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Fulcrum, Flux and Flow - Early Bird Registrations Extended

Art is work shaping the edges of culture. Australians thrive on the edges of our country. Regional Australia lies beyond the fringes of our towns, across our nation’s and our neighbour’s, borders, beaches straits, seas and coasts.  Arts & Edges is all about exploring these ideas for the benefit of the Australian art and cultural sector. 

– Ben Fox, Artistic Director of the Arts & Edges Summit (taken from

Early bird registrations for the Regional Arts Australia Summit, Arts and Edges, in Kalgoorlie have been extended to 18 August.

The summit, to be held from 16- 19 October, presents the opportunity to be immersed in a creative and professional development experience in one of the most iconic regional centres of Australia.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include MONA FOMA curator, Brian Ritchie; Artistic Director,Opera Queensland, and former chair of Regional Arts NSW,Lindy Hume; Lead Curator of Bunjilaka, Genevieve Grieves as well as other exciting presenters who excel in their practice.

The themes for Arts and Edges, Fulcrum, Flux and Flowwere created for the event by the Artistic Director, Ben Fox, a performer, designer and artistic director who delights in outdoor theatre, interactive spectacle and social practice. They are designed to shape the tone of conversation, ideas and work produced for and from the Summit.

The Fulcrum topic explores the myths, stories, languages and culture that underpin the regional arts sector. Flux considers rapid changes and thinking in an altering environment, the challenges these might pose to the arts and the opportunities they create, and Flow reflects cultural transition in transient locations.

‘When we look at Arts  and Edges the idea is that it’s a bit of a provocation, if you’re in the middle of something then who is at the edges?’ Fox told ABC Goldfields. ‘In Kalgoorlie we’re on the edge of the Great Western Woodlands, the edge of the Central Desert, the edge of the Superpit, but Kalgoorlie is at the centre of a whole lot of different worlds and ideas and ways of thinking.’

The stories of Kalgoorlie-Border, conversation around the themes and tips to make the most of the Summit experience continue to develop across digital platforms in the lead-up. Tweeting and Instagramming has begun, with the #raasummit #fungoorlie hashtags revealing local characters while blogging is happening with gusto by the team behind the event, Country Arts WA.  You can follow the news here.

The Early Bird benefits include:

  • Savings on the ticket price of up to $527
  • Go into the draw to win a gold nugget
  • Have first option on scheduling your program
  • Discounts on Summit merchandise
  • Increase savings by registering three or more people at once and receive an additional 10% off (aside from the presenter category)

Be quick to take advantage of these prices and benefits by registering now!