Congratulations to the Create NSW Regional Cultural Fund Round Two recipients from the New England North West
Air Conditioning and Theatre Upgrade - School of Arts Tenterfield ($72,000)
The Tenterfield Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts will employ funding to install air-conditioning and insulation in this iconic 1875 building. The modernised and improved climate-controlled conditions in the building will make hosting travelling exhibitions easier and support expanded theatre offerings.
Deriah Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Area Access ($249,000)
The Deriah Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Area Access Road upgrade will improve access to an important heritage and cultural site and increase safety. The road is the only access to the Deriah Aboriginal Area, which holds important cultural significance to the Gamilaraay People.
Gunnedah Rainbow Serpent Water Feature Project ($155,725)
The Gunnedah Rainbow Serpent Water Feature Project will deliver a large seating area in a shape and design that symbolises and pays respect to the traditional Kamilaroi story of the Rainbow Serpent. The water feature will be located in front of Gunnedah's Cultural Precinct.
Guyra Historical Museum fit-out ($60,346)
A recently-renovated Guyra Historical Museum will be fitted-out to provide a safe and protected space for valuable museum collection items, including: new display cases; UV protector film and blinds for all windows; hanging tracks; and security cameras, back to base alarm and monitoring system.
Myall Creek Cultural Precinct landscaping and outdoor cultural infrastructure ($1,066,981)
Funding is going to a cultural centre associated with the national and state heritage listed Myall Creek Memorial. Works will provide a culturally-appropriate outdoor performance space and meeting place for dance, drama and storytelling.
New Fireproof Archive Room for Land of the Beardies History House Museum ($9,437)
The Glen Innes & District Historical Society has accumulated an extensive and ever-expanding collection of valuable district records, documents, photographs and other significant historical and cultural items. An additional secure and fireproof archive room will ensure the museum collection is protected for enjoyment by future generations.
Permanent, re-usable, exhibition infrastructure ($7,736)
Black Gully Printmakers is a not-for-profit community group keeping the Museum of Printing at New England Regional Art Museum open to the public on a volunteer basis. Funding will permit the creation of a permanent, yet portable exhibition system consisting of twenty-five adjustable and re-usable matching wooden exhibition frames of varying sizes; a hanging system, and a variety of matts and a matt cutter.
Tenterfield Centenary Cottage renovation ($28,866)
The Tenterfield and Districts Historical society will undertake urgent repairs to the main museum building. The 1871 era building will be repaired, new exhibits built and establish disabled access established.
Two Grand Pianos for the New England Conservatorium of Music ($73,786)
The New England Conservatorium of Music in Armidale is creating a new Piano Studio and employ its RCF for purchase of two new Grand pianos, currently on loan from the University of New England.
Walcha Multi-Purpose Centre Upgrade ($87,744)
RCF funding will enable an upgrade and fit out of kitchen facilities at Walcha’s one community multipurpose centre, providing the community with enhanced cultural experiences and participation.