plays host to the biggest and most famous art prize in Australia. The 2016 Archibald Prize opens at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery on March 24, one of only six galleries outside of Sydney to host the Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Read more

Booranga Writers' Centre | Rajith Savanadasa: Writer in Residence

Melbourne author Rajith Savanadasa is the March writer in residence at Booranga Writers’ Centre for 2017. Rajith was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Melbourne. He turned to creative writing in the final year of an engineering degree, which he followed up with the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. Read more

Arts OutWest & The Lachlan Health Service | Colour

A colouring in book has been produced for patients, visitors and staff at Parkes and Forbes Hospitals featuring work by artists from the NSW Central West. Called ‘Colour’ the free colouring-in book has been designed to provide a calming, mindful activity for those who spend time in hospital. Read more

Regional Festivals | Cementa17

After two hugely successful festival events, Cementa is back this April , offering an entirely free four-day showcase of independent and experimental arts spread across the New South Wales post industrial town of Kandos. Read more

South West Arts | The Passing Out Parade

The Passing Out Parade project aims to capture and celebrate the stories of men and women from the south-west of NSW, both past and present, that have participated in military service or provided support at home. Read more