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Artstate Lismore Launched at Australian Museum

Today at The Australian Museum, Regional Arts NSW announced the program for the inaugural Artstate NSW, a four-day event that will welcome an anticipated 200 arts industry delegates from 30th November to 3rd December 2017. Read more

New Indigenous Filmmaking Initiative 'RAW' Launches

Indigenous filmmakers aged 18-35 can now apply for RAW, a new initiative that will develop skills through the production of a TV pilot that will be pitched to Australia’s ABC. The initiative is backed by industry celebrated Leah Purcell and Wayne Blair as Mentors and Executive Producers. Read more

South East Arts | National Writers Celebrate Aboriginal Literature on the Far South Coast

A two-day forum celebrating Aboriginal writers and stories will be held at Jigamy (Eden, NSW) on 1–2 July 2017. The Giiyong Writers’ Forum will explore and showcase the diverse nature of Indigenous writing within Australia and encourage local writers to tell their stories, as well as building a new audience for future events at Jigamy, particularly the Giiyong Festival happening in September 2018. Read more

New Indigenous Festival Announced in South East Arts Region

In September 2018 the Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. It will be the region’s first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, literature, music, film, theatre, food, sport, workshops and cultural tours. Read more

Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award launches for 2017

Entries for the Grafton Regional Gallery’s 2017 Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award (CVIAA) are now open. The CVIAA aims to promote contemporary Indigenous art of the North Coast of New South Wales and develop the collection of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art held by the Grafton Regional Gallery. Read more