Artstate Bathurst Opening Ceremony

Kings Parade
Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30pm

The opening of Artstate is set to be a celebration of the creative community and culture of the rich and robust Central West region. A collaboration between local emerging artists, established professionals and participants from the community, the opening will be an explosion of colour and movement, dance and song, storytelling and surprise that celebrates this region as a truly creative place.
From the foot of Wahluu (Mt Panorama) we learn of the traditional story of Law that gave this great mount its name. We’ll hear of the Dyujala (Lyrebird) creation story that celebrates the diversity of the Bathurst community. We’ll be serenaded with a unique composition developed specifically for the occasion, and surprised by circus acts and talented emerging artists strutting their stuff.
Embracing music, dance, circus and storytelling, this event is going to kick off the Conference and Arts Programs in a uniquely Bathurst way.

  • Sausage sizzle by Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wine & craft beer by Bathurst Vignerons | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Artstate Bathurst Opening | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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