Friday 28 October

Theme: Regeneration

Exploring Arts and Cultural Development Using Creativity that Positively Impacts on Community Vitality and Economic Wellbeing

9:00am – 1:00pm

Keynotes and Panels

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

Keynote Introduction to the Conference Themes

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

9:00am – 9:10am

Elizabeth Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Arts NSW

Keynote Weapons of Mass Happiness

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

9:10am – 9:45am

Clive Parkinson, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

(Introduction by Margret Meagher, Director Australian Centre for Arts and Health)

A gently provocative presentation reframing the arts and health agenda in terms of social justice and inequalities fundamental to any notion of arts and health. Clive will also explore the instrumentalisation of the arts in the service of the state. Clive’s presentations are always entertaining, challenging and thought provoking.

Panel Arts as a Transformative Tool for Peoples’ Health

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

9:45am – 10:45am

Vic McEwan, Director, The Cad Factory (NSW)

The Harmonic Oscillator is an artist led International partnership between the UK and Australia that explores the negative effects of noise within the hospital environment. Multiple outcomes in hospitals in the UK and Australia will focus on the story for the individual within place based research.

Kym Rae, Director, Gomeroi Gaaynggal Programs (NSW)

Kym explores three different types of doll-making in Indigenous cultures of Australia, Canada and South Africa (Gomeroi Yarning dolls, Six Nations Cornhusk dolls, and Siyazama Zulu dolls) to show that through the expression of local community-level identity, these dolls promote a holistic approach to health, supporting Indigenous worldviews around wellbeing.

David Doyle, Director, DAADA (WA)

Back to back with my peer in practice Dr Ricardo Peach, a uniquely Australian perspective on the development of Arts and Health in the Free- State context of South Africa. A long term bi-cultural partnership between DADAA, UFS, Vrystaat Kunstefess, The Australia Council for the Arts and the Mellon Foundation.

Ricardo Peach, Director, Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival/Tsa-Botjhaba, Mangaung (South Africa)

Moderated by Tracey Callinan, Executive Director, Arts OutWest

Morning Tea

Dubbo Regional Theatre Foyer

10:45am – 11:15am

Keynote Reinventing Identity to Create the Centre of the World

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

11:15am – 11:50am

Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK)

(Introduction by Grey Yeoh, Head of Arts & Creative Industries at British Council Malaysia and Programmes & Partnership Manager at British Council Australia)

Hyson Green is an inner city neighbourhood representative of an ethnically rich community. At the heart of it stands New Art Exchange the Black Cube of the UK arts and cultural sector – championing regeneration in a local- global equation and supporting new models, voices and creative expressions from communities in a place lost and found… Skinder Hundal NAE’s Director speaks about the story of reinvention…

Panel The Value of Investment in Regional Cultural Infrastructure

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)

11:50am – 1:00pm

Jacqui Hemsley, Director, Murray Art Museum Albury (NSW)

David Francis, Director, Fours Winds Festival (NSW)

Chris Stannard, Curator, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Mathew Dickerson, former Mayor, Dubbo City Council (NSW)

Moderated by Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer, Country Arts SA

1:00pm – 2:00pm


Dubbo Regional Theatre Foyer

Lunch will catered for by Lazy River Estate

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Parallel sessions of forums, panels, presentations, short talks and hands on workshops at various venues throughout the ARTLANDS precinct

Various locations

Info Session Creative Partnerships Australia: Individual Clinics by Appointment

WPCC Board Room

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Marie-Louise Carroll

Get advice on fundraising strategy and activation for your organisation. One-on-one sessions for individual organisations.

Book your individual appointment here

HANDS ON Master Fibre Makers Gathering: Drop-In Workshops

Duck Pond, Victoria Park

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Various Senior Aboriginal Artists (NSW, QLD, TAS)

Master Class Artist, Therapist, Patient or Citizen?

Council Conference Room 1

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Clive Parkinson, Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

This masterclass will explore the multi-faceted potential of culture and the arts in the context of health and wellbeing by looking at participants’ aspirations and ideas about their own practice in relation to this growing field of practice and research. From the clinical realities of Palliative Care to communal Public Health, how might we understand contemporary arts in multiple health scenarios without watering down our practice? Part masterclass, part group conversation, this session will investigate new ways of thinking, being and doing.

