REGIONAL STAFF

ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Susan Reid

Email director@murrayarts.org.au

Phone 02 6021 5034

Mobile 0412 126 391

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – ON PARENTAL LEAVE

Alyce Fisher
Currently on Maternity Leave
Phone 02 6021 5034

 

ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Nat Ord
part time (3 days p/ week)
Email comms@murrayarts.org.au
Phone (02) 6021 5034

BOOKKEEPER

Rod Bramich
Email info@murrayarts.org.au
Phone (02) 6021 5034

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR, SECRETARY, PUBLIC OFFICER
Tahni Froudist
Arts Manager & Creative Producer
DEPUTY CHAIR
Diane Shepheard
Indigo Shire representative on Strategic Advisory Council
TREASURER
David Thurley
Albury City representative on Strategic Advisory Council
DIRECTOR
Richard Hull
DIRECTOR
Donna Caffrey
DIRECTOR
Rachel Gadd
DIRECTOR
David Gordon

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

AlburyCity

Federation

Greater Hume

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups

  • Approximately 1.5% of the general area population identify as Aboriginal.
  • Albury Wodonga area was known as Bungambrawatha (“homeland”) by the Wiradjuri people who first settled here. It was changed in 1838 to Albury, while Wodonga (“bulrushes”) retains its Indigenous name.
  • This region is divided by the Murray River and has a strong history of Aboriginal ownership, with connections to the following Aboriginal Nations of Waveroo, Minjambuta, Dhudhoroa, Bpangerang, Yorta Yorta, Jethi Yaithmathang and Wiradjuri.

Aboriginal Arts Development

Aboriginal Arts Development is a key priority for Murray Arts and the organisation continues to be at the forefront in this sector with a core funding commitment to the ongoing employment of our Aboriginal Arts Officer and the employment of an Aboriginal Arts Curator. The Aboriginal Arts Curator – Emerging is a new role made possible with secured funding for 18 months from the Create NSW Aboriginal Employment Fund.

Murray Arts facilitates a strong Aboriginal Artists Network and supports an ongoing engagement with local councils, advocating for Aboriginal artists on various initiatives. Murray Arts supports a NAIDOC preschool program and employs local Aboriginal artists to deliver an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience to preschools, across the Murray Arts region to acknowledge NAIDOC week. Each year Murray Arts organises an annual exhibition of local Aboriginal artworks. Murray Arts supports a road trip to Sydney for the Black Arts Market. It is a valuable opportunity to make new contacts, network professionally and promote further sales opportunities for burraja gallery Aboriginal artists.

burraja gallery offers a genuine, authentic connection to local Aboriginal artists, offering a space to market, showcase and sell their work. It is the only dedicated local Aboriginal Art Gallery. Our definition of local is: lives, works and or connects with the Murray Arts footprint.

Aboriginal Arts Organisations

  • Burraja Indigenous Cultural and Environmental Discovery Centre, Gateway Island Wodonga
  • Wickman Gallery is a commercial Aboriginal Art Gallery, selling Australian Aboriginal artworks in Albury

Aboriginal Arts Festivals

  • NAIDOC Week events, celebrations and activities are held across all six LGAs

Return of the North East Water Aboriginal Acquisitional Art Prize

North East Water has again partnered with Murray Arts and Burraja Gallery to showcase artwork from more than a dozen artists during National Water Week.

Regional Arts NSW Appoints Four New Board Directors

Following the RANSW Annual General Meeting on 14 April, four new Directors have been appointed to the Board of Regional Arts NSW (RANSW) – the peak body and support agency for arts and cultural development in regional NSW. In welcoming the new Directors Julie Briggs,...