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Posted 8 months Ago

Dancing with ‘The New Normal’

This article was written by Kate R. Allman for Runway Journal.   Days before artists, arts administrators, council workers and community members gathered in Wagga Wagga for Artstate 2020, the NSW government announced its plans to defund Regional Arts NSW. This announcement came just shy of the 75th birthday for the…

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Posted 9 months Ago

Technology means disability is no longer invisible, but it’s not enough

Article by Gina Fairly, via ArtsHub. Award-winning writer, Wongaiibon woman, and wheelchair user Gayle Kennedy put her own unique spin on the Artstate Wagga Wagga theme of Walking Together, in her keynote speech. Not mincing words, Kennedy said flatly: ‘In the space of a short few months you have shown your hand – it…

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Posted 9 months Ago

Regional excellence won’t take second place to a pandemic

Article by Gina Fairly via Artshub.  ‘Walking Together’ and ‘Shaping Tomorrow’ are placards pitched perfectly for a 2020 conversation, and yet these themes were well in place for Artstate Wagga Wagga before we even muttered the word pandemic. The annual conference and arts program will present its fourth and final edition…

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Posted 11 months Ago

Tickets on sale for Artstate 2020

Registrations are now on sale for Artstate Wagga Wagga – the fourth and final Artstate! However, as we navigate the continuously changing world in which we live and the restrictions in place around gatherings, social distancing and events, we wish to advise that this year’s Artstate will look a little different…

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Posted 12 months Ago

Artstate Program Launches for the Fourth and Final Time

Regional Arts NSW has today launched the program for the fourth and final iteration of Artstate – an arts showcase and conference to be held in Wagga Wagga from 5 – 8 November 2020.     The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre hosted the small, Covid-safe launch event that was livestreamed…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Artstate Tamworth Video is now live!

We are excited to have the highlights from Artstate Tamworth now live and available in video form. Produced by videographer Harry Burke, the Artstate Tamworth video cleverly captures the artistic talents and Kamilaroi culture that was present during the wonderful 4 days of Artstate 2019. Click below to enjoy the…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Artstate Heads to Wagga Wagga in 2020

ARTSTATE HEADS TO WAGGA WAGGA IN 2020 Wagga Wagga has been announced as the host city for Artstate 2020, a celebration of excellence in Arts and Culture in Regional NSW presented by Regional Arts NSW and Eastern Riverina Arts. NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts, the Hon. Ben…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Be a Part of Artstate Tamworth with Artstate Fringe & Regional

Image: Tim Fry, Eco Villa and Modern Relic, from The Outpost exhibition, Artstate Lismore 2017. Artists, arts groups, and organisations are invited to submit their event for the Artstate Fringe and Artstate Regional progams. Arts and cultural events scheduled in Tamworth between 31 October – 3 November 2019 are encouraged…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Regional Arts NSW announces program for Artstate Tamworth

    Regional Arts NSW announces Artstate Tamworth Program at event held at Australian Museum, Sydney  Regional Arts NSW has announced the program for Artstate Tamworth, a four-day event that will transform Tamworth into a bustling arts hub from 31st October to 3rd November 2019.  Artstate is a four-year program…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Artstate Event Launched in Tamworth

On Thursday 23 May at the Tamworth Regional Gallery, Regional Arts NSW launched the event that will be coming to Tamworth 31st October to 3rd November, 2019. Artstate Tamworth is the third iteration of a four year program to build on conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts…

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Posted 2 years Ago

Artstate Tamworth | Call for Papers

Regional Arts NSW is extending a call for papers as part of the speakers program at Artstate Tamworth. Responding to the themes of On Country – In Country or Arts in the Age of Uncertainty your proposal may take the form of a panel, a presentation or hands-on workshop. Sessions will be one and…

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