Panel Artists in Communities 1

WPCC Auditorium

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Lia Pa'apa'a, ArtBack NT

Artback NT is in its tenth year of delivering the Indigenous Traditional Dance Program as a three-year Community Arts and Cultural Development model across the Northern Territory. This presentation will focus on the development, implementation, evaluation, sustainability and exit process of the Borroloola model between 2013 to today.

Catherine Bailey, (VIC)

Catherine will discuss the Shedding a Light on Orford Projects and how the various themes of Regeneration, Connectedness and Emergence came into that and other public art projects that Catherine has led or been a part of. This project was part of the RAV Home is where the Hall is for 2015 and the Moyne Shire's Pitch Project.

Joey Ruigrok van der Werven, The Round Up Collective (NSW)

Joey will describe the creation of a large-scale, touring spectacle performance for regional and rural town ovals and how it is created by local artists and community only. How then the artists form a pool of multi skilled workers that can easily form differently configured groups to create many styles of works, while largely using their own resources and networks. The group and its works become a community asset 'owned' by a region.

Moderated by Paul Scott-Williams, Director of Regional Arts NSW and Director Of Goulburn Regional Conservatorium

Panel Amplifying Regional Artists with ABC Open: How Regional Artists and Film-makers are Reaching National and International Audiences

RSL Theatrette

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Gemma Deavin, ABC Arts (National)

Scott Gamble, ABC Regional (National)

Debrah Novak, Artist (NSW)

Too busy making your art to get it out there? Find out from ABC Open Producers how regional artists and filmmakers are sharing their stories with the ABC and putting their work in front of national and international audiences.

Panel The Young Ones: Regional Arts Projects with Young People

CAC - Kurrajong

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Liz Bradshaw, Dlux Media Arts (NSW)

This presentation will discuss creative learning as a vehicle for community regeneration, arguing that in addition to providing skills such as designing, making, and critical and creative thinking, it fosters engagement, supports aspiration, and is an important arena for the discussion of issues central to our communities, and our collective future.

Kitty Taylor and Nathan Tucker, Rising Phoenix Studios (TAS)

Nathan Tucker and Kitty Taylor present the journey of a group of young troubled artists rising from the ashes of homelessness, abuse, mental health challenges and gender identity to forge new lives for themselves by following their artistic passions.

John Saunders, Sydney Theatre Company (NSW) and Carolyn Doyle, Murray Arts (NSW/VIC)

Rosie Marin, National Gallery of Australia (ACT) and Claudie Frock, Lismore Regional Gallery (NSW)

Treading the Boards highlights performative gallery programs by two experienced artists and educators. Using specific examples of tours and programs for children delivered at both regional and national galleries and in the wider community. We showcase a love of visual culture, fun, playfulness and interconnectedness.

Moderated by Stephen Champion, Director of Regional Arts NSW and Manager Bathurst Regional Entertainment Centre

Panel Staying Local and Having a Career: Young Regional Artists in NSW

CAC - Brigalow

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Heidi Maree Francis, Music (Dubbo)

Bethany Thornber, Aboriginal Arts and Crafts (Albury)

James Farley, Photomedia (Wagga Wagga)

Adam Dusien, Theatre (Bathurst)

Moderated by Kelly Dolley

Arts NSW present this panel on creating new professional development pathways for young people to create sustainable careers in the arts in regional NSW. Hear from the Arts NSW 2015 Young Regional Artist Scholars and the 2015 Regional Arts Fellow on the challenges and strengths of choosing to stay local and have an artistic career.

Panel Councils, Culture and Communities

Macquarie Conservatorium

2:00pm – 3:15pm

John Smithies, Cultural Development Network (VIC)

Sally Watterson, Local Government NSW

Cultural development planning is a growing requirement for all councils investing in cultural infrastructure and programs across the arts, heritage and libraries. A barrier to best practice planning has been the lack of measurable cultural outcomes for cultural development activities. This session will present the outcome measures, case studies of their use and some of the emerging tools to assist local government managers plan according to outcomes.

