Mark Making Workshop Moree

FREE Creativity Workshop for Aboriginal Artists
Mon 3 Dec 10am - 3pm (lunch provided)
Moree TAFE Art Room

Mark making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create in a piece of art. It applies to any art material on any surface, not only paint on canvas or pencil on paper. Join Aboriginal Arts Officer Lorrayne Riggs to explore the creative possibilities of mark making.

RSVP to Lorrayne via 0467 668 977

Aboriginal Arts Community Consultation Session Inverell

Arts North West is back! We are delighted to welcome back Inverell Shire Council to the Arts North West network.

We recently received a grant through the Create NSW Creative Koori fund to deliver consultation, professional development and mentoring to Aboriginal artists and organisations in the Inverell Shire as part of the Aboriginal Culture Support Program.

This workshop will help Arts North West develop a program of services to be offered to Aboriginal people and organisations from the Inverell Shire and will also contribute towards the Arts North West Regional Aboriginal Arts & Culture Strategy.

Following this consultation session, we will deliver a workshop on Where to Find Funding to assist artists and organisations as they navigate through the various types of funding available.

Aboriginal artists, arts workers and organisations are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration is free and can be done via the following link or you can email or call on 0467 668 977

The Arts North West Aboriginal Cultural Support Program is managed by 2 Rivers Pty Ltd.

19 October at 10am
Armajun Meeting Room
1 Rivers Street Inverell

Creating Creative Careers for Aboriginal Curators in the New England North West

Arts North West is excited to announce another successful project rolling out in the coming months. Create the Curator is a professional development program aimed at providing emerging regional Aboriginal curators with an opportunity to build on their skills and establish themselves as curators living and working in regional NSW.

Four regional Aboriginal emerging curators will participate in a three part professional development project to build their skills, experience and networks and gain significant insight into the various environments curators work in.

Professional and renowned curators Sandra McMahon, Caroline Downer and Sharni Jones will work with the participants through a series of workshops and site visits.  These visits will include a variety of creative spaces from, Aboriginal owned and run galleries, regional galleries, commercial galleries to community spaces throughout the Armidale, Tamworth and Moree region.

Arts North West has contracted the management of this project to 2 Rivers Pty Ltd.  “This is an excellent opportunity for experienced arts workers to develop into regional Aboriginal curators enabling them to promote not only their own skills but also that of other regional Aboriginal Artists” said Project Manager Lorrayne Riggs, “This project is the result of community consultation and identifying a real gap in the market for regional Aboriginal curators, it will promote long term cultural, social and economic outcomes”.

The emerging curators will use their new skill set in a practical way as they work towards presenting a group curated exhibition in 2019. The exhibition will be held at Weswal Gallery in Tamworth and will be a wonderful opportunity to begin building their portfolio of experience.

This project aims to engage and promote regional Aboriginal artists, arts and culture by introducing more Aboriginal people to curatorial positions in regional New South Wales. By doing so, long term collaborations and exciting exhibitions can be developed along with boosting audience development and innovative projects that possibly have not been considered before.