Wagga Wagga

Image of Kate Allman and James Farley are interested in participating in the Eastern Riverina Arts initiative to activate empty shopfronts in Wagga's CBD. Picture by Emma Hillier

CreateSpace | ERA Heads New Project to Activate Vacant CBD Buildings

Eastern Riverina Arts (ERA) has been awarded over $330,000 to deliver an innovative project, “CreateSpace”, to repurpose and revitalise vacant or underutilised buildings in Wagga Wagga over 3 years. We welcome this announcement as a proactive investment to help strengthen regional creativity, cultural activity, and business. We want to see people in our region turn …

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Featured Artist: Debbie Wood

Debbie Wood is an artist with a passion for painting, screen printing, weaving and Lino prints. Debbie comes from a large family in Moree and is the second eldest female of eight siblings. Debbie moved to Wagga Wagga a few years ago, to be close to her granddaughters. Debbie incorporates her Kamilaroi heritage and cultural background into …

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Tim Kurylowicz interviewed by media

How we're making creativity viral

The impact of social distancing protocols on the arts and creative industries in our region has been swift and widespread. While Eastern Riverina Arts’ office doors are closed, we’re working hard to help. Here’s what we’re up to: Growing Connections Online Our Creative Riverina Facebook Group gained 220 members in the first week, and spawned …

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Creative industry letter to the Prime Minister, ministers and lord mayors on COVID-19 action

TO The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Regional Development Thursday 26 March 2020 Dear Prime Minister, At this most debilitating time in Australia’s cultural life, our creative, cultural and entertainment industries require urgent support to ensure that jobs and infrastructure survive to inspire Australians …

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A simple way Councils can support creative businesses

With events and performances being cancelled in our region, a whole sector of artists, performers, event techies, tourism operators and food businesses are feeling the pinch. Eastern Riverina Arts is reaching out to all 8 of our member councils with this simple request to support our sector.     Dear Councillors I hope this finds …

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EXPLAINER: HAS THE GOVERNMENT AXED THE DEPARTMENT OF ARTS

There is a lot of discussion in the media and online about the Morrison Government’s decision to merge the Department of Communications, Cyber Security and the Arts with it into a super department called the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. So what does this actually mean for the arts and creative sector? …

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$35,000 funding secured to deliver exciting arts+museum project

The good news keeps coming with the notification we were successful in our Regional Arts Fund application for the OLD:NEW project. OLD:NEW is a curated museum exhibition featuring contemporary artworks created in response to items held in museum collections. The exhibition will feature the new artwork exhibited alongside the museum object. The exhibition focuses on …

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Get involved in Artstate 2020

Are you interested in getting involved in Artstate 2020? There will be lots of opportunities to participate as both artists, participants and volunteers. In the first instance please drop us a few details. These details will be used to contact you individually to discuss your ideas or via group email when specific Artstate callouts occur. …

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