REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Catherine Farry
Email rado@westdarlingarts.com.au
Mobile 0487 903 507

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Kelly Leonard
Email aao@westdarlingarts.com.au
Mobile 0448 545 356

PROJECT OFFICER
Jo Crase
Email projects@westdarlingarts.com.au
Mobile 0429 185 108

 

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR: Kathryn Graham
DIRECTOR: Annette Herd
DIRECTOR: Barbara Quayle
DIRECTOR: Cheryl Blore
DIRECTOR: Darren Parker
DIRECTOR: Deb Hunt
DIRECTOR: Jason King
DIRECTOR: Jess Picken
DIRECTOR: Marion Browne

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Broken Hill City

Central Darling Shire

Wentworth Shire

NSW Department of Lands for the Unincorporated Areas

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups

  •  2,700 Aboriginal people live in the region (approximately 14.5% of the general area population)
  • The highest concentration of Aboriginal people live in Wilcannia
  • The Murdi Paaki Region comprises the whole of Western NSW, from the Victoria to Queensland borders. Communities serviced include: Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Collarenebri, Coonamble, Enngonia, Goodooga, Gulargambone, Ivanhoe, Lightning Ridge, Menindee, Walgett, Weilmoringle, Wentworth, Wilcannia
  • Aboriginal people make up a significant percentage of the region’s population; over 50% in some areas. The Aboriginal population is growing, while the overall population levels are in decline
  • Aboriginal unemployment in Murdi Paaki region, at 23.9%, is nearly three times the non-Aboriginal rate. Individual income of Aboriginal people in Murdi Paaki is 25% lower, on average, than non-Aboriginal people

Indigenous Arts Organisations

  • Wilcannia Art Centre

COUNTRY ARTS SUPPORT PROGRAM (CASP) | WEST DARLING ARTS

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program funded by Create NSW and managed by Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs). It has the following objectives:  grow creative leadership and programming excellence in NSW  strengthen NSW...

ENTRIES OPEN | PRO HART OUTBACK ART PRIZE

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an acquisitive competition showcasing work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.