Fresh locally sourced food from Bathurst producers will be a feature of Artstate Bathurst. Delegates will find coffee and tea on arrival at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre for the two days of the Artstate Speakers program. Morning tea and lunches will all be served in the foyer, and dietary requirements will be catered for if noted in your registration.
For those who can’t do without a serious caffeine fix, we will have a coffee van strategically placed outside the venue. We are also giving you plenty of time to explore food options (and to schedule those impromptu business meetings) with a two hour break between the end of the speakers program and before the arts program starts.

Image: Kate Smith as Rusty Nails. Photo by Sacha Slip.

Artstate Dinner

The Carrington is the venue for the Artstate Dinner. Relax and enjoy a three course dinner and wines in this stunning Victorian era venue, including entertainment from Bathurst’s favourite cabaret act, Rusty Nails (Kate Smith). You’ll also get to hear where Artstate 2019 will be held!

Rusty Nails

Rusty Nails is Bathurst’s very own alternative cabaret Queen extraordinaire. After a whistle stop tour of caravan parks and RSL club across the region she is thrilled to be hosting the Artstate Conference Dinner, as well as squeezing in a special appearance at the Festival Club the night before.
Rusty’s tales of life, love, the universe and everything expose a unique if slightly deluded take on reality. Known for her love of power ballads, high-octane jazz dancing and sharp witted one-liners, Rusty has strutted her stuff for central west audiences for ten years and counting… get ready for a treat or two from Rusty and her fabulous band, featuring local Rob Shannon and Tiff Mason.

Saturday 2 November

The Carrington, 99 Keppel St, Bathurst
Tickets $125 – including all food, wine and entertainment
Tickets to the Artstate Dinner will be an optional purchase as part of your conference registration. Just click here to begin. Bookings close 3 October unless sold out prior.
Please note dietary requirements on your registration.