Living Arts & Culture aims to capture and record the contemporary live of Indigenous artists and cultural elders across our Far West region.
We want to tell their stories and memories, explore their art-making practice, share their struggles and triumphs as contemporary Aboriginal people. Their strengths and knowledge will be showcased in the contemporary art world, through a touring exhibition and publication.
Andrew Hull has been engaged to work with us. Andrew is a Bourke based artist of Baakindji descent and is well respected locally and Nationally for his work in the arts in communities. Andrew brings a high degree of coordination to the project and will undertake both the story-gathering aspect, as well as the portraiture of the participants. Andrew’s photographic portraiture of the Yaama Festival and his series ‘Bourke in Black and White’ are excellent examples of his capacity and sympathy for the subject.
Living Arts & Culture will raise the profile of regional and remote Aboriginal Artists and the arts activity that is currently happening across our region. There is currently no documentation of this kind for the area. We want to highlight the arts and cultural history of the region and showcase the active nature and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal arts activity.
This project is funded by the Regional Arts Fund (RAF).
RAF is also supporting 12 other new projects across NSW in 2018. The fund, provided by the Australian Government will pour $316,550 into support for these new projects in regional, rural and remote New South Wales. The list of successful projects encompasses a broad spectrum of art forms including music, theatre, screen, circus, visual arts and ephemeral, digital and public art. Communities across the state including Bathurst, Lismore, Tamworth, Walcha, Armidale, Manning Valley, Albury, the Mid North Coast, Bega and Coonabarabran will benefit from this funding.
Head to Regional Arts NSW website here to learn more!