About us

What we do:

Developed in 1999, Outback Arts is a not-for-profit arts and cultural development organisation working in the six local government areas of Bourke, Brewarrina, Coonamble, Cobar, Walgett and Warren.

Outback Arts receives core funding from ARTS NSW (formerly known as NSW Ministry for the Arts) on an annual basis (triennially applied for) as well as an annual contribution from the contributing local government areas.

We work with individuals, organisations and government to generate, promote and advocate for the arts and creative industries in the Far West region of NSW.

We love working with our creative, resilient and generous communities in our region and welcome all ideas and feedback.

The gallery:

Opened in May 2012, the Outback Arts Gallery is proud to present works from local arts groups, regional artists and touring exhibitions, as well as play host to workshops and events.

In 2017 Outback Arts were awarded a $300,000 grant to purchase a building and redevelop the space into a Creative Hub for the far west region! The funding was used to purchase a building and turn it into an interactive facility including professional gallery space(s), industry specified gallery walls, lighting and equipment, studio space, retail and meeting space.

he funding is from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants supported by the Clubgrants program. The funding comes from the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which enables registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machine revenue to benefit local communities.

We aim to be a place of experience and engagement, through our exhibitions, permanent collections, workshop programs and events.

We have a full exhibition program every year, and are dedicated to providing artistic and cultural opportunities to visitors and locals alike.

We are very keen to hear from our creative communities and applications to exhibit can be obtained by contacting us on 02 6822 2484 or admin@outbackarts.com.au