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

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Drone Photos of Digby Moran's Installation at Artstate Lismore

1 week ago

Check out these fantastic drone photographs by Tim Eddy (Lennox Head) that show the scale of Digby Moran’s sand installation at Artstate Lismore!   If you have photos from Artstate Lismore you can send them through at admin@regionalartsnsw.com.au. We’ll be sharing photos in the coming days from the festival and conference program, so stay tuned!  

Regional Arts Flourish at Artstate Event

2 weeks ago

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced three fellowships for NSW regional artists at the inaugural Regional Arts NSW event in Lismore.   Artstate is a new four-year project designed to shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice, and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state. […]

Artstate Moves to Bathurst for 2018 Festival and Conference

2 weeks ago

Bathurst was announced as the next regional host city for Artstate 2018 on Saturday night at the Artstate Dinner in Lismore. The announcement was made by Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin, MLC, followed by a ceremonial handover and exchange of gifts from Widjabul Elders from Bundjalung country to the Wiradjuri elders.   […]

Artstate Finale Concert

3 weeks ago

Talented young musicians from Regional Conservatoriums across the state travel to Lismore this week to perform a very special concert as the closing event of Artstate, the new conference and arts event of Regional Arts NSW.   “Northern Rivers Conservatorium is thrilled to be hosting Regional Youth Orchestra NSW in Lismore for a four-day music […]

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