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REGIONAL COMMUNITIES AND THE ARTS

Judith White  Communities need the arts. They’re not a luxury or an extra; they are essential to a healthy society. This is not news to First Nations people, for whom song, dance, drawing and storytelling have been an integral part of life for millennia.  Ongoing research at Deakin University shows that in Australia art programs […]

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SINGING HER HOME

(This story contains names and images of deceased indigenous persons) Sydney’s acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre have based their acclaimed new work, “SandSong”, on Ningali Lawford-Wolf’s metaphorical knowledge dilly bag which contains the songs and stories of her country, the East Kimberley.  Ningali was an award winning stage and screen actress. She starred in Phillip Noyce’s […]

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MUSIC THEATRE ACROSS THE AGES

Bach to Bush The Bach to the Bush tour is designed to take the joyous music of JS Bach’s ‘Coffee Cantata’ to areas of regional NSW devastated by fires and drought. Covid-19 restrictions put a spoke in our wheel until finally our first staging took place at the small town of Bobin, near Wingham and the Manning Regional Gallery, […]

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Art in Wingham

The Wingham Art Group is better known as ‘Art and Soul’ because the group was created specifically for current and former members of Australia’s military services and emergency service personnel who are dealing with the stresses of job separation, PTSD, depression, or workplace injury. By offering the opportunity to help in a safe and supportive […]

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CALLING GLOUCESTER ARTISTS

GACCI is pleased to offer COMMUNITY ART CLASSES in Gloucester to be tutored by local artist Karen McPhee.  Classes will accommodate artists of all abilities from beginners to advanced to create art in an informal and friendly environment. Three hour classes will be held over a nine week period and will cover various approaches to […]