31 October to 3 November

Artstate is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our region to the rest of the state. We have been working on a number of projects that showcase our creative diversity:

Art Word Place An exhibition exploring the interaction between writers and artists from our region

“Ngami-li” Come and see (ngami-li) the stories of Elders, Aboriginal artists and community of the New England North West.

Connections Creativity Communities Explore, discover and experience the arts and cultural gems of the Arts North West region.

Miyay Miyay A work in progress presentation of the creative collaboration of the Kamilaroi Seven Sisters Songline

Putting the Pieces Together An Arts North West arts and disability project

Authors’ Café Come and meet our local authors in an intimate café setting. Chat about where they get their ideas and inspiration and find out what it takes to be a published author living in regional NSW.

Engage, a NENW Museum Network event on Thurs 31 October (pre-artstate event).
Arts North West, in partnership with Tamworth Regional Gallery and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, presents a workshop for the volunteer museum sector.
Cate Purcell, Volunteer Program Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will be presenting on the role of volunteers in the museum, and some strategies to help engage your audiences.

Speakers Program include locals Roger Knox • Kelsey Stracek-Baker • Amy Hammond
Parallel Sessions include locals Jodie Herden • Kate Sutherland • Michael Burge • Sophie Masson • Lorina Barker • Julie Collins • Lorrayne Riggs • Lyniece Keogh • Paris Knox • Linda Nix • Peter Ross • Ariella van Luyn • Suzie Wicks • Michael Thorley • Bronwyn Parry • Julie Shearer • Jennifer Hamilton • Richard Jordan • Bridget Guthrie