Panel How Can Art Transform your Town? Small Town Transformations and Talking Halls

CAC - Bindyite

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Esther Anatolitis, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Arts Victoria

What would you do with $350,000 if you could lead an artistic project that could transform your whole town? In Victoria, five small towns did just that in 2012-2014, and another six are about to start. Hear all about what’s next for Regional Arts Victoria’s Small Town Transformations.

Peter Wood, Executive Director, Arts Northern Rivers (NSW)

A presentation of a unique regional place-making project called If These Halls Could Talk – which aims to empower communities to reengage with their community hall; to raise the roof and discover what’s inside, to listen and then to follow the history and document the unique narrative of their hall and the community that surrounds it.

Workshop Making Money Business: Basic Business Skills for Aboriginal Artists

CAC - Coolabah

2:00pm – 5:00pm

David Sharpe, Senior Business Advisor, Generate (NSW)

Indigenous artists from around regional NSW will participate in, share and build on their knowledge on business management. Participants will discuss the challenges they’re facing in their creative enterprises and workshop solutions with other Indigenous entrepreneurs. Strategic, financial and marketing issues will be covered as well as goal setting and sales strategies.

Workshop Play Your Part: Making a Living as an Artist in a Regional Area

CAC - Yarran

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Maz McGann, Play Your Part (SA)

A practical session looking at the opportunities for artists to work in the regions outside of their own studio based practice. It will highlight opportunities to work in health, education and in a community context on cultural tourism and regional development with practical planning and advice as to how projects can be developed in collaboration with a range of organisations such as local government, tourism operators and community health centres.

Workshop Creative Recovery: Working with Communities Post Disaster

Council Conference Room 2

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Scotia Monkivitch, Creative Recovery Network (QLD)

Creative Recovery is an emerging field of practice that is growing strong roots into the landscape of disaster recovery in Australia. How can you, as a local artist, activate your creative skills to support the necessary regeneration of your community post disaster? A workshop of idea sharing, building knowledge and creating tools.

Info Session Live Music: Activate, Develop and Connect

RSL Starlight Room

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Damian Cunningham, Live Music Office (National)

Key to strengthening the live sector is building audiences and developing venues.

In this session we will discuss the state of play in the live scene, and focus on Live Music Office initiatives that have the power to activate and grow the live music industry with a focus on opportunities and challenges in the regional sector.

Live Music Resources:
Whether you’re presenting live music or want to perform it, building a plan and knowing the process involved is essential to success. We’ve put together resources and advice to suit music in all types of venues covering aspects of the business processes involved through to ticketing, production and show promotion.

Live Music Map:
An online map to help bring the live music sector closer together. Essentially a tool for artists and the broader live music industry, the map lists everything you need to find and support gigs and help you tour your way across the country.

Live and Local:
A venue based micro festival event template which delivers a flexible best practice model to encourage collaboration between councils, the hospitality sector, state-based music industry associations and artists across a broad range of genres.

Regional Activation and Touring:
A project to look at the needs and requirements to activate a stronger and more sustainable regional music touring circuit. Using a three tier approach by identify regional venues – under 100 capacity, 250 capacity and under 1000 capacity – with a view to establishing viable state and territory touring circuits at each level. The role of regional arts centres, university’s and small halls touring to integrate into this ecosystem is essential.

Working one-on-one with a range of business types to develop and implement a business advice program focused on the introduction or optimisation of live music and performance programming.

HANDS ON Layers of Arts and Health: Print Workshop

CAC - Wet Studio

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Christine McMillan, Arts and Health Coordinator, Arts OutWest (NSW)

A 3 hour workshop where participants will experiment with printing techniques and alter the print by drawing and cutting. Participants will be asked to donate one altered print for a hospital exhibition. Discussion about Arts and Health projects and ideas will be encouraged while experimenting.

Performance This Fella, My Memory + Staging Stories (readings)

Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (DRTCC)


Created and devised by Moogahlin Performing Arts with Linden Wilkinson

Toots, Dolly and Colleen have experienced all that life has had to throw at them. Dolly is an alcoholic with deep psychological scars that hide her delightful innocence and generous spirit, Toots, was once musical star who rejected her people to pursue dreams of fame and fortune and Col is a non-Aboriginal woman down on her luck, who abandoned her daughter years before to save herself from an abusive marriage. This Fella, My Memory is a celebration of the deep connection that Aboriginal women have to country, a place where kinships and song lines are invisible to the eye, but felt deep within.

