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Byron Bay International Film Festival | Byron Bay – a Meeting Place for Innovative New Realities

Most film-lovers would be familiar with Weta Workshop, New Zealand’s world-leading design and effects facility behind the ground-breaking other-world settings and characters in films including Avatar, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Weta have also been deeply involved in developing content for the Magic Leap One, the upcoming Mixed Reality headset from one of the most well-funded start-ups in history, a technology that until now has been veiled in secrecy – and that most people know from the social media video of a whale breaching inside a basketball court. Read more

Mudgee's Sculptures in the Garden to Exhibit Biggest Ever Collection

Regional sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden has announced that this year will see an unprecedented amount of artists enter the exhibition. The annual two-day exhibition, being held at Rosby winery in Mudgee on the 6th and 7th of October, will have over 250 works for sale from exhibiting artists from right across Australia. Read more

2018 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize | Kendal Gear Announced as Winner of People's Choice Award

Lismore Regional Gallery visitors have spoken, and their take on the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize was that Kendal Gear's self-portrait was their winner. Since this national portrait prize opened at Lismore Regional Gallery 8 weeks ago, over 1,000 people have submitted an entry to the People’s Choice Award, which this year has been sponsored by Chandlers Betta Home Living, Lismore. Read more

Inaugural Youth Arts Symposium Set to Shake Up Australian Arts

Arts Front Under 30 (AFU30), a new national symposium, is bringing young artists from across the nation together in Newcastle, from 26–28 September 2018. Following a hugely successful public callout for participants, AFU30 will assemble a hundred artists under the age of 30, representing a diverse range of voices and experiences from across Australia. Read more

Runway Travel Bursary | Liveworks 2018

Runway are offering a travel bursary to support an artist/writer/curator from Regional New South Wales to attend Liveworks 2018 (18 – 28 October) and Writing for Experimental Performance Workshop (Saturday 27 October). Read more

Western Plains Cultural Centre | Submissions Now Open for HomeGround

Submissions are now being sought from artists wishing to take part in the HomeGround program (formerly Regional Art Space) at the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC), Dubbo. This program provides emerging regional artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a high profile exhibition space, to work with a professional curator to extend their practice and to benefit from mentoring sessions on a range of possible areas. Read more

Big Names for Mullum Music Festival's Opening Night Gala

Every year the hottest ticket in town at Mullum Music Festival is the Opening Night Gala. This separately ticketed event kicks off the festival in style on Thursday 15 November at the beautiful Civic Hall in Mullumbimby, NSW. Featuring short performances by top festival acts, the Opening Night Gala offers a thrilling taste of the wonders of the festival weekend to come. Read more