Saturday 7 November

8:00am – 8:45am

Registrations and coffee / tea on arrival

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Auditorium Doors Open

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

8:30am – 9:00am

9:00am – 1:00pm

Keynotes and Panels

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Keynote Visualising complexity

9:10am – 9:40am

Dr Erica Seccombe

Erica will discuss her practice in context of collaboration and interdisciplinary practice exploring scientific methods of visualisation using 3D and 4D Micro-computed X-ray Tomography. A continuing theme arising in her work is the complex human relationships we have with nature and our natural environments, whether through social, cultural, or technological factors. Presenting her recent work, including Metamorphosis, (2016) which visualises a pupating maggot before it transforms into a fly, she will discuss her own experiences and concerns as an artist of living at this time of uncertainty where human activity has a dominant influence on the environment and climate.

Panel Multi-disciplinary Co-Creation: Combining Creative Arts & Science

9:45am – 10:45am

Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Andrew Hagan

Bernard Higgins

Moderated by Tracey Callinan

Where does the arts fit into the world of Extended Reality? Extended Reality is immersive technology encompassing Augmented Reality (objects and information are overlaid in the real world), Virtual Reality (users are immersed in a simulated digital environment) and Mixed Reality (where digital and real-world objects exist). This panel will reveal how these technologies help us blend virtual and real worlds, moving from story telling to story living and creative uses of this technology across different disciplines to create tomorrow’s world.

Morning Tea

10:45am – 11:10am

Keynote The Ultimate Disruption

11:15am – 11:45am

Rafael Bonachela

COVID-19 has forced us to reconsider how our industry works, the stories we tell and most importantly how we reach and connect to our audiences. My own experiences and the journey that Sydney Dance Company has been on have led to some interesting new approaches and some beautiful outcomes. Disruption has its upsides!

Panel No limits

11:50am – 12:50pm

Heath Cullen

Harrie Fasher

Sarah Last

Moderated by Sally Bryant

Being regionally based has not deterred these artists in pursuit of excellence in their arts practice and achieving national recognition for their work. This panel discusses three very different artistic journeys and the advantages of a regional base.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Parallel sessions of panels and presentations

Various locations

Info Session Fundraising Clinic: Free: 1:1 fundraising coaching sessions

Wagga Wagga City Library

1:00pm – 4:30pm

Este Darin-Cooper

Are you an artist or arts organisation looking to raise money through donations or sponsorship? Este, State Manager NSW at Creative Partnerships Australia, is available on Friday and Saturday for Free 1:1 coaching sessions to discuss your fundraising strategy.
45 mins p/ session. Bookings by appointment only

Please submit an enquiry to Este with your preferred day and time here.

Panel Creative Education Looking Forward

CSU Riverina Playhouse

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Andrew Totman

Jane Fleming

Dr Denis O’Connor

Diana Alexander

Mary-Jane Griggs

Join a conversation with arts practitioners and educators on topics, skills needed for creative training in education and the skills needed to gain practical creative employment. Highlighted by maintaining Regional Creative course delivery, keeping creatives in the regions allows for creative growth, continued part-time employment in the regions during study, maintaining a creative face in the region. 2020 saw the launching of TAFE NSW newest degree, Bachelor of Creative Practice at the Wagga Wagga and Albury sites with additional campus locations being rolled out in 2021.

Workshop Grad Show

Museum of the Riverina - Historic Council Chambers

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Monica Davidson

Every year thousands of creative arts students finish their studies and are forced to juggle casual jobs with freelancing to get by. Grad Show is both workshop and networking opportunity for young regional creatives and those who support them, focussed on practical tips to help them prepare for the future.

Panel Walking Together to Shape the Artists 0f Tomorrow

Romano's Hotel - Chandelier Room

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Erin Williams

Blake Selmes

Greg Angus

Mighty Playwrights, a partnership project between Goulburn Mulwaree Library and the Lieder Theatre Company, developed a new model inspired by US educators to empower children through storytelling and playwriting. Eleven children, mentored by professional arts workers, created original plays which were performed live, and now feature in a documentary chronicling the powerful journey from imagination, to page, to stage.