Staging Stories is a devised theatre piece resulting from playwriting and performance workshops for regional Aboriginal people delivered by Orana Arts and Moogahlin Performing Arts

2.00pm – 3.00pm (This Fella My Memory play reading)

3.30pm – 4.00pm (Staging Stories reading)

4.00pm – 5.00pm (Q& A and discussion)

Talk Djurra, discussion by NORPA - Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NSW)

Wesley House

2:00pm – 3:15pm

*NOTE: Program change*

Djurra is a Bundjalung Creation story that has its origins in NORPA’s Three Brothers project, in this reiteration, we follow the journey of One Brother, Mamoonh. Join Djurra director Kirk Page and NORPA’s Artistic Director Julian Louis in a conversation about process, community and how this new work will be realised as part of NORPA’s 2017 Season. This will be an insightful and honest discussion about the challenges and the powerful experiences of working with community on important indigenous stories.universal story of family legacy and cultural identity.


3:45pm – 5:00pm

Panels & Presentations

Various locations

Panel More than Roads, Rates and Rubbish: Arts Projects in Local Government

WPCC Auditorium

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Sarah Gürich, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (NSW)

Bathurst’s Bicentennial year (2015) presented Bathurst Regional Art Gallery with a unique opportunity to develop a program of innovative and challenging exhibitions focused on community engagement, regeneration and empowerment. Projects included: the Bathurst Possum Skin Cloak Project; Jonathan Jones: guwiinyguliya yirgabiyi ngay yuwin. gu gulbalangidyal ngunhi (they made a solitude and called it peace); and From Old Ground.

Tracie Miller, Wagga Wagga City Council (NSW)

Over the past decade, Wagga Wagga City Council has developed a suite of strategies, spearheaded by the city’s public art plan, that include projects connecting the city’s villages and suburbs, digital infrastructure, events and festivals, and provide a strong model for embedding arts and culture in a diverse regional centre.

Victoria MacKirdy, Alexandrina Council (SA)

Just Add Water demonstrated the impact of an intensive amount of cross-artform activity, which responded to the specific needs and aspirations of this small regional community, and reached a ‘critical mass’ which resulted in significant change in community attitudes and led to operational change within the local government agency.

Moderated by Julie Briggs, Director of Regional Arts NSW and Executive Officer, Riverina Region Organisation of Councils

Panel How to Creatively Collaborate with ABC Regional: New Ways ABC can Partner with Regional Arts Projects.

RSL Theatrette

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Lois Cook, Artist (NSW)

Ken Crouch, Screenworks (NSW)

Bronwyn Purvis, ABC Regional (National)

Do you have an arts project idea that the ABC could help you realise? Find out about new ways the ABC can partner with regional arts projects. Hear from the ABC’s partnership team about what the ABC is looking for and how you can pitch your idea. The new ABC Regional division is the champion of Australian regional storytelling. With 45 ABC stations outside of the capital cities, their teams are producing stories across TV, radio, and online for local, national and international audiences. ABC Regional produces a number of specialist program including Landline, Back Roads and the audience content platform ABC Open.

(Panel & Short Film Screenings) 

Panel Where’s the Evidence? New Approaches to Measuring the Arts

Macquarie Conservatorium

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Lindy Allen, Living Proof Media (VIC)

The small to medium sector has, over the last decade, relinquished control of project evaluation to academia. This has led to an absence of creative ownership of these important processes. Reasserting creative control of evaluation will invigorate our collective capacity to promote the contribution we make to regeneration in a community and regional context.

John Smithies, Cultural Development Network and Georgia Moore, Culture Counts

Moderated by Sandra McMahon, Director of Regional Arts NSW, Director Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

Panel Inspiring Communities with Science

CAC - Bindyite

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Karen Hagan, Education Officer, Western Plains Cultural Centre

Caroline Downer, Executive Director, Arts North West (NSW)

Phoebe Cowdery, Artist, CORRIDOR Project (NSW)

Pat Pillai, Founder, Neural Knitworks (NSW)

There is no doubt that art and creativity add value to science communication. Inspiring Australia is the national program for community engagement with science and works with all kinds of creative practitioners to tell interesting stories about science and innovation. From knitting neurons, animating Indigenous astronomy and light painting a field of orbs to composing music from the sounds of sap flow and creating sculptures, sound and games inspired by ants, Inspiring Australia's Regional Science Hubs connect communities with scientists in clever ways. The panel members for this discussion have each delivered innovative arts projects in partnership with the Central West, New England North West, Cowra-Cabonne and Southern Sydney Science Hubs, demonstrating creative approaches to connecting audiences with the science and technology of everyday life.

