REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tracey Callinan

Email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Phone 0418 618 688

 

ABORIGINAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Aleshia Lonsdale
Email alonsdale@csu.edu.au
Phone 0428 041 108
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Steven Cavanagh
Part-time: Tues, 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
PLATFORM ARTS HUB MANAGER
Heather Ferguson
Part time
Email platformblayney@gmail.com
Mobile 0423 411 865
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

CHAIRFran ChargeOberon

VICE CHAIR
Deb Bardon
Bathurst
SECRETARY
Margot Jolly
Forbes
TREASURER
Amanda Spalding
Orange
DIRECTOR
Madi Young
Orange
DIRECTOR
Carly Brown
Weddin
DIRECTOR
Adam Deusien
Bathurst
DIRECTOR
Maz Rees
Forbes
DIRECTOR
Zeke Shaw
Orange
DIRECTOR
Osla Thomason
Cabonne

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Bathurst Regional

Blayney Shire

Cabonne

Cowra Shire

Forbes Shire

Lachlan Shire

City of Lithgow

Oberon

Orange City

Parkes Shire

Weddin Shire

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

Virtual Art Snacks | An Arts OutWest Initiative

Arts OutWest is seeing uplifting results from its new program, Virtual Art Snacks, bringing the creative arts to aged-care residents.

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...