The Mighty Playwrights Project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Festivals Australia Program.

HANDS ON Conversations in Clay

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Art Workshop

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Camille Kersley

Rose Marin

Giselle Newbury

Participants will engage in simple reflective making processes with clay found in the local area. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for artists/participants to spend meaningful time reflecting on their own self-care and good health

Forum Artstate NSW - Focus Group (1)

Wagga Wagga City Library

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dale Curren

Western Research Institute has been commissioned by RANSW to evaluate the four years of Artstate NSW. We have our annual surveys but we’d like to know more about your personal experience of this event. Have you had new opportunities? Changed your practice? Met new collaborators? . We’d love to hear your thoughts about this event and discover l your interesting stories we can’t capture in a survey. Please join our researchers for an hour’s conversation if you’d like to contribute, especially if you have been to previous Artstates.

Break

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Forum Artstate NSW - Focus Group (2)

Wagga Wagga City Library

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Dale Curren

Western Research Institute has been commissioned by RANSW to evaluate the four years of Artstate NSW. We have our annual surveys but we’d like to know more about your personal experience of this event. Have you had new opportunities? Changed your practice? Met new collaborators? . We’d love to hear your thoughts about this event and discover l your interesting stories we can’t capture in a survey. Please join our researchers for an hour’s conversation if you’d like to contribute, especially if you have been to previous Artstates.

Presentation From ideas to purpose: How Wagga Wagga crafted a 10 year plan for arts and culture

Romano's Hotel - Chandelier Room

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Tim Kurylowicz

Madeleine Scully

Everybody has a good idea, but how can we synthesise lots of different ideas into a cohesive cultural development strategy?

Hear the learnings from a process that involved face to face consultations with more than 600 people and extensive online community engagement to craft a blueprint for a creative city that is thriving, innovative, connected and inclusive.

HANDS ON Conversations in Clay

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Art Workshop

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Camille Kersley

Rose Marin

Giselle Newbury

Participants will engage in simple reflective making processes with clay found in the local area. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for artists/participants to spend meaningful time reflecting on their own self-care and good health

Presentation The Power of Partnerships – developing arts at home with regional young people

Museum of the Riverina - Historic Council Chambers

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Sarah Parsons

Caroline Downer

Alyson Evans

Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) grew directly out of the NSW Riverina and has flourished because of their embedded, sustained engagement with communities. Beginning in 1989, OTYP has spent 31 years developing and refining a model in the context of the region: small, rural communities spread out across vast plains of bush and agriculture with limited services and little or no arts infrastructure. In 2017, OTYP was awarded a Create NSW Regional Partnerships grant for their project: REGIONAL ARTS CONNECT, enabling them to work in four new regions with West Darling Arts, Arts OutWest, Arts North West and Outback Arts to deliver opportunities for young people in Wilcannia, Walgett, Lake Cargelligo and Curlewis. REGIONAL ARTS CONNECT is a case study in best practice of sustainable engagement. It’s about developing regional capacity, building opportunities for creative leadership in regional areas, artistic and financial sustainability, resource sharing, collaboration to overcome isolation through connection and partnerships.

Presentation The Role of Art in Colonisation and Decolonisation

CSU Riverina Playhouse

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Sue Green

Holly Randell-Moon

Peta Jeffries

Christopher Orchard

Members of Charles Sturt Universities Critical Research in Indigenous Studies group will explore a survey of the ongoing role of art in colonisation and decolonisation. The group will speak to historic and contemporary issues including – cultural appropriation, the role of statues/memorialisation, choices in public art and agricultural-imagery.

4:50pm – 5:30pm

Artstate NSW Final Wrap

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

For this final session of the four year Artstate program all delegates will re-group to hear from the rapporteurs for Wagga Wagga, review the highlights of the past events and to acknowledge the contributions of all those across regional NSW that have enabled this project to be delivered.

7:00pm – 12:00am

Artstate Arts Program

Various locations

Visit the Arts Program for available events.

Times are indicative only and may be subject to change.

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