Artlands News

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Opening Night

Will you be in Dubbo on opening night? The creative team of Jo Clancy, Dave Jones, Vic McEwan, Greg Pritchard, Joey Ruigrok van  der Werven and Kai Tipping, working with the community, have created a unique spectacle, with more than a few surprises. Agricultural equipment, music and dance, stunning projections and more will feature. The opening […]

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ARTLANDS SPOTLIGHT – Ryan Griffen

Ryan is the Series Concept Creator and a Producer of Cleverman Series 1 and 2.  Ryan joined the film industry straight after obtaining his Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Media Arts and Production at UTS. Since then he has participated in the online component of the Digital Emmy winning Scorched and is a recipient of the AFC (Screen Australia) […]

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Regional Theatre Showcase

If there’s one thing we excel at in regional Australia, it’s producing some of the best theatre going round. ARTLANDS will be showcasing some of the best we have on offer with several performances throughout the duration of the festival. Celebrating 25 years of performance, Circus West in collaboration with Stalker Theatre Company will be […]

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Live Music at ARTLANDS

If you think it will be hard to choose which conference programs to attend, you’ll be hard pressed deciding what live music shows to see when you are at ARTLANDS. The old cliche’ there’s something for everyone comes to mind when it comes to ARTLANDS. Thursday is easy, we’ll kick off on a high with […]

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Old Land, New Marks opens ahead of ARTLANDS

A highlight of the ARTLANDS program,  Old Land, New Marks is a new exhibition featuring the work of regional NSW Aboriginal artists specially commissioned for ARTLANDS DUBBO, 2016 which opened at the Western Plains Cultural Centre on Friday night.  Djon Mundine OAM, renowned independent Bundjalung curator, explores the premise that we live not in the past nor […]

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ARTLANDS SPOTLIGHT – Anthony Walker Visuals

The ARTLANDS Art Fair features a number of artistisans and makers from across NSW, many of whom are Aboriginal artists. Anthony Walker is one of the artists featured in the  Art Fair held in the centenary pavilion of the Dubbo Showgrounds in the ARTLANDS Precinct on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, 2016. Anthony is a […]

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ARTLANDS SPOTLIGHT – Lee-Ann Buckskin

The integral role of First Nations people in the arts are at the fore of the ARTLANDS DUBBO conference program. Saturday’s program interrogates the CONNECTEDNESS theme, joined-up thinking and connecting within a local, national and global context, leading with a key note from Lee-Ann Buckskin, A Culture of Innovation and Capability. Indigenous culture is widely regarded as central to […]

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ARTLANDS SPOTLIGHT – Buried Country Live In Concert

Buried Country is the live concert version of Clinton Walker’s multi-media history of Aboriginal country music, a dynamic and moving song-cycle starring the legends of the genre performing some of its greatest hits. Long before Aboriginal painters, film-makers and dance companies were winning world-wide acclaim, it was country music that first gave Aboriginal people a voice […]

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Opening Night – Call For Volunteers

Thursday 27th October will see the opening of the artistic program of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. A free event for community and delegates alike, the opening celebrations promise to be something that Dubbo has never seen before. It will feature community drumming with Kai Tipping (Bellingen), a pop up farm, Indigenous dancers choreographed by Jo Clancy (Blue Mountains), a […]

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9 months /

The Big Shed Dinner

If you’ve registered for ARTLANDS DUBBO and not booked for the Big Shed Dinner (the official conference dinner) or the Limited Edition Dinner (an option for those who wish to have a special experience at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo)  it’s not too late. Simply get in touch and we’ll sort you out. We’ve now […]

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9 months /

More Bursaries Announced

Arts Queensland is administering 10 bursaries of $850 to support attendance by volunteers or non-professional artists and arts workers from regional and remote communities in Queensland to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. Get in quick as applications close 30 September. Find out more here. Arts NT have just opened a second round of travel grants for ARTLANDS. Territory artists, […]

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10 months /

Arts NSW Bursaries Announced

 Arts NSW is offering up to 10 NSW artists and arts cultural workers the opportunity to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. The purpose of the bursary program is to provide assistance to NSW artists and arts and cultural workers to attend the ARTLANDS conference in Dubbo (27-30 October 2016). Each bursary allocation will cover full registration […]

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10 months /

ARTLANDS Festival Program Launched in Dubbo

The Hon Troy Grant, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts recently launched the incredible line up of artists showcasing their work at the upcoming ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 Festival. Opening the biennial Festival on 27 October will be a collaborative performance work from Circus West and Sydney’s Stalker Theatre, Evolution, as well as a showcase of […]

