Western Riverina Arts is happy to announce that our next exhibition of the ‘Activating Narrandera Arts’ program, Fragments, developed and curated by Griffith-based artist Hape Kiddle of Bidgee Studio, will be shown this month.
The exhibition includes Kiddle’s work, and the work of several other artists and practitioners from around the region, each of whom has been given a piece of red gum to work with, and using their own practice and techniques will produce a unique artwork for this exhibition.
Fragments will be an opportunity to see how one material can be presented in several different ways.
The exhibition will be held at the Narrandera Arts and Community Centre, 31 Cadell Street Narrandera, from Monday July 16 to Sunday July 29. An official opening will be held Thursday July 19 from 6:30pm, and an Artist Talk with Hape Kiddle will coincide with the close of the exhibition on Sunday July 29 from 2pm.
Entry is free, donations are welcome.
There are currently several arts and cultural funding opportunities available including Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grants and Regional Arts Fund (RAF) grants.
CASP grants are administered by Regional Arts NSW, via Western Riverina Arts, and are designed to assist arts and community organisations, and local arts councils in regional NSW to fund short-term locally-initiated projects.
There are several grants of up to $3000 available in our region, so if you have an idea you think may be eligible contact Western Riverina Arts Executive Officer Derek Motion to discuss your application on 0428 882 059 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Projects must take place in 2019 and applications close Friday August 3 @ 5pm.
Regional Arts Fund grants are an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional communities in Australia.
These are grants for larger projects and can be delivered over a two-year period. Eligible projects include new initiatives, partnerships, small festivals and biennial events.
Projects must start in 2019 and applications close Friday August 10 @ 5pm. Again get in contact with us or the Regional NSW staff if you have any questions.
Entries for the Taste Art Prize 2018 are now open. This art prize takes place during the annual Taste Coleambally – Food and Farm Festival in October.
This year the theme for the art prize is ‘Growth and change in rural Australia’. All mediums are accepted, and the main prize is $500. Visit the festival’s website www.farm2food.net for more information.
For more info on these, and other events and opportunities in our region visit our website www.westrivarts.com.au, our Facebook page www.facebook.com/western.arts/ or our Instagram @westernriverinaarts.
Don’t forget if you have an arts and cultural event happening let us know and we can help promote it. Contact us via email@example.com.