Artstate Wagga Wagga 2020 – 5-8 November – will showcase the rich and diverse cultural identity of the Riverina region of NSW. The Arts Program celebrates the work that always happens here, from the deep cultural connections of the Wiradjuri people, to our established artists and cultural organisations, and to the confidently emerging voices that are shaping our region’s futures.
Developed following the success of Artlands Dubbo in 2016 – The Artstate concept is a four-year event that has travelled to Lismore (2017), Bathurst (2018), and Tamworth (2019). It will arrive in Wagga Wagga later this year. The purpose of Artstate is to shine a light on the diversity and excellence in art practice in each of the regions that it visits, and explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the regional parts of the state.
As part of the arts program, every morning of Artstate will commence with CALL, a live performance from the Balcony of the Civic Theatre by Lisette Bolton and Clare Brassil. CALL will be broadcast to several vehicles featuring oversized stereos that will be placed around the city for all to hear.
The event will feature many exciting and diverse artists from across the Riverina including William Creighton, Rory Phillips, Titty Titty Bang Bang (pictured), Khairi Darweesh and more.