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10 months /

Ticketed Performances Now On Sale

Along with a plethora of free festival events, there are also some very special ticketed performances happening during ARTLANDS. Most are open to the general public as well as delegates so make sure you book early as they will sell out. Pictured is Buried Country. Buried Country is the live concert version of Clinton Walker’s multi-media history […]

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10 months /

Artist Profile

Dubbo’s own Kim V. Goldsmith is covering a few bases at ARTLANDS, starting with her new soundscape and video projection work, Volucres, which will be part of the Festival program. Inspired by the natural landscapes and ecologies of western NSW and informed by her work as a professional communicator in the natural resources and rural sectors, her multi-media and […]

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10 months /

ARTLANDS Festival Program Out Now

The Hon Troy Grant, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts has today unveiled the incredible line up of artists showcasing their work at the upcoming ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 Festival. A stunning celebration of the artistic talent of Regional NSW, the event will take over the regional city of Dubbo from October 26-29 alongside […]

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11 months /

Full Conference Program Released

It’s an exciting day here at ARTLANDS HQ with the release of the full conference program online. We were hoping to get the conference program to you last week, so to make it up and give you enough time to sit down with a cuppa and take a good look at what’s on offer we’ve extended […]

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11 months /

Festival Program On It’s Way

We have more news! Next Tuesday 16th August, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Hon Troy Grant MP will be launching the ARTLANDS Festival in Dubbo. This artistic program, curated by Dr Greg Pritchard, features over 50 events, exhibitions and performances. The program is a stunning showcase of the amazing talent we have […]

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11 months /

Early Bird Extended For One Last Week

In case you missed it, with both the festival and conference programs released within a few days of each other we thought it only right to extend early bird rates for one last week until Friday 19 August. Don’t miss out on this offer– if you didn’t get the time to make the most of the […]

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11 months /

Speaker Profile

Karl Johnstone is from the East Coast tribes of Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Ngai Tamanuhiri. Until recently, Karl was the director of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, which – alongside its expansive international programme – operates the national Māori arts schools. He now runs his own consultancy specialising in cultural strategy, and […]

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Dubbo Cafes

Want to eat where the locals do while you’re at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016? These picks will leave you satisfied and immersed is the country-cosmopolitan feeling Dubbo has going on right now. – A hole in the wall cafe – Black Tambourine – Press, named so because The Land newspaper used to live there – Gallery […]

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Speaker Profile

CLIVE PARKINSON, ARTS FOR HEALTH, MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Keynote: Weapons of Mass Happiness Clive’s keynote will be a gently provocative presentation about reframing the arts and health agenda in terms of social justice and inequalities as being fundamental to any notion of arts and health.  He will also explore the instrumentalisation of the arts in the service of the […]

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The Art of Food

Food at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 will be locally sourced from regional providores. The Central West of NSW is renowned for its food and wine and we want you to enjoy all we have to offer. Included in your registration is morning tea and lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday catered for us by Dubbo based, Lazy […]

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11 months /

Introducing Your Host Destination – Dubbo

Dubbo sits in the fertile Macquarie Valley, where the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways meet, five hours’ drive from Sydney. The city combines a rich pastoral history with great food and wine, expansive parklands, museums, galleries, arts and crafts, and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo, making this part of Country NSW ideal for a family […]

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12 months /

Travel Grants for SA & Victoria

Regional South Australia Country Arts SA has a limited amount of funding to support applications from South Australian artists who wish to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. The cost of travel, accommodation and associated costs may be supported. For more information and to apply click here Regional Victoria Regional Arts Victoria, on behalf of the Australian […]

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1 year /

Funding assistance for NSW Artists

Regional Arts NSW have a limited amount of funding to support applications from NSW regional artists who wish to attend ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016.  Grants of up to $1500 are available. Budgets must reflect real costs and you need to show how you will use this opportunity to enrich your own community – SO GET YOUR APPLICATIONS […]

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1 year /

Speaker Profile

Just announced, key note speaker Lee-Ann Buckskin will be addressing the CONNECTEDNESS theme. Lee-Ann will be exploring different cultural authorities in creating new and innovative understanding. Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin is a Narungga, Kaurna, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman and is well known throughout the Australian, Indigenous and international arts communities. Currently a Board Director for the Australia Council for […]

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1 year /

Program Highlight

Future/Public is an exhibition of propositional public artworks as a part of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. The exhibition will consist of 10 installations in positions central to the various venues for with all participating artists either working or living in regional NSW. The exhibition title has been chosen because it communicates the exhibition’s intention to stretch boundaries and thinking […]

