ARTS NORTH WEST CANDIDATES 2019 NSW STATE ELECTION

Don Harwin
Minister for the Arts

Minister Harwin outlines his party's wins for the arts during their time in government, and presents his plan for the future if re-elected as NSW Arts Minister
Click here to read Minister Don Harwin arts election promises

Kevin Anderson
National Party
Tamworth

Robin Gunning
The Greens
Tamworth

“I think the arts and cultural activity in the Tamworth electorate is invaluable to the life of the community and helps to counter the imagine of being "country hicks”. I am a regular participant in these activities. The key issue is lack of funding for the arts in the region. It is Greens policy to fully support arts and cultural development in the regions.”
Click here to read the NSW Greens' vision for the arts

Adam Marshall
National Party
The Northern Tablelands

Steve Mears
NSW Labor
Tamworth

“Arts and culture is an intrinsic part of our community that can bring, not only, economic value to our community but is critical in the remembering, collecting and reciting the history of
our community, whether that be from European and/or Aboriginal history and heritage. Arts and culture can educate, bring people together and lessen the cultural and age divides the exist in our community. The key issues facing artists and arts organisations is lack of funding, lack of opportunity and if recent attempts to engage councils and the media regarding Arts and Culture are anything to go by, there appears to be a lack of interest from a number of councils and the media.”
Click here for the NSW Labor Arts Policy

Debra O'Brien
Country Labor Candidate
The Northern Tablelands

Dorothy Robinson

The Greens
The Northern Tablelands

Andrew Schier

National Party
Barwon

Darriea Turley

Country Labor Party
Barwon

“I Chaired the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery for over 20 years and led the development of the Broken Hill regional art gallery. Not only does arts and culture contribute to enrich our community not only or economy but our health and social well being. Frankly, I worry there is a lack of investment. I have seen a decrease in opportunities for touring programs
and recurrent funding that ties up administrators in red tape takes and more work than delivering programs.”