Moderated by Jackie Randles

Small Talks Creative Exchange 1

Council Conference Room 1

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Verity Higgins, ACT-Natimuk (VIC)

The ‘Made in Natimuk’ Model

Elucidating the new arts business model, Made in Natimuk (MiN), piloted by outer Regional Victorian based arts company ACT-Natimuk, that aims to unify the energies and inform the producing capacity of the artists, their work and the brand coming from Natimuk.

Kylie Moppett, Gilgandra Shire Council (NSW)

Lucie Peart, Gilgandra Newspapers (NSW)

Gilgandra Co-ee March Centenary 1915 – 2015

Be inspired by the journey of Gilgandra's Coo-ee March Centenary 1915-2015. A significant event “that stirred a nation” in 1915 was commemorated in 2015 through artistic projects, events and community involvement. Hear how to transform an event in history to positively impact on community vitality and leave a lasting legacy.

Through significant involvement through the local community and beyond, explore how arts and culture became a key vehicle for community development around the themes of war, mateship, loss and national identity, and firmly placed the small but vibrant community of Gilgandra on the national stage.

Kim V Goldsmith, BOOMDubbo (NSW)


BOOMDubbo is a business-driven public art project that has started conversations about the CBD of Dubbo and forming relationships – connecting artists with artists, artists with businesses, community and local government – that are expected to have long-term benefits.

Paul MacPhail, Country Arts (WA)

24 Million Dollar Question

The Vote Arts Campaign was established by Country Arts WA late in 2012 as a mechanism for advancing the cause of Regional Arts at the WA state election. The campaign resulted in a $24 million dollar commitment to regional arts in WA. Country Arts WA is gearing up for the next election in 2017 and is re-energizing its Vote Arts Campaign and will be sharing their learnings and next stage of their advocacy strategy.

Rose Ricketson, Big hART (NSW)

Project Cosmopolitana

Project Cosmopolitana explored the migrant contribution to the Snowy Mountains region, changing its cultural landscape forever since the 50’s. Through music and tailored workshops, Project Cosmopolitana culminated into Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen’s album ‘After The Flood’, also presented at Artlands.

Moderated by Kerry-Anne Jones, Executive Director, South West Arts

(Small Talks: 5 talks x 15 Minutes x 15 Slides)

Workshop Artists in Communities 2: Place Activation in Bundaberg

Council Conference Room 2

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Shelley Pisani, Creative Regions (QLD)

Place Activation in the Bundaberg regions has meant utilising creative people and innovative town planning practices to design vibrant, livable spaces. It has targeted areas of the region that are not well used by the community or are perceived to not be the better places to visit, live in or do business.

Through engaging creative people and planning principles in conversation with the community, Place Activation has involved projects that challenge these perceptions, reflect the spirit of the place and its people, and ignite a sense of community pride and belonging. This workshop will discuss the following key principles for selecting and developing Place Activation projects in regional towns and cities:

Choosing under-utilised spaces or places that need reinvigorating/ reinventing;
Engaging creative people including artists, designers, planners and artsworkers to work alongside representatives of the place to develop and deliver the project;
The projects must reflect the places in which they are implemented;
Keeping costs low by utilising local resources and repurposing where possible;
Testing ideas through temporary or semi-permanent projects with the potential to advocate for a permanent change.

Workshop Artists in Communities 3: The Chicken or the Egg?

CAC - Kurrajong

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Patrick Nolan, Theatre Director (NSW)

Craig Walsh, Artist (QLD)

This workshop investigates how communities are created through the creation of new works of art. Does it take a community to create a work of public art or does the creation of a work of public art create a community?

