Arts North West has been successful in securing $145,213 from the Federal Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts Program for a two year project Rivers to Ridges.

“Rivers to Ridges” and the stories in between, gathers and documents the stories of Elders, Artists and the Aboriginal history of the New England North West in multimedia format. It provides Aboriginal Artists the opportunity to translate and share the stories with the broader community through workshops across our region. The project will be presented in a multimedia format over two years.

Art North West Executive Director Caroline Downer said “Arts North West is delighted to be able to showcase the stories of the First Nations people in our region, to record and disseminate their knowledge and skills through film and workshops, in a project that is delivered and managed by Aboriginal artsworkers.”

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program helps to maintain and encourage participation in Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by providing support for projects and organisations for language and arts projects

For more information about the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program, visit For more information on “Rivers to Ridges”, contact the Arts North West Aboriginal Arts Officer Lorrayne Riggs