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1 year /

Artlink Magazine teams up with ARTLANDS

Artlink Magazine is partnering with ARTLANDS to produce a special issue on regional projects and art associated with lands, landscape and the environment. Artlink’s executive editor Eve Sullivan is also presenting a panel discussion on arts media with Gemma Deavin (supervising producer, ABC Arts), Djon Mundine OAM (Bandjalung curator, writer and artist) and Ann Finegan […]

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1 year /

Preliminary Program Released

We’ve got a swag of speaker announcements today with the release of the ARTLANDS Dubbo 2016 preliminary program detailing the parallel sessions scheduled over each afternoon of the conference. There is so much excitement at ARTLANDS HQ that we’re just gonna drop some names right here! Headed to Dubbo in October are Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley […]

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1 year /

Early Bird Registrations

Don’t forget early bird registrations are open until 12 August. Prices represent great value for four days of debate and discourse with the country’s leading arts figures. The conference is supported by the ARTLANDS Festival, a massive cultural program of performances, exhibitions and events.

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1 year /

Program Feature

Water is the blood in the veins of the Riverina’s irrigation pipes, canals and rivers – and in the end it’s people. So what happens when the water level dips below the water line? Seven of the Riverina’s best writers have set about telling the stories of seven fictional characters and their strenuous relationships with […]

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1 year /

Travel Grants Available

Arts NT is now offering Quick Response Grants for Northern Territory artists, arts workers and volunteers to attend ARTLANDS Dubbo 2016. Grants of up to $1,000 are available. Apply online

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1 year /

WA Travel Grants

Country Arts WA Currently have grants available for regional artists and arts workers based in regional Western Australia. Applications are open until 27 May 2016. For more information visit the Country Arts WA website. IMAGE: Lingua Franca’s Unsustainable Behaviour – Photo by Phil Blatch

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ARTLANDS AMBASSADORS

We are looking for a bunch of amazing volunteers who are interested in helping out as ARTLANDS AMBASSADORS during the conference and arts festival in Dubbo on October 27-30. Becoming an ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 Volunteer will not allow only you to meet people who have the same interest in the arts as you, but you […]

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1 year /

ARTLANDS Regional EOIs Open Now

ARTLANDS Regional provides an opportunity for artists and arts organisations in central western towns along the driving routes to Dubbo to showcase their work in their home towns to coincide with the festival program They will be self-funded and non-curated. We will provide program listings and identifying signage. Find out more

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Art Fair EOIs Now Open

Regional Arts NSW invites artists and arts groups from regional NSW to participate in a curated, indoor Art Fair as part of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. The Art Fair is a market style event and a significant component of this 4 day national conference and arts festival celebrating Australian regional arts and culture. The Art Fair […]

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1 year /

Early Bird Registrations Open

The varied and diverse arts world will converge in regional NSW this October at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. Think art, education, music, theatre, circus and so much more under the backdrop of big open skies and fresh air. The four-day conference and festival program highlights was launched at the Sydney Opera House under the tagline, “Part Conference, […]

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1 year /

FUTURE/PUBLIC

  Cementa Festival co-director Alex Wisser is currently seeking interest from regional artists to participate in Future Public, an exhibition of propositional public artworks as a part of ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. The exhibition will consist of 10 installations in positions central to the various venues of the conference & festival from October 27-30 2016. All […]

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2 years /

Meet Reggie Rhino

  There’s a lot of talk around at the moment about our Ambassador Reggie Rhino so we thought we’d have a chat with the rhino himself.   AN ENDANGERED VISION – Reggie Rhino speaks to ARTLANDS Born in Kalgoorlie last year to Dubbo-based parents Sue and Reg Sr, Reggie Rhino has developed somewhat of a […]

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2 years /

Save The Date

27 – 30 OCTOBER 2016 ARTLANDS is part conference, part festival and all arts with four jam-packed days of activity and inspiration from across Australia and overseas from 27-30 October 2016. The Regional Arts Australia national biennial conference is the largest arts gathering in Australia attracting average attendances of over 800 people.

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Introducing Dubbo

Dubbo is a thriving and dynamic regional City and home to more than 40,000 people. Known as the City of Smiles, Dubbo is a place where the people are relaxed, friendly and welcoming and they really mean it when they ask how you are. While every host community provides a unique experience, there are some common themes […]

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2 years /

Ticket Prices Announced

ON SALE FEB 2016 ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 Early Bird and Full Price ticket details have been announced! These prices represent amazing value for a four day national conference & festival that will attract speakers and delegates from across Australia and internationally. RAA Members & Presenters Early Bird $625 | Full Price $825 Not-for-profit, Arts Organisations […]

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