REGIONAL STAFF

 

ABORIGINAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Aleshia Lonsdale
Email alonsdale@csu.edu.au
Phone 0428 041 108

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Steven Cavanagh
Part-time: Wed, Thurs, Fri
Email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Maryanne Jaques
Part Time: Mon, Tues, Thurs
Email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

 

ARTS AND HEALTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Christine McMillan
Three days per week
Email christine.mcmillan@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

 

FINANCE OFFICER
Kathy Weekes
Part time: Tuesday and Friday mornings
Email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

  

PROJECTS AND RESEARCH OFFICER
Kate Smith
Part time
Email katesmith@csu.edu.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

 

ADMINISTRATION AND DATABASE
Max Wilson
Part time: Thursdays
Email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au
Phone 02 6338 4657

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY SUPPORT OFFICER
Patrick Coomey
Part time
Email 100milegroove@gmail.com
Mobile 0447 248 716

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR: Fran Charge, Oberon

VICE CHAIR: Deb Bardon, Bathurst
SECRETARY: Margot Jolly, Forbes
TREASURER: Amanda Spalding, Orange
DIRECTOR: Madi Young, Orange
ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR: Carly Brown, Weddin
DIRECTOR: Adam Deusien, Bathurst
DIRECTOR: Maz Rees, Forbes
DIRECTOR: Osla Thomason, Cabonne
DIRECTOR: Christine Weston, Cabonne

Arts OutWest also has an Advisory Council of representatives from contributing councils.

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Bathurst Regional

Blayney Shire

Cabonne

Cowra Shire

Forbes Shire

Lachlan Shire

City of Lithgow

Oberon

Orange City

Parkes Shire

Weddin Shire

Mid-Western Regional

 

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups This area cuts across the RAB areas of Arts Outwest, South West Arts, Outback Arts, Orana Arts, Arts North West and Murray Arts.  The Arts Outwest region is all Wiradjuri country.

  • 9,000 Aboriginal people live in the region (6% of the general area population). Highest concentration of Aboriginal people live in The Lachlan Valley and Wellington Shires
  • Wiradjuri Nation (largest in the region and possibly in NSW)
  • Paakantji Nation (sometimes spelt ‘Barkindji’ or ‘Parkinji)
  • Ngiyampaa Nation (sometimes spelt ‘Ngemba’)

Arts OutWest Aboriginal Arts Development

  • An Aboriginal Arts Development Officer has been employed at AOW since 2010 through funding from the Australian government’s Office for the Arts’ Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) and Indigenous Cultural Support (ICS) programs.  This position and the Aboriginal arts development program across the Central West is supported by a steering committee which includes elders and staff from aboriginal organisations. The program builds on the considerable activity across Wellington, Cowra, Kelso, Condobolin and Bathurst in 2008 and addresses one of the four key focus areas in AOW’s 2009 strategic plan.
  • Major highlights of the program include: the coordination of two regional events (the ‘Marramarra’ projects) which showcased Aboriginal visual arts, performance and culture from the region, the first held in Bathurst in 2011 and the second in Parkes in 2012; curating and organising a series of Aboriginal arts exhibitions in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Department of Environment and Heritage at the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery which opened in 2013 at the Hartley Historic Site near Lithgow; incorporation of Aboriginal arts into AOW’s arts and health program; and an Aboriginal contemporary dance project in Condobolin and Cowra which has led to dancers selected for the NAISDA full-time training program.

Festivals

  • 2007 River Dreaming Festival, Bathurst
  • 2011 Marramarra, Bathurst
  • 2102 Marramarra Bulla, Parkes

Aboriginal Arts Organisations and Programs

  • Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Aboriginal Performing Arts Program
  • Burralgang Aboriginal Dance
  • Wiradjuri Artists Group and Western Weavers, Condobolin
  • Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation, Condoblin
  • Desert Pea Media
  • Kejole Art Studio, Lake Cargelligo
  • Orana Aboriginal Corporation
  • Red Dust Creations- Peak Hill
  • Aboriginal Land Councils
  • Directory of arts organisations and practitioners

MARKS IN TIME: EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH JAQ DAVIES

Immerse yourself in a full day experimental drawing workshop with artist Jaq Davies. Inspired by Jaq Davies’ exhibition Marks in Time students will be guided through the playful exploration of spontaneous mark making using a range of drawing techniques and media....

POSITION AVAILABLE | ARTS OUTWEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Arts OutWest are looking for an Executive Director to work with their communities and lead the organisation into its next phase of development. Applications close 31st Jan, 2022.

Accessible Marketing & Communications Workshop

Workshops will run for approximately 90 minutes each. Be sure to get your tickets for the November 19th workshop as the October workshop has already sold out!

Kangaroo by Miranda Gott

Supported by Arts OutWest, Kangaroo is a gothic tale about regional and personal isolation, taking a fundamentally Australian outlook on people and their diverse experiences in life. Written by Miranda Gott, Kangaroo tells the story of three strangers, whose fates are...

Funding confirmed for Live and Kicking

Funding has been officially confirmed for Arts OutWest's 12-month long Live and Kicking program. The program will be region-wide and focus on live, local and original music with the aim to build a touring circuit and support venues that have a commitment to live music...