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Regional Conference on Art in Public Spaces


Eastern Riverina Arts and Western Riverina Arts present the annual DREAM BIG Conference, a one day event set to inspire and inform you about Art in Public Spaces, this Friday 30th August.

Whether you are an artist wondering how you might make the leap into public art or a Council considering a public art trail or a large-scale commission, Dream Big will encourage big ideas and provide practical solutions to make public art projects a reality in your town.

The conference has been designed for:

  • anyone involved in cultural, community and economic development
  • artists and art groups
  • tourism operators, progress associations, and community groups

Attendees are invited to submit ideas for one of 6 slots to pitch an idea, present a previous project, or offer a solution. You will have 5 minutes and 5 slides to put your idea out there for feedback from our speakers, the crowd. (Contact Scott below for registration.)

Dream Big is an opportunity to spend a day listening to a range of speakers who have been there and done it before – whether its a large-scale projects or a grass-roots idea that just couldn’t be stopped.

Projects featured will range from small regional community initiatives to projects of national significance with the focus always on making it relevant to the here and now.



Fiona Foley: is a contemporary Aboriginal artist from Badtjala, Fraser Island, Queensland and is amongst Australia’s most significant and experienced Public Artists. In 2008 she was commissioned to make six art installations that form the Bluewater Trail.

Wendy Hee: is currently the Cultural Development Officer at Waverley Council. Wendy has heavily involved in the development and implementation of Waverly Council’s  Arts Plus Plan and the Public Art in the Private Domain Guidelines.



  • The Nuts & Bolts of Public Art Commissions
  • Public Art and its role in Cultural Tourism
  • The Wisdom of the Crowd (interactive)

Hosted in Lockhart (a half hour drive west of Wagga Wagga), the town is creative hub in the Riverina, home to the Spirit of the Land Festival and the National Farm Art Prize.




WHEN: Friday, 30 August 2013

TICKETS: Book here

NOTES: Registration from 9:30am / Begins at 10:00 am

ENQUIRES: Scott Howie (Eastern Riverina Arts)

(02) 69216890 /