celebrate the best of regional arts

Artstate will feature an exciting program of theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts celebrating the vitality and creativity of NSW regional artists.

Arts Program


Pre-Artstate Events | NSW Aboriginal Art and Cultural Exchange

4 days ago

Create NSW and Arts OutWest are hosting the inaugural NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Exchange at Bathurst from 31 October to 2 November 2018 in the lead-up to Artstate Bathurst. The Exchange will highlight the creative innovation taking place across NSW and discuss ways to build capacity and strengthen networks…

Q&A with Keynote Speaker Kresanna Aigner

7 days ago

Based in rural Scotland, Kresanna Aigner is the Artistic Director of the biennial Findhorn Bay Festival. She has previously worked across a spectrum of arts sector roles both in Scotland and Northern Island, including being the former Edinburgh Touring Circuit Coordinator, Audience Development & Event Manager for the Cathedral Quarter…

Q&A with Keynote Speaker Frith Walker

2 weeks ago

Originally hailing from theatre and events, Frith Walker is the Manager, Placemaking for Waterfront Auckland‘s Wynyard Quarter. Tasked to program and place manage new public spaces on the CBD Waterfront, Frith is a champion of healthy public realms, and advocate for prioritising people in the development of public spaces. For…

Transformed by Place: Q&A with Artstate Artist Nicole Welch

4 weeks ago

As a part of the Artstate Bathurst Arts Program, Central West artist Nicole Welch is exhibiting two new works; Transformation and Mementos. Represented by MAY SPACE, Welch’s practice regularly sees her traversing through bushland to create compositions using large-scale projectors, generators, spotlights, research-inspired objects, projections and in camera technologies. Having…

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