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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

Arts North West | Rivers to Ridges

Arts North West, through their Aboriginal Culture Support Program, has visited Tenterfield to record stories of Elders as a part of a series of documentaries for Rivers to Ridges, and the stories in between project. The project is funded by the Federal Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts Program. Read more

Arts OutWest | Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery Artist Callout

Arts OutWest are currently looking for artists to exhibit and sell work at Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery at the Hartley Historic Site. The gallery, a joint initiative with National Parks and Wildlife Service, sells arts and cultural products made by Aboriginal artists and craftspeople. Read more