Artstate Lismore | Conference Day 1

20 Dec 2017 /

The skies were clear for the first day of the Artstate Lismore conference. Delegates milled into the Lismore City Hall for keynote and plenary panels, before scattering off to venues in the precinct for breakout sessions. In the afternoon, Esther Anatolitis, CEO of NAVA, opened the exhibition We’re Closer Than You Think at the OLD Gallery, and as the sun sank below the horizon a night of festival frivolity began.

Digby Moran’s installation ‘Diamonds'(2017) at Lismore City Hall.
Soumik Datta delivering his keynote presentation ‘Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India’.Regional Creative Practice Panel moderated by Stephen Champion (left), with Leigh Carriage, Julian Louis and Cate McQuillen.Rhoda Roberts AO delivering her keynote ‘Aboriginal Creative Practice: A cultural narrative, but why do I also have to be the consultant?’First Nations Creatives panel with Sharni Jones as moderator (left), Karla Dickens, Kirk Page and Rhoda Roberts AO.Living Regionally Working Nationally panel with Will Gammon, Cate McQuillen, Dustin Clare and Lisa O’MearaFirst People’s Literature, Language and Renewal panel moderated by Adam Shoemaker with Rachel Lynwood, Dr Philip McLaren and Nigel Stewart.
‘We’re Closer Than You Think’ exhibition catalogues.Arts Northern Rivers Executive Director Peter Wood introduces Esther Anatolitis to open the exhibition ‘We’re Closer Than You Think.’Esther Anatolitis opens ‘We’re Closer Than You Think’.Disruption of Distance artwork ‘Oculus’ by Juliana Potts.The Ironing Maidens performing at Artstate Lismore.Sara Tindley performing on the Artstate stage.Tralala Blip performing on the Artstate Lismore stage.Tora performing on the Artstate Lismore stage.‘The Overtopping’ by RealArtWorks at Artstate Lismore.‘Cheeky Cabaret’ by the Brunswick Picture House in the Lismore Star Court Theatre.Maude Boat and friend at the Artstate Festival Club.
All photos by Katelyn-Jane Dunn, courtesy of Artstate NSW.

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