REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jane Fuller
jane@artsnorthernrivers.com.au

 

PROJECT MANAGER
Imbi Davidson
part time: Tuesday – Friday
Email imbi@artsnorthernrivers.com.au
Phone (02) 6621 4433
INDIGENOUS ARTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Kylie Caldwell
Email kylie@artsnorthernrivers.com.au
Phone 02 6621 4433
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Ingrid Wilson
Part-Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Email ingrid@artsnorthernrivers.com.au
Phone 02 6621 4433
ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR
Phoebe Rose
Part-time: Wednesday- Friday
Email info@artsnorthernrivers.com.au
Phone 02 6621 4433

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR
Elly Bird
Lismore Representative
DEPUTY CHAIR
Ruth Tsitimbinis
Kyogle Representative
TREASURER
Wayne Halcrow
Co-opted Member
DIRECTOR
Jan Hackett
Byron Shire Representative
DIRECTOR
Jeanette Martin
Byron Shire Alternative Representative
DIRECTOR
Debrah Novak
Clarence Valley Representative
DIRECTOR
Chris White
Kyogle Alternative Representative
DIRECTOR
Hayley Hancock
Richmond Valley Representative
DIRECTOR
Jill Lyons
Richmond Valley Alternative Representative

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Byron Shire

Clarence Valley Shire

Richmond Valley

Kyogle

Lismore City

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups

  • Over 10,000 Aboriginal people live in the region (4% of the general area population)
  • Highest concentration of Aboriginal people live in the Clarence Valley and Tweed Shires
  • Region is populated by the Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr people

Arts Northern Rivers Aboriginal Arts Development

  • In 2005, Bundjalung artist Albert Digby Moran convened a regional forum of approximately 30 Indigenous artists which led to the establishment of a regional Indigenous Artists Advisory Group (IAAG).  The group worked with ANR to establish a sustainable Aboriginal visual arts industry in the region.
  • In 2008 ANR employed an Indigenous Arts Development Officer (IADO) through funding from the Department of Communications Information and Technology (DCITA, then Department of Environment Water Heritage and the Arts, DEHWA) and the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).  This position assisted artists to develop their professional art practice and provide outreach support for artists in remote communities and continues to be supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.
  • In April 2010, the IAAG became incorporated under the Aboriginal Corporation Act as the Rivers of Art Corporation (RoAAC) with continued support from ANR and the 3 Rivers Aboriginal Arts Space as the Indigenous Business Arts Centre with exhibition, studio and workshop space.  This Centre no longer operates and the Indigenous Arts Development Officer has adopted an outreach role across the region, working in partnership with local Indigenous artists and organisations to build capacity and become artistically and commercially more competitive.
  • Recent highlights of the ANR Indigenous arts development program include the production of four Artists’ books by four Indigenous artists in the Northern Rivers region, each unique and featuring a different artistic medium and the Bundjalang project tracing traditional mark-making in the region.

Festivals

  • Boomerang Festival, Byron Bay

Aboriginal Arts Organisations

Art on Bundjalung Market | EOI now open

Arts Northern Rivers are welcoming EOI from First Nations artists to take part in the Art on Bundjalung Market on December 4, 2021.

Creative Recovery Project Underway In Rappville

Arts Northern Rivers is delivering a creative recovery project in Rappville, located in the Richmond Valley. The project was developed as a response to the 2019 bushfires and has initiated opportunities for residents of Rappville and surrounds to their stories, engage...

Arts Northern Rivers announce Volunteer Museums Project (VAMP) Artist In Residency Participants

Arts Northern Rivers have announced the successful museum recipients and participating artists for the inaugural Volunteer Museums Project (VAMP) – Artist in Residency Program. With the aim to create connections between regional, volunteer-run museums and Indigenous...