REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kerry-Anne Jones
Email eo@southwestarts.com.au
Mobile 0428 886 438

ADMINISTRATION AND PROJECTS OFFICER
Booke Doughty
Email promo@southwestarts.com.au 
Mobile 0456 461 446

BOOK KEEPER
Lyn Ho
Email finance@southwestarts.com.au 

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR: Rowena Jackson
DEPUTY CHAIR: Ian Tully
SECRETARY: Narelle Whitham, Disability advocate
TREASURER: Ray Davy, Corporate/ HR
DIRECTOR: Raymond Woods, Indigenous representative
DIRECTOR: Jan Renwick
DIRECTOR: Airlie Circuitt
DIRECTOR: Hank van Apeldoorn
DIRECTOR: Michelle Cobb
DIRECTOR: Brian Moore
C0-OPTED MEMBER: Jenny Turner

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Balranald Shire

Berrigan Shire

Carrathool Shire

Hay Shire

Edward River

Murray River

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups
At the time of the 2016 census, 3 LGAs had percentages of the population above the average (5.5% in NSW outside Greater Sydney) that identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander – Balranald (8.7%), Carrathool (8%) and Hay (6%). The other three LGAs in the region had a combined percentage of 3.2%. Due to the large geographical nature of the region, the Aboriginal population distribution is vast.

The region is home to a large number of Indigenous cultural, clan and language groups including but not limited to:

  • Wiradjuri

     

  • Nari Nari
  • Yitha Yitha
  • Madi Madi
  • Wadi Wadi
  • Wemba Wemba
  • Baraba Baraba
  • Yorta Yorta
  • Dadi Dadi

Significantly the region is home to:

  • the largest Indigenous Protection Area in southeast Australia, and home of the Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan people. The 22,373 ha property of Mawonga includes 15 shelters with rock art, ancient campsites and scarred trees and provides critical habitat for 23 threatened species.

     

  • Mungo National Park, cared for by three traditional owner groups, the Paakantii, Ngyiampaa and Mutthi Mutthi people that have walked these tradional lands for at least 45,000 years.
  • The internationally significant Ramsar wetlands and Indigenous heritage sites along the Edwards and Murray rivers incorporating the Central Murray State Forests of Millewa, Perriccota and Werai.

Indigenous Arts Organisations

  • Hay Aboriginal Lands Council
  • Hay Aboriginal Corporation Community Working Party
  • Nari Nari Tribal Council
  • Deniliquin Aboriginal Land Council
  • Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Deniliquin
  • Balranald Aboriginal Land Council
  • Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd
  • Moama Aboriginal Land Council
  • Bridge Arts Project Committee Echuca Moama
  • Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
  • Cummeragunja Aboriginal Lands Council
  • Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation Roto
  • Hillston Aboriginal Corporation
  • Lake Cargellico Lands Council

THE END FM TO HIT THE ROAD THANKS TO NEW FUNDING

South West Arts and The End FM will be taking to the road with a mobile broadcast and digital production facility thanks to new funding.

WORKSHOPS AT EDWARD RIVER ART SOCIETY

Edward River Art Society conduct regular art workshops for those interested in visual arts, photography and new techniques.

COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) | SOUTH WEST ARTS

South West Art is currently offering individual artists, arts groups, organisations and community organisations access to a Country Arts Support Program to support arts activities, professional development and projects within the South West Arts service region. This...