Info Session Planning for Live Music and Performance: Cutting Red Tape for Local Government

RSL Starlight Room

3:45pm – 5:00pm

John Wardle, Live Music Office (National)

Live Music and Performance presentation and development requires not only creative content but also performance spaces that are fit for purpose and accessible to ensure a sustainable ecology. This presentation investigates best practice live music and performance policy and strategy development through regulation round-tables, task-forces, activation strategies and better regulation.

Performance BASIN: As the Water Slowly Disappears, More Than the Old Town will be Revealed

CAC - Black Box Theatre

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Eastern Riverina Arts (NSW)

Two hotels, one football team, half a shopping centre, one doctor, retired, a Meals On Wheels service, Church, pub, school, skate ramp, caravan park, lake. This town’s got everything. And everyone. 400 people or thereabouts live here… If you listen, you can hear their voices, stretching back to a time when, like many country towns, this was a town of promise, optimism, growth, and goodness. Hear their stories of love, loss and … water. Working with seven Riverina-based writers including published novelists, playwrights and filmmakers, acclaimed playwright Vanessa Bates developed a new collaborative playwriting model. The resulting production has resonated strongly with its regional audiences and been praised for its beauty, authenticity and emotional power. Basin comes to Artlands after an initial tour of eight Riverina venues and features a creative team of some of the region’s most respected artists. Basin is produced by Eastern Riverina Arts and supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW’s Regional Theatre Fund.

Panel Ngulagambilanha – To Be Returning Home: Connecting Schools, Communities and Arts Organisations

CAC - Brigalow

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Linda Elliot, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (NSW)

Lisa van den Dolder, The Arts Unit, Department of Education (NSW)

Lorraine Tye, Wiradjuri Artist (NSW)

Amanda Peacock, Art Gallery of NSW

A model for creating successful programming partnerships that connect communities, schools and arts organisations: representatives from The NSW Department of Education, the Art Gallery of NSW, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and the Wagga Wagga community will discuss the ‘Ngulagambilanha: to be returning home’ project, bringing together creativity, language and country.

Panel Info Session

CAC - Yarran

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Esther Gyorki, Creative Partnerships Australia (National)

Seeking and securing funding is an integral, and often challenging aspect of any project. This talk will look at opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations to raise funds and offer tax deductibility to their donors through the Australian Cultural Fund. It will focus on building a donor base, collective fundraising and applying to trusts and foundations.

Delwyn Everard, Arts Law Centre Australia (National)

Artists in the Black is developing a toolkit for creative collaborative projects in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists and communities work with universities, councils, non-Indigenous artists, public galleries and other private or commercial enterprises. The toolkit identifies relevant cultural intellectual property issues and implements best practice.

Patricia Adjei, Copyright Agency/Viscopy (National)

This presentation will look at the Resale Royalty Scheme for Australian visual artists. This scheme has been in operation since 2010 and Copyright Agency has administered this scheme. I will also discuss the copyright licensing schemes that Copyright Agency and Viscopy provide for Australian writers, publishers and visual artists.

Steve Miller, Museums and Galleries NSW

Digital keeping places offer Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW reach and cost effectiveness in sharing their collections and knowledge, providing cultural leadership to smaller centres in their regions that do not have their own keeping place, nor the means to establish one.

The latest information from four major arts support organisations

Presentation Indigenous Community Stories: 100 stories for 100 years and beyond

Wesley House

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Michelle Broun, Manager, Indigenous Community Stories, Film & Television Institute

The Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) Program records and archives Indigenous oral histories and cultural expressions on film. The initiative aims to record and archive 100 stories of this generation of Elders, their families and communities, for future generations.  ICS has created an invaluable anthology that contributes to Australia’s cultural identity.  Stories include creation stories, art stories, music stories, station stories, and Stolen Generation stories from across Western Australia. Told in first person, ICS films are important documents which reflect the diversity and layers of Aboriginal experiences in Western Australia. Celebrating the survival and the dynamic cultures of the first Australians.

Screening includes:

Mangala Man-Rainmaker-Bruce Thomas

Vernon Gerrard

Jinamagu Yirdiyawa Ngurradamu-Walking Tracks Back Home -The Journey of Bigali Hanlon

Gunada Band

Waringarri Artists

Times are indicative only and may be